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What is differences betweenfront-end and back-end in dbms?

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06/26/2007

Back end is the database and server it resides on. That is where the System Administrators and Database Administrators live. They have terminal emulators and telnet to access the servers/databases. Front end is how the users access the database. "Access" is a good example. It could be a company-coded program that accesses the database, requiring a login (the login determines what data the user can access). Then, users can pull data from a GUI menu, or construct a query.