Database Access Objects (DAO) is an interface as defined by Microsoft designed for access
to databases. DAO accesses MS-Access databases directly and quickly over the so-called
JetEngine function. All other databases are addressed through the known ODBC driver. The DAO
library is object oriented as C++ class and only available for the 32 Bit platforms
Windows 9x/2000 and Windows NT as well as their successors. All necessary system libraries are however
delivered with the DAO Toolkit so that this interface can be used even without an installed database product.
You can therefore create, read, and write Access databases on a computer on which no Office suite is installed.