O'Reilly logo

Microsoft® Access® 2010 In Depth by Roger Jennings

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

5. Working with Access Databases and Tables

Understanding Access Database Files

image Before the arrival of Microsoft Office Access 2007, there was only one extension for Access database files: .mdb. The traditional name for an.mdb file that stores Access application, data objects, or both, has been Access database since Microsoft released Access 1.0 in November 1993. As other database programming tools and technologies, such as Visual Basic and ADO.NET, began using .mdb files, Jet database became the preferred designation for Access files containing only tables and query definitions. Later versions of Access were only one of many Microsoft applications ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required