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using autoexec macro and windows scheduled task to run queries

Posted on 2010-08-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I use auto exec macro, module and windows scheduled tasks to run a query.
Now I want to run two more queries - each at a different time- is that possible?
Public Function startprog()
DoCmd.SetWarnings False
DoCmd.OpenQuery "qryUpdate"
DoCmd.Quit acQuitSaveNone
End Function
(action) RUN CODE      
function name

that code is what I am using,
thank you
Question by:davetough
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 668 total points
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create another .bat file that will run a macro and use the  scheduled tasks to set the time to run the .bat file

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bartjoosen earned 668 total points
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You can make 3 macros, setting 3 entries in the task scheduler,
or maybe set the queries after each other in 1 macro:
Public Function startprog()
DoCmd.SetWarnings False
DoCmd.OpenQuery "qryUpdate1"
DoCmd.OpenQuery "qryUpdate2"
DoCmd.OpenQuery "qryUpdate3"
DoCmd.Quit acQuitSaveNone
End Function

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by:Dale Fye
Dale Fye earned 664 total points
ID: 33487920
Or you could use the scheduler to kick off the application at three different times, and let the application decide which query to run depending on the time.

If TimeValue(Now()) Between #01:30# AND #01:45# Then
    docmd.Openquery "qryUpdate1"
Elseif  TimeValue(Now()) Between #02:30# AND #02:45# Then
    docmd.Openquery "qryUpdate2"
Elseif  TimeValue(Now()) Between #03:30# AND #04:45# Then
    docmd.Openquery "qryUpdate1"

You could put this code in the Load event of your Startup form, rather than an autoexec macro (although I'm sure there are ways to do If/Then statements in macros, I've never felt the need to learn how).

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