Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 21:14:33 -0500
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From: bbser 2009 <bbser2009@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: MS ACCESS
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Maybe using access is a good start to understand more sophisticated ones
like Oricle, DB2, or mySQL?
From: Nat Wooding [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: February-21-11 8:25 PM
To: 'bbser 2009'; SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: RE: MS ACCESS
A few years ago, my former group hired a contractor to do some sampling and
they used an Access data base to store the data. A couple of the younger
guys in my group used it to store some data and, thought it was the greatest
thing since sliced bread. At the time, they had been using an Oracle-based
data storage system that was clunky at best and not particularly suited for
what they need to do. Anyway, they started lobbying for using the Access
system for their data storage needs. Our IT department nixed the idea due to
security considerations and went with a sql server system. I cannot comment
on the security issues other than to say that if you have a mission critical
data base, Access may not be the way to go (unless you are using a totally
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of bbser
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 7:21 PM
Subject: OT: MS ACCESS
I was wondering, what were the most useful features of MS ACCESS?
If the same question got asked about MS Excel, the first feature popped up
in my mind was pivot tables.
So, how about Access?
Any comments are welcome and appreciated.