microsoft access day countdown

Posted on 2011-10-20
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi, I am looking for a day countdown timer for one of my forms. Is this an easy thing to do. I see lots of articals on timers but nothing for days.

On my main form I would like to have on it a countdown in days and maybe time to a specific point say countdown to christmas for example. Any ideas, or is this a big question
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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you can use

msgbox DateDiff("d",Date(),DateSerial(Year(Date()),12,25)) & " Days before Christmas"
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 800 total points
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<I see lots of articals on timers but nothing for days.>
The reason is that there are a lot of issues when doing things on a "Timer" across Days
You must *Guarantee* that the machine will remain on over those days

If you simply need a countdown till a date, use something like this as the controlsource property for a textbox in a form/report:

Here "Date()" will always be the current date.

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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in your form, place a textbox and set the Control Source to
=DateDiff("d",Date(),DateSerial(Year(Date()),12,25)) & " Days before Christmas"
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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capricorn1's is better...
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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using a fix date ( #12/25/2011# - not advisable) means you have to change the year every year

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\thanks, I wasnt expecting you to solve it so soon, well done thx to you both

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Wow, a date is so quick to add but I am glad you pointed me in the right direction, I may have messed up otherwise

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