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ACC97: Choosing the Appropriate Database White Paper Available in Download Center

Article ID: 168549

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q168549


The Choose97.exe file contains a document called "Choosing the Appropriate Database Development Tool," which discusses the relative strengths of Microsoft's database products: Microsoft Access, Microsoft Visual Basic, Microsoft Visual FoxPro, and Microsoft SQL Server. Mention is also made of Microsoft Visual C++ and Microsoft Visual J++.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

The Choose97.exe file contains the following files:

   Choosing.doc    The "Choosing the Appropriate Database Development
                   Tool" white paper.

   Readme.txt      This information in text format.

Choosing.doc is in Microsoft Word 97 format. To view this document in an earlier version of Microsoft Word, you need to have the Microsoft Word 97 Converter. For more information about the Word 97 Converter, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

162214 WD: How to Obtain the Word 97 Import Converter

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119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

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The "Choosing the Appropriate Database Development Tool" white paper contains the folling topics: Introduction Database Tools Overview

  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro
  • Microsoft SQL Server

Q & A

  • Database Engine Questions
  • Visual Tool Questions

Web Issues

  • Model Overview
  • Components in Database Solutions

Conclusion Appendix A Microsoft Internet Technologies and Tools

  • ActiveX
  • ActiveX Server Framework
  • FrontPage
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Internet Information Server
  • "Internet Studio"
  • Visual J++

Appendix B

  • Microsoft Data Access Technologies
  • ODBC Data Sources
  • Microsoft Jet ISAM
  • FoxPro ISAM

Appendix C

  • Glossary

Appendix D

  • Database Engine Features Comparison
  • Visual Tool Features Comparison

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