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I've found code that should make it possible to run a macro inside an access database from VB.NET.

Dim Adb As New Access.Application
Adb.OpenCurrentDatabase("Path To the database")
Adb.Run("procedure name to be ran..")
Adb.CloseCurrentDatabase()
Adb.Quit()

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Is it possible to trigger an event that would make it evident that the macro has finished running?

I looked here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ee291795(v=office.12).aspx but didn't see anything that looked like it would work.

I don't want the user to continue until the process has finished.

Thanks for your help!
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I would create a wrapper function that calls the function you are trying to run.  The wrapper could post a status in a table and you could read that.
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Thanks for your reply! I left the office, but will give that a try tomorrow.
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This would have to be checked, I am not at my computer right now.

You could close the database in the macro.

See if there is a way to detect that closure from your application, maybe by checking a property of Adb.CurrentDB.
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What is "the process"? Wondering if it could be ported over to .NET instead ...
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Sorry for the long delay in updating this question.
I think the updating of a status works the best - so I built that into the database - a simple table with a 1 or 0 depending on if it's being updated.

unfortunately, running the macro from a users computer doesn't seem to work.
It wants to open access on my computer when I run the code.

Since my next question isn't quite the same as this initial question, I'm going to open a new question.  Thanks for your help!
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