(OT?) What is DAO software??

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My IS department installed DAO software on our server/system, just curious what is DAO?

-- CygnusXI (noburnt@toast.net), September 02, 1999


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From < http://www.skm-software.com/ >:

"ODBC, ADO & DAO, Client/server, Internet database connectivity"

CygnusXI: looks like some sort of Internet Development Tool.

Regards, Bob Mangus

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-- Robert Mangus (rmangus1@yahoo.com), September 02, 1999.

Thanks Robert.

-- Cyg- (noburnt@toast.net), September 02, 1999.

DAO stands for "Data Access Objects", a commonly-used Microsoft standard database interface. It it used extesively in MS Access and Visual Basic, and I'm sure also for web apps.

-- B-17 (flying@fortress.com), September 02, 1999.

Of course, the installation list have have been wrong; it actually was DOA (dead On Arrival) software....8<)

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), September 02, 1999.

Just installed DAO?? That seems a bit unusual...........

IMHO, the only reason to learn DAO is because there are a number of existing applications that use it.........

However, ADO is the direction the MS are moving in at the moment, particularly useful in web applications for interfacing with databases. DAO is old news!!

-- Craig (craig@ccinet.ab.ca), September 02, 1999.

We do run Access, Focus, Excell, Vb and the like. Upgrading I suppose.

-- CygnusXI (noburnt@toast.net), September 02, 1999.

ODBC: Object Database Connectivity ADO: ActiveX Data Objects DAO: Data Access Objects

ADO is replacing DAO as a uniform database interface. ODBC is a means to connect to databases, i.e., it's a "layer".

-- Ron Schwarz (rs@clubvb.com.delete.this), September 02, 1999.

And I hate the d**m thing....

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), September 02, 1999.

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