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A pause needed before autoexec macro.

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This is a strange one.
Using a hyperlink from IE5 to an MDB file - it boots twice. I boots normally from Windows Explorer.
I finally tracked the problem down to the autoexec macro. If I remove this then the MDB boots once. All I can figure is that somehow the autoexec is firing off too quickly and causing the MDB to reload.
SO - I would like to get a pause in somehow before the autoexec macro kicks off.
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Question by:capital052798
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paasky earned 90 total points
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Hello capital,

Here's one work-around you could try:

Rename Autoexec macro, then define a startup form (choose Tools | Startup..) which will open when database is opened. Set timerinterval of that form to 1000 and execute the renamed macro OnTimer event.

Hope this helps,
Paasky
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by:mrt1
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I think you'll get the error whether you use autoexec or Tools/Startup.

This is a bug with IE5 and MS Access....

Have at look at this MS support article:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q186/3/08.ASP?LNG=ENG&SA=TECH&FR=1)

I also tried to get around it using Tools/startup and by adding time delays......didn't have any success, though.
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by:wesleystewart
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..And then make sure to close the form so the macro doesn't keep executing every 1000 ms... :-)

Wes
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by:paasky
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Good addition to my comment Wes! :-)

If you don't want to close startup form you can disable Timer with this code:

  ...
  Me.TimerInterval = 0
End Sub

Paasky
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by:EvanL
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Don't know if it helps, but I use this code to pause:

    Dim StartTime As Single
    Dim x As Integer
   
    'Set the time in seconds to pause
    x = 1
   
    'Set the start time variable
    StartTime = Timer + x
   
    'Do events
    Do While Timer < StartTime
        DoEvents
    Loop
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by:capital052798
ID: 2620153
mrt1
I'm sorry to say this but mrt1 is right.
Paasky's suggestion for the startup form was interesting to me as I didn't know it existed - thanks. I set it up, put the timer on, in fact I set the timer up to 10,000 milli secs - but still the same old double boot.
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by:EvanL
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The Microsoft solution did not help?
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by:mrt1
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The microsoft solution will work, but moving your database onto a web server or creating a "virtual directory" is not always practical or desirable.

I think we're stuck with this Microsoft "feature".

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by:paasky
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capital,

I also read the Micro$oft article after sending my suggestion. Thank you mrt1 giving us that information.

It was mentioned there that both Autoexec and startup form will cause multiple start problem. Seems that VBA library is causing trouble with IE3 <

Nasty bug I have to say..

Regards,
Paasky
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by:capital052798
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Passky
whilst I didn't get my problem solved - you answered my question re the pause on start up - so you get the points. Thanks
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by:paasky
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Happy to help with pause issue capital - sorry your loading-twice problem was  not solved. Let's hope MS would offer a patch for this unpleasant feature soon).

Regards,
Paasky
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