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I have a Excel/VBA program that updates items at our Amazon store.  Works find, but because it takes so long, I added an auto run feature.  I enter the time I wish it to run into a cell, then click a button that calls a Sub that sets the time.  Works great.  The problem is when I try to run it overnight.  It starts run at the exact time it is set to start, but when running it over night, it hangs at some point.  Normally it takes 3 hours to the whole process to complete.

Any suggestion for what might be causing it to hang overnight?
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by:John Hurst
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Is the worksheet local to the machine or on a network?  Please let us know.

If on a network, is there network downtime in the server profile, network backup, etc. ?  

Is the process running on Amazon Web Services?  or another server?  Please let us know.

If local, is there a backup running?  Yes / No ?

Any machine should run overnight, so there is probably a process stopping the run.
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by:Martin Liss
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If you are using a timer it will reset itself to zero at midnight.
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John,
It is running on a local pc.
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In addition to Martin's suggestion on timers, look at Task Scheduler (Windows Admin Tools) and see what processes are kicking off overnight.

Is the computer set to suspend?
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by:rrhandle8
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Is there a log on the pc that will show me what processes ran overnight?  I think John's suggestion is correct.
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Do you have any ScreenSaver Power or Energy Saver settings set that would shut down your system at midnight?
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MartinLiss -- Yes I do.  I guess that is the first place to start.
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You can look in Windows Event Log, all processes and look starting at 11:50pm going forward into the next day.

Also look at Task Scheduler (where stuff like this originates).
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Thank you both.  Good suggestions!
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@rrhandle8  - You are very welcome and I was happy to help here.
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You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

In my profile you'll find links to some articles I've written that may interest you.
Marty - MVP 2009 to 2014
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