Solved

Can Access VBA Trigger a MySQL Event?

Posted on 2014-10-29
4
447 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-29
I have a bunch of update queries running on my MySQL server by means of an event set to every 15 seconds.  The event is called "Dashboard1" and it will clear the contents of a table then repopulate it with updated data by running about 95 update queries.

This works fairly well for the read only data I want to keep updated for the user, but it would be super useful if instead of using a timer, I could have the user trigger that set of update queries by telling the event to run when the update is actually needed.

Is there a way to do this with VBA?

Thanks,

David
0
Comment
Question by:David Smithstein
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
PatHartman earned 500 total points
ID: 40410971
Access can't trigger the event but you could add triggers to the MySQL table that would cause something to happen when a record is updated.
0
 
LVL 84
ID: 40410977
Or you could just call the Update queries as needed - or issue UPDATE statements against the connection to your MySQL database.
0
 

Author Comment

by:David Smithstein
ID: 40411063
Hi Pat,

I think I see what you mean.  I just need a simple one field table with a integer field, which triggers my event on insert.  I can run one pass through query to insert a value, which triggers my 95 query event on the MySQL back end, then another to delete that record so nothing accumulates in that table.

This in effect would allow me to "CALL" the event from VBA by running that single append query.

I can do this with multiple events, I just need a trigger table for each one.

Sweet.....I like it!
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:PatHartman
ID: 40411124
And there you have it.  Access is now master of the universe:)
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

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

If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
Phishing attempts can come in all forms, shapes and sizes. No matter how familiar you think you are with them, always remember to take extra precaution when opening an email with attachments or links.
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
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…

773 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