Windows 7 task scheduler not firing off with Access.

Posted on 2014-03-14
Last Modified: 2014-03-17
I have an access db that needs to open within a scheduled task on a windows 7 pc, the scheduled task has admin rights to open the access db. I also tried putting the commands in the following script file. When I click on the script or click on the db it will run ok, what could be causing the scheduled task not to run ?

Here is the code of the script that I point the schedule task to run.

START [serverpath]\databasename.mdb
Question by:cobp
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by:Hypercat (Deb)
ID: 39929348
What are the other commands that are part of this scheduled task?  Are you trying to run a query or macro within the Access database, or something else?

Also, look at the history of the scheduled task to see what exactly is happening and post any errors or Last Result information that you see there.

Author Comment

ID: 39930056
I have an autoexec inside the query.

Author Comment

ID: 39930373
All I need the scheduled task to do is open and close an access database to run a query.
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Author Comment

ID: 39930384
Actually run a macro to create a file.
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Expert Comment

by:Hypercat (Deb)
ID: 39930430
To open the database and run a macro, you need to add the following to the end of the command:  /x [macroname]

Author Comment

ID: 39930452
Can you give me the example ?

Author Comment

ID: 39930476
Would this be it ?

START [serverpath]\databasename.mdb /x Autoexec
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Hypercat (Deb) earned 500 total points
ID: 39934272
Yes, although I'm not entirely sure about the START command.  The one example I have in use doesn't need the START command, but it's an .accdb (Access 2010) not an .mdb. My batch file is simply:

"[serverpath or mapped drive letter]\database.accdb" /x [macroname]

If the START command works for you, then by all means leave it in.

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