Update access form every 3 seconds

Posted on 2011-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-08-14

I have been tasked with designing an access app that will show a form a big TV within a call center. This app will have forms that will need to show updated query results every 3 seconds. I have attached an .mdb with some tables and a form with subforms. I need help with the VBA to update the form every 3 seconds requerying all query's behind each subform on the main form. I'm also looking for any creative input that you can provide to dress up the form and make it eye catching / fun.

Question by:Dalexan
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ID: 36539720
No eye candy from me.  But, you can add an event to the form's timer property and do this:


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dqmq earned 200 total points
ID: 36539764
Specifically, I meant the main form's on timer event.  You also need to set the timer interval 3000 = 3 seconds

Author Comment

ID: 36539782
I setup the timer but its not refreshing the query behind the subforms
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Author Comment

ID: 36539824
Also is it possible to change the font size of datasheet view within the form?
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ID: 36539845
for the sub forms include a line like this:



Author Comment

ID: 36539852
I found the code to change the font size of the datasheet view, I just need help with the timer refreshing the values on the subforms from the query results....and any eye candy help....

Private Sub Form_Load()
    With Me
        .DatasheetFontHeight = 14
        .DatasheetBackColor = RGB(255, 0, 255)
        .DatasheetFontName = "Verdana"
        .DatasheetFontWeight = 700 ' bold
    End With
End Sub
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by:Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP
Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP earned 50 total points
ID: 36539888
for the sub forms include a line like this:


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Boyd Trimmell
Microsoft MVP - Access Exprt
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ID: 36539910
I think the look of datasheet mode is not very eye catching. I never use them. All the user I have ask say that they are "ugly". The most common response.  I agree.  I think the look of a form in continuous mode can be made to be a lot more eye catching.

Boyd Trimmell
Microsoft MVP - Access Exprt

Author Comment

ID: 36540673
Thanks now all that's left is to install virtualbox I'n ubuntu server and get this app working I'n there.

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