Access 2003 provides a powerful set of tools that are sophisticated enough for professional developers, yet easy to learn for new users. Now everyone in your organization can create or use powerful database solutions that make organizing, accessing, and sharing information easier than ever.
Access and Use Information from Multiple Sources
Use information from a variety of formats and programs all in a familiar interface.
Incorporate a wide range of data sources. Access 2003 supports a variety of data formats, including Extensible Markup Language (XML), OLE, Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services.
Link business systems. Link tables so that you can access data from multiple databases at one time in Access 2003 forms, reports, and data access pages. Link tables from other Access databases, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, ODBC data sources, Microsoft SQL Server databases, and other data sources.
Get the most from your enterprise data. Incorporate Microsoft SQL Server-based data into your Access solutions. Use the Stored Procedure Designer to create and modify simple procedures stored in SQL Server without having to learn Transact-SQL.