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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2006

    Exclamation Unanswered: Automating a form.

    I tried to search but did not find any answers. I have a form that is accessed every day in the morning and with a press of a button executes updates for the database. Is there a way to automate this within Windows so it is launched by itself (scheduled task...) and the confirmation sent to the user when completed with the status?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    outside the rim
    To make code automatically execute, place a call to the procedure in the On_Open Event.

    To make a Form automatically execute, make that form the Start_Up form (under the Tools menu of the main DB window).

    To run the DB, use a batch file.

    To run the batch file, make it a scheduled task in Window.

    Task runs batch.
    Batch opens DB.
    DB opens fors as Startup.
    Open Event triggers code.

    For the status to user, I typically have an activity table that logs the timestamp the procedure was run and some sort of text to describe the results. Anybody who needs to see the status has a link to that table.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006

    Thumbs up Thank you.

    Excellent. Thank you very much. I will try this and see what happens.

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