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I use VB to connect to MSAccess DB on another computer named \\DB.
Now I want to save current datetime of \\DB in MSAcess DB.
Who can help me?
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Question by:rock2003
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by:HaydnH
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I don't know of anyway to specifically get the time of the other computer. However, a quick "workaround" would be to run a query that returns Now():

    SELECT Now() As MyDate FROM SomeSmallTable;

I'm guessing that the Now() function would run on the remote system returning the \\DB's time.

NOTE: I said "SomeSmallTable" for obvious reasons - the smaller the table you're querying the better performance you will get.

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by:inox
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do you have access to the other computer, I mean are there directory shares is there Access or Excel installed and can you put a small piece of code there (i.e. Excel-/Accessmakro)?
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If you can access the computer over a network drive you could create file on that netowrk drive using CreateTextFile and then use FileDateTime to determine that systems date/time.

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you can also query the date/time of another computer (w/o changing something on that) by executing

 Shell "cmd /C net time \\DB > %temp%\AnotherComputersDate.txt", vbHide

then read AnotherComputersDate.txt in your temp directory
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