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Posted on 2004-04-06
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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.
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Question by:Microbomb
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by:Jeff_Marsh
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Hey Microbomb,

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

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by:Microbomb
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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.
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Jeff_Marsh earned 125 total points
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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

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by:rockiroads
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have u tried

application.Quit

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

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