Data Access Objects. Objects that are defined by the Microsoft Jet database engine. You use data access objects, such as the Database, TableDef, Recordset, and QueryDef objects, to represent objects that are used to organize and manipulate data in code. A high-level set of objects that insulates developers from the physical details of reading and writing records. In a database application, for example, these objects include databases, table definitions, query definitions, fields, indexes, etc.
Data Access Objects. Programming interfaces used by an application developer. DAO includes the full functionality of the Microsoft Jet database engine for local data management, and ODBC version 3.5 includes ODBC Direct for fast access to remote data. See also Jet and ODBC.