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Automatic reading of database values

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I have a requirement to have multiple access to a database over a network.  The requirement also includes my VB5/6 application to constantly read the database for changes made by other systems on the network.

Is there anyway to be notified of changes to a database without having to constantly check the database contents using a timer?

If so, is there any code snippets available as I don't have a clue !
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by:CraigLazar
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Hi
So u have to see if anther application has accessed your access database ?
do u have to see or show if thath has happened , which record it was ?
Long shot but could u not use the windows api to tell you when the database was last modified. Keep track of thath value in a ini file and compare the dates and times .
just an idea

Craig
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how about trying this...

if your backend or database is an RDBMS , why not try to create a stored procedure
that will perform a certain event or message (ie display a message box) whenever a
the database was modified. Then from the server make a small app that will trap these messages . In this case you won't need to constantly check the database instead
the system will notify (thru yor app) that the database has been changed.
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