Single-tiered Database Applications
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In single-tiered database applications, the application and the database share a single file system. They use local databases or files that store database information in a flat-file format.
A single application comprises the user interface and incorporates the data access mechanism. The type of dataset component used to represent database tables is in a flat file.The following picture illustrates this:
For more information on building single-tiered database applications, see Building Multi-tiered Applications.