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Scheduler needed to run MS Access mdb macro

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Does any one know of a task schedule program  that I can use with MS Access so that I can schedule a process to run in the evening after work hours.   This task scheduler program would need to be able to open a specific MDB file and run a macro within it.

I have tried the Task Scheduler from within Windows NT but it will not allow me to specify the macro to run when the access mdb file opens.

Any Sugestions would be appreciated.

Lou
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by:jadedata
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Hey Ldufresne19!

 If you call the macro "autoexec" Access will run it on opening the mdb
 Make sure to include a final command to quit Access once it runs.

regards
Jack
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by:nico5038
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You could also run the macro directly, just check perove's comment in:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/MS_Access/Q_20271651.html

Nic;o)
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I use the following:

Either create a batch file or a VB program that will have the following in it:

MSACCESS <DBpath/DBname.mdb> /x <MacroName>

Sometimes you need to specify the full path name and directory to MSaccess.exe eg:

c:\program file\Ms Office\Office\MSAccess.exe "<DBpath/DBname.mdb> /x <Macroname>"  

Quotations important.  Then use task sheduler.

Dom
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by:Lou Dufresne
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I have tried all of the following but it will not run the specified macro.

Trial 1
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MSACCESS.EXE" "S:\@DUFRESN\ACCESS\Lad97Master\Lad97Master.mdb /x M-Msg"

Trial 2
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MSACCESS.EXE" "S:\@DUFRESN\ACCESS\Lad97Master\Lad97Master.mdb" "/x M-Msg"

Trial 3
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MSACCESS.EXE" "S:\@DUFRESN\ACCESS\Lad97Master\Lad97Master.mdb" /x M-Msg

Trial 4
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MSACCESS.EXE" S:\@DUFRESN\ACCESS\Lad97Master\Lad97Master.mdb /x M-Msg"

Any Suggestions?

Lou
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"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MSACCESS.EXE" S:\@DUFRESN\ACCESS\Lad97Master\Lad97Master.mdb /x M-Msg

try the above:
  Only the segment pointing to msaccess.exe needs the double quotes because of the space in "Microsoft Office"
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by:jadedata
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thanx for the question!!
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by:nico5038
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Hmm, exactly the command stated by perove in the Q I referenced......

Nic;o)
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by:jadedata
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Ldufresne19: did you check the link Nico provided??
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by:Lou Dufresne
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nico5038,
    You are right. How can I also give you some points.

Lou
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by:nico5038
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Hi Lou,

I was just surprised you didn't notice, as it could have solved your problem a day sooner :-)

Success with your application !

Nic;o)

BTW Points are no issue for me as I've got plenty.
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