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I have a MDB where it is important users do not re-run a db twice as there are append queries

Can i have a piece of code that displays the last time the form was ran as the form opens

So i have a form that opens as the DB opens, i would like a msgbox to pop up displaying the last time the button on the form was executed

Many thanks
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Barry Cunney earned 2000 total points
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Hi Seamus
One idea may be to create a new table in your Database application named tbl_SystemActions.
This table could have 2 fields: Action and ActionDate.

Add an extra piece of code behind the click event of the button in question - e.g.
DoCmd.RunSQL "insert into tbl_SystemActions VALUES ('OrderButtonClicked','" & Date() & "')"


You could then read back from the tbl_SystemActions table OnFormLoad and display the latest Action date/time for the Action in question.

The advantage of having such a tbl_SystemActions table is that if in the future you wished to record details of other actions taken by users in the system or events occurring in the system itself
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Thats a great idea Barry, il set that table up and query from there

Many thanks
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