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Set focus to another Database

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by kabaka, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. kabaka

    kabaka
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    Hi,

    My app is a front/end backend combination. On opening the frontend, code is
    run to determine if newer tables are available on the mainframe. If there
    are, then the backend tables are updated. That's the condensed version, but
    it takes a couple of minutes to do and there's quite a bit going on actually.


    What I would like to do, is create a progress form (i.e. progress bar and
    text box) that displays the progress of the jobs being done to the backend.
    The problem is that I must have this progress form in the backend as the
    front end is just calling the function to execute in the backend - in other
    words I can't really determine which step the backend is on from the
    frontend. So, my progress form is on the backend, but since the backend
    never actually receives focus I can't see my progress form. The question
    then is: how can I set focus to the backend db?

    Oh yeah, Access97.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Douglas J. Steele

    Douglas J. Steele
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    You may be fooling yourself.

    Just because the function is in the backend doesn't mean it's running there.
    Unlike, say, SQL Server or Oracle, Access isn't a database server. A copy of
    the function is being transmitted across the wire to your PC, where it's
    running. In other words, it's probably less efficient in the long run than
    if you had the code in your frontend.

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)



    "kabaka" <kabaka@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:04422B19-69B5-427A-AEA6-058A5DA765C0@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > My app is a front/end backend combination. On opening the frontend, code
    > is
    > run to determine if newer tables are available on the mainframe. If there
    > are, then the backend tables are updated. That's the condensed version,
    > but
    > it takes a couple of minutes to do and there's quite a bit going on
    > actually.
    >
    >
    > What I would like to do, is create a progress form (i.e. progress bar and
    > text box) that displays the progress of the jobs being done to the
    > backend.
    > The problem is that I must have this progress form in the backend as the
    > front end is just calling the function to execute in the backend - in
    > other
    > words I can't really determine which step the backend is on from the
    > frontend. So, my progress form is on the backend, but since the backend
    > never actually receives focus I can't see my progress form. The question
    > then is: how can I set focus to the backend db?
    >
    > Oh yeah, Access97.
    >
    > Thanks in advance
     
  4. kabaka

    kabaka
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    Hmmmm.... I did not know that.

    Ok, thanks. I guess I have some thinking to do...

    "Douglas J. Steele" wrote:

    > You may be fooling yourself.
    >
    > Just because the function is in the backend doesn't mean it's running there.
    > Unlike, say, SQL Server or Oracle, Access isn't a database server. A copy of
    > the function is being transmitted across the wire to your PC, where it's
    > running. In other words, it's probably less efficient in the long run than
    > if you had the code in your frontend.
    >
    > --
    > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > (no e-mails, please!)
    >
    >
    >
    > "kabaka" <kabaka@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:04422B19-69B5-427A-AEA6-058A5DA765C0@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > My app is a front/end backend combination. On opening the frontend, code
    > > is
    > > run to determine if newer tables are available on the mainframe. If there
    > > are, then the backend tables are updated. That's the condensed version,
    > > but
    > > it takes a couple of minutes to do and there's quite a bit going on
    > > actually.
    > >
    > >
    > > What I would like to do, is create a progress form (i.e. progress bar and
    > > text box) that displays the progress of the jobs being done to the
    > > backend.
    > > The problem is that I must have this progress form in the backend as the
    > > front end is just calling the function to execute in the backend - in
    > > other
    > > words I can't really determine which step the backend is on from the
    > > frontend. So, my progress form is on the backend, but since the backend
    > > never actually receives focus I can't see my progress form. The question
    > > then is: how can I set focus to the backend db?
    > >
    > > Oh yeah, Access97.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance

    >
    >
    >
     

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