Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC)

Definition of Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is MDAC (Microsoft Data Access Components)?

A set of technologies that provide access to information in a variety of sources. Developers can use these components in client/server and Web-based situations. Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) includes the following:

  • ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), a simplified interface to OLE DB
  • OLE DB, a low-level interface to multiple types of data sources including relational databases, ISAM, spreadsheets, and delimited text files
  • Open database connectivity (ODBC), a standard interface to relational data sources