I have used MS Access since version one. Access has evloved into an elegant indispensible platform for me. I develop Access and SQL Server applications. I use Access for data imports, quick data scenario testing, reports, exports. Access can do everything a developer wants. Access is NOT an enterprise level database and it wasn't meant to be. Anyone who points out the flaws of Access and those flaws are enterprise database related are not getting the point. I have used Access in situations that saved a company hundreds of thousands of dollars. The real and most important consideration of ANY application is "Does it work? Can it perform the way it was deisgned to perform?" The answer for Access is "Yes!". For all of the naysayers out there... you all truly do NOT know what you are missing. In this competitve development world, Access is a powerful tool in my arsenal. My question for the naysayers is this: "Have you actually used or even tried to use Access to resolve a problem?" If you answer is "No" then that is probably why you feel the way you do. Access, just like any other devlopment tool, must be properly used. When properly used Access is the best in it's class.
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