I'm new to VB. I'm teaching myself how to program. The question I have revolves around data sources. I have quite a few books I am working from and they all use Access databases for their data sources. I want to make apps. that utilize a lot of tabulated data but I don't own Access. I would like to know if people use other items like Excel or just plain old text files and if so, what's the basic idea behind it. Any suggestions on books, web sites or notes would be greatly appreciated.
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