An application program interface (API)
from Microsoft Corporation permitting individuals writing Windows applications
to get access to the database. RDO statements embedded in the code use the lower-layer Data Access
Objects (DAO) for allowing database access. Databases reply to these requests
by writing to the DAO interface.
RDO has developed into ActiveX
Data Objects (ADO), the
program interface that the Microsoft Corporation currently suggests for new
programs. ADO not only gives individuals access to nonrelational databases but
also is considerably easier to use than RDO.
ActiveX Data Objects (ADO); Code or Source Code.
TechTarget. Remote Data Objects. [Online, July 27, 2001.] TechTarget Website.