For our purposes here, the Visual Fox Pro application is the client.
Queries against large tables creates a great deal of network traffic.
You can employ background fetching for a data source in one of the following ways: A multitiered view is a view based on one or more views rather than on a base table.
When you update data in a multitiered view, the updates go down only one level, to the view on which the top-level view is based; base tables are not updated.
Before we go further, we should define what "client/server" means, at least in the context in which we are using it here.
"Client" refers to the so-called "front-end" application, the one that is running on the user's desktop.