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O Open Data Base Connection. A standard for communications between user programs and databases in Windows 95. This allows the database program to be divided in:

An engine (from Sybase, Oracle, SQL server, or others), which contains the data and can be on a server.

One or more front-end applications (developed in Access, Crystal Report, or other similar programs) which can be run on the user's PC, and which produce screen images for data entry and printing.

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