Ms Access Database Timestamp
Posted on 2009-07-14
I created a client-server based application in MS Access.
On the server side runs a scheduler which releases tasks every minute in the On Timer event.
After the tasks have been released, the scheduler puts the current date and time (Now()) in a table.
On the client side, there is a monitor who checks if the scheduler is still running.
To make sure the scheduler is running, the client application compairs the timestamp on the client side (also now()) with the value entered in the table by the scheduler on the server side.
Issue is that the server and client computers have different timestamps. Sometimes more than 5 minutes.
Now I was wondering if there is a way to get the timestamp of the database. I know that in an Oracle database you can select the timestamp from the DUAL. Is there a way to do this in Ms Access?
If not, I might consider upsizing the application to Ms SQL Server.
But than again the same question ; Is there a way to select the timestamp of Ms SQL Server?
Thanks in advance.