[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Macro "running" in Task Scheduler

Posted on 2004-04-06
5
Medium Priority
?
885 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-10
I have Windows Task Scheduler running a macro in Access that runs a couple querys and exports a csv file. It works perfect but the task scheduler says the task is still running and indeed Access stays open after the macro is done. How can I get it to close Access when the macro is done. I tried putting a close macro at the end of the macro but it doesnt work. Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:Microbomb
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:Jeff_Marsh
ID: 10769268
Hey Microbomb,

Try putting the "Quit" action as the last action in the macro!

\|/ Jeff \|/
0
 

Author Comment

by:Microbomb
ID: 10769441
Close, that closes the Access but the Scheduler Service still says "running" and looking under Task Manager I see that MSAcces.exe is still running, even though I don't see it. I click end task and the "running" status goes away.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Jeff_Marsh earned 500 total points
ID: 10769505
Hmmmm - have you tried putting the command in a batch file and scheduling the batch file instead:

runit.bat:
@echo off
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MSACCESS.EXE" "database.mdb" /x Macro.Name

\|/ JRM \|/
0
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:rockiroads
ID: 10769653
have u tried

application.Quit

there is DoCmd.Close but I think that still leaves access with no db open, still running

0
 

Author Comment

by:Microbomb
ID: 10769778
Running it from the batch file seems to work. Strange that would do it. Thanks Jeff. You are manxx.
0

Featured Post

Get free NFR key for Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (1 year, 2 sockets) to all certified IT Pros. The license allows for the non-production use of Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 in your home lab, without any feature limitations. It works for both VMware and Hyper-V environments

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Preparing an email is something we should all take special care with – especially when the email is for somebody you may not know very well. The pressures of everyday working life stacked with a hectic office environment can make this a real challen…
We live in a world of interfaces like the one in the title picture. VBA also allows to use interfaces which offers a lot of possibilities. This article describes how to use interfaces in VBA and how to work around their bugs.
In Microsoft Access, when working with VBA, learn some techniques for writing readable and easily maintained code.
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…

656 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question