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How to set up a Task - Time reminder pop up form

Posted on 2012-04-09
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Hello All-

I have set up some forms and tables in an attemp to accomplish the following;

To create a pop-up reminder form, that remains on the desktop until the "complete" checkbox has been checked.

If the task was not completed on the same day, the pop up will remain until checked "complete" I have a field named "completed by" which will tell me who completed the task, I would like the check box not to be able to be checked until "completed by" is selected first.

Also, if the reminder checkbox is not checked no pop up reminder should be activated.
I repeat, if the “reminder” checkbox is checked a pop up reminder should be activated automatically.

The attached data is a subform to my main form, your help is greatly appreciated...you are my heroes!

Lucy
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Why go through all the trouble to reinvent the wheel?

Most of this functionality already exists in MS Outlook.
Tasks
Reminders
Appointments
...et al
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You cannot have a pop-up message or form within an Access application which will remain visible but let you do other work in the same database.
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@Boag2000, Thank you for your response.  

From what I understand there are lots of issues with Access/Outlook reminders, I was trying to stay clear of Outlook if at all possible...if there are no other options, I will have to link to Outlook.

@Peter57r Thanks for responding.
 
That makes sense, how can I set up the pop up reminder to pop up when a task's reminder checkbox has been checked?

Thanks again to both,

Lucy
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<From what I understand there are lots of issues with Access/Outlook reminders,>
I have never had any issues with outlook reminders...
Please state where you got this info from...?
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@boag2000,

Some of the Outlook reminder issues are on this site. Can you offer a workaround for not using Outlook?

All I need the for the pop up form to  say message "this task has not been completed" the message will be driven by the checked "remind" checkbox on the 'to do' task field.

Basically I need VBA code...

Thanks much,

Lucy
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<Some of the Outlook reminder issues are on this site.>
Please be specific...
This site has "Notification" emails that it sends out...but the site has no "Outlook Reminder" specific functionality...

I am sure will help you with the popup issue
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boag2000, I am willing to try Outlook if that is the only option available. Do you have a suggestion of how I may implement it in my design?

Thanks much,

Lucy
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First lets let Pete handle your "Popup" question...
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@boag2000, ok.
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I think my only point was that what was being requested is not possible, if the user needs to do other actions in the databse..

I think you need to explain how you expect to be using your app.
Are you saying that a user will be working on just one task until it is finished?
Or can they have several un-completed tasks?
Does the task involve ongoing use of the database or is the database just monitoring the progress of external tasks?
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I have finally made my pop up form work...without the connectivity to Outlook.

The process required VBA code which I found on a net search.

I don't know how well this pop up will work in a multi user environment...because my tests are just on my laptop.

Thanks all for your input, but I am going to delete this question.
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Because I did not want to use Outlook as a reminder option, I opted for searching and further investigating the possibility of creating a pop up reminder without the use of Outlook, I found what I needed and retro fitted to my requirements.

I don't know how this will work in a multi user environment, and if I have to keep searching for a better solution,but I have got to give my solution a try.

Thanks all
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