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Display message during VBA execution in Access

Posted on 2011-04-25
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I run a VBA routine in Access whereby I populate a table.  I would like to display a message on the bottom of the screen in the bar where the READY and the caps lock message displays (or someplace else if not there) that shows where I am in the process of updating.  How can I do this?  I seem to recall that there is a simple one line command that allows me to do this.

Question by:RichNH
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You can do this using the SysCmd() function.

If you look that up in VBA Help ... all the details are there.

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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
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Here is just one example:

    Call SysCmd(acSysCmdSetStatus, "Processing ....")

   ' your code

     Call SysCmd(acSysCmdClearStatus)


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Thanks,  I seem to remember some refence to Application but that might have been Excel.  Works like a charm.
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You are welcome.

Check out the info in the Help file. You can also use it as a progress meter on the Status bar (the area you were referring to) ... it works pretty cool.


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