Database Server 5
By Richard Rost 32 days ago
Transform Access into a Database Server, Part 5
This is Part 5 of my series on transforming Microsoft Access into a makeshift database server. This can be a handy solution for small-scale applications and proof-of-concept projects. We will pass SQL statements to an Access back-end database that will process our requests and send only the data we need back to the front-end. This is much like what a real database server, such as SQL Server, does.
Members will learn how to enable the back-end server to handle requests from multiple users. We'll learn how to lock the server so that only one person at a time can send a request, process the data, and copy the files that the user needs down to the local workstation. After that, we'll unlock the server so the next user can send a command. While this setup is not as robust as an actual database server like SQL Server, it will get the job done for multiple users.
Silver Members and up get access to view Extended Cut videos, when available. Gold Members can download the database template from class plus get access to the Code Vault. If you signed up on YouTube you have to register on my YouTube Find User page so I can set up your account here on my web site. If you're not a member, Join Today!
In the Extended Cut, I added 1.3 million records to the back-end database, moved it to my actual server, and tested the performance. Running a classic query just from the Access front-end took 30 seconds (get all customers from Florida). Using the database "Server" routine we built in this series took 9 seconds, and I'm sure that could be optimized even more if you took the time to.
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