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    Access Switching to frontend and backend

    All,

    I am very good at excel and can program macros, but I am very new to access and may have a lot of questions, this is my first post. I am being asked to build something in access for my company, or at least manage a build. So here is my question...

    If we build it without both a front and back end, is it easier to take what you have and switch it to a front and back end?



    Also, when and why is it better?

    Thanks very much

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    I would strongly recommend splitting it. The only db I haven't split is one where I'm the only user. You can build it as a single db and split it later (and it's not hard), but sometimes you'll run into things that work one way and not the other, so I'd build it split from the start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbaldy View Post
    I would strongly recommend splitting it. The only db I haven't split is one where I'm the only user. You can build it as a single db and split it later (and it's not hard), but sometimes you'll run into things that work one way and not the other, so I'd build it split from the start.
    Thanks very much, i have a lot to learn

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    Here is question 2...

    What is the fastest and best way to learn access?

    Take a class?, buy a book? watch youtube?

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    That probably depends on the individual, but for me I learn best by doing, so probably a hands-on class. That said, most of what I know came from a couple of books, forums like this and beating my head against a problem until the answer sunk in.
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