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Scheduling Jobs with MS Access?

Posted on 2003-12-08
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Is it possible to set up Access so that it runs a specifc query every day at 7:30pm?  This query would be an update query, which will update the data on a current table, appending, and deleting records when needed.

Is this possible?
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Question by:Ingx_Sub
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by:jadedata
ID: 9899745
Hey Ingx_Sub!

  By building the job into a database to run as the database is opened you can have a server CRON a job to open the database
  which inturn launches the job inside the database
  which does an application.quit when the job completes
  You might want the db to log the process as the job ensues.

regards
Jack
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by:Ingx_Sub
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Does that mean Access can't do it?

I don't have access to create a CRON job on the server :(  And it would take months for me to get a DBA to do it for me.  I'm trying to avoid that route because I'd like to implement this process ASAP.
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Create the same single job mdb with a single form inside.

 set the form timerinteval 10000 millisecs (10 minutes)
 put code on the form OnTimer event
  if time() >= #07:15:00 AM# and #07:45:00 AM# then
   'run the job
   'log the job
  endif


The database MUST be running constantly in order to do this however.
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by:Ingx_Sub
ID: 9899864
What do you mean the data must be running constantly?

I can't set a "timer" in Access so that once it hits 7:30, it runs the query and updates the table?

Bummer
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by:Ingx_Sub
ID: 9899868
Is there a Java script that could be written to do that?
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by:jadedata
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You would have to check the Java Forum for that question...
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by:Ingx_Sub
ID: 9899925
Ok...I'll give them a shot.  I'll leave this one open for a while longer to see if anybody else has any suggestions.

Thanks Jack!
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by:Atropa
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Create a macro with the following

SetWarnings = No
OpenQuery = Opens your query
Quit

Using task scheduler (XP or 2000) create a scheduled task with the following command line..

"c:\program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\MSACCESS.EXE \\Server\Share\Folder\NameOfDB.mdb /x MacroName"

Set it to run @ 7:30.  
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by:jadedata
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well there ya go then!!
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by:Atropa
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That is how I do it anyhow, but them I am a dumb swede so what do i know?
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by:Ingx_Sub
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Where is this "task scheduler" ?
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