Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Access 2007 Can I close Access on another user's computer in VBA?

Posted on 2013-10-31
4
Medium Priority
?
519 Views
Last Modified: 2013-10-31
I need to make updates from time to time in Access.   If another user has the company db open, I can't export modules to it.  Can I close the db from my workstation?  If so, how?
0
Comment
Question by:David_W_R
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
ID: 39613827
While you can, it's not a great idea.

A better approach is to provide a shutdown feature in the app itself, either passive or forced.

Open a hidden form at startup, and set a timer for say 60 seconds.   Each time it fires, check a flag (a field in a table for example) and if that flag is found, message the user.  You can then either let them finish up (passive) or quit the app (forced).

Also check that flag at startup and if found, don't start the app, just quit.

You can do the flag with something like this:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/A_5328-Resource-locking-in-your-applications.html

Jim.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:David_W_R
ID: 39614048
Perfect, thanks for the help, Jim.

Dave
0
 
LVL 58
ID: 39614063
Dave,

 I should have added another piece that you might want to implement as part of this:

How to detect User Idle Time or Inactivity in Access 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/210297

 This show you how to kick out users based on inactivity.  This in conjuction with a lock out flag gives you a good all a round solution.

 I also should have mentioned that the reason you don't want to force a user out of Access externally is that it can cause database corruption.

Jim.
0
 

Author Comment

by:David_W_R
ID: 39614110
The very issues I was addressing in my mind while contemplating the next move.   Thanks very much for the thoughtful follow-up.
0

Featured Post

Get your Conversational Ransomware Defense e‑book

This e-book gives you an insight into the ransomware threat and reviews the fundamentals of top-notch ransomware preparedness and recovery. To help you protect yourself and your organization. The initial infection may be inevitable, so the best protection is to be fully prepared.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article shows how to get a list of available printers for display in a drop-down list, and then to use the selected printer to print an Access report or a Word document filled with Access data, using different syntax as needed for working with …
Code that checks the QuickBooks schema table for non-updateable fields and then disables those controls on a form so users don't try to update them.
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…

715 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question