What is MS Access? Explain its use.

MS Access: Microsoft Access is one of the most popular and powerful database management systems. It provides various built-in features to the users. These features help the user to create database and view information. It is better than other database management systems such as Microsoft works.

Use of MS Access: Microsoft Access is a relational database management system (RDBMS). It is used to store and process a large amount of information. It is very easy to understand for users. Its graphical interface helps the users to create queries, forms and reports easily. Even an inexperienced programmer can use MS Access to perform different activities the user can convert the invoices, file of customer names, ledger and inventory lists into relational database. The process of entering, updating and displaying information becomes very easy.

What is an IDE? Discuss its advantages and disadvantages.

IDE

IDE stands for integrated Development Environment. It is a collection of facilities provided to the users. It is used by database designers and application programmers. It is used to create databases and database applications. An IDE simplifies the tasks of creating and using a database.

IDE uses a graphical interface. The users do not create database applications manually. They use the graphical interface of IDE to enter specifications of the required application. The IDE automatically builds the application. The details of database creation are hidden from the user. A user does not require detailed knowledge of the database systems to create database applications. MS access is a popular integrated development environment. It is used to communicate with databases for manipulating data.

Advantages

  1. It is easy to use.
  2. It simplifies the creation of database applications.
  3. It does not require a detailed knowledge of databases.
  4. It provides predefined facilities to search, sort, retrieve and process data in databases.
  5. It provides facilities to create an attractive user interface with menus, buttons, textboxes etc.

Disadvantages

Some advantages of IDE are as follows:

  1. IDE uses graphical interface. It requires more memory and processing power
  2. Some IDEs do not allow users to interact with the databases directly.