applications need to store large volumes of data organized in a format so that
information can be retrieved efficiently and quickly as and when required. With
the help of a DBMS
Management System), managing the data becomes easy. A DBMS
is a system that manages the storage and retrieval of data in a database.
Further Microsoft Visual Basic provides tools for creating and accessing a
variety of RDBMS (Relational Database Management System). An RDBMS
stores and retrieves information according to the relationship defined. In a RDBMS,
the data is the container of the tables in which all data is stored in the relationships
is formed by data values.
A database is a collection of data that is related one to another to support
a common application. For example Employee details - Name, Address, etc. Each
of these collections of data continue a database.
accessing methods are as follows;
Jet Engine - Accessing Microsoft
Access and Visual Basic databases.
ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) - Allow access to the client
server databases on a network.
ISAM (Index Sequential Access Method) - Used to access flat databases such
as dBase, FoxPro, ParaDox.