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    Posted: 04 Jul 2009 at 12:17pm

It appears that Access is sometimes not well understood in some quarters.

On the other hand, if there is a requirement for an economical, feature-rich desktop database application, it is difficult to find a better tool for the job than Access.

Newcomers to Access have as examples:

-       templates as supplied by Microsoft (which are applications that lend themselves to being “templatised”)

-       sample applications in books (which are chosen by the author on the basis of illustrating principles)

-       sample applications in courses (which are chosen on the basis of illustrating principles)


And then, there are the applications that are built in real businesses and organisations to provide real results, and these applications may or may not be similar to the templates or the book/course examples.

So, for the purpose of illustrating “where does Access fit in”, I thought it would be helpful to gather up a number of examples of real-world scenarios of Access applications.  Nothing grandiose, no illustrations, screen-shots, etc, nor technical details.  Just a synopsis, something about which we could say "Access is the best tool for this job".  I know there are potentially millions of examples of this, of course.  But some Access MVPs have provided examples from their own work, to illustrate the range of ways in which Access has found a niche...

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