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OK, I'll demonstrate my stupidity, but what's the main differences between MS Access and MS Sequel Server?

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OK, I'll demonstrate my stupidity, but what's the main differences between MS Access and MS Sequel Server?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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ms sql server is "mainly" a large-scale server database product.

ms access is mainly a "quick and dirty" small-scale desktop database product, with vba+forms development integrated.

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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 50 total points
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Access is a complete development environment where SQL Server is simply a database engine.

Access includes the ability to create forms and reports and tie that all together with marcos or code. It also comes with a default database engine, which is JET. JET however is a fairly simple database engine lacking many features that are found in other db engines such as SQL server. JET was designed and is intended for small workgoup/department level projects.

Access can use db engines other then JET. In fact SQL server is one of them. It even has a native interface to SQL Server (called ADP's), but that is being phased out in the next release. Stepped on too many toes I guess<g>.

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JimD.
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