as i've mentioned in my reply title, i agree with you 110% on the topic you've just discuss and other topics being brought up. being an access user myself for years now, i find myself trying to learn new tricks on how to use SQL Server 2005 Express Edition.
but let's not forget what the thread is about. obviously the guy still don't know how to use SQL and/or Access hence the topic. if you're starting with a small project and will be using it for quite some time, i would suggest you use Access until such time you'll find it to be sluggish or so. i guess by that time you've already familiarized yourself with SQL Server (be it Express Edition or not).
just my 2 cents.
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