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Using the Shell function

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Richard John, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Richard John

    Richard John
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    I have an application that calls an Excel 2000 macro from within an Access
    2000 procedure using the shell function. After Excel has finished, I have
    programmed it to close, but am having difficulty getting Access to detect
    this. Is there a way for Access to detect when the Excel macro has finished
    it's job? The Application ID returned by the Shell function doesn't seem to
    help me. I need to inform the user when Excel has finished by displaying a
    message.

    Thankyou

    Richard John
    Melbourne, Oz
     
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  3. Douglas J Steele

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    Try using Automation, rather than Shelling.

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


    "Richard John" <rjbpond@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
    news:OYK91ki2FHA.3964@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > I have an application that calls an Excel 2000 macro from within an Access
    > 2000 procedure using the shell function. After Excel has finished, I have
    > programmed it to close, but am having difficulty getting Access to detect
    > this. Is there a way for Access to detect when the Excel macro has

    finished
    > it's job? The Application ID returned by the Shell function doesn't seem

    to
    > help me. I need to inform the user when Excel has finished by displaying a
    > message.
    >
    > Thankyou
    >
    > Richard John
    > Melbourne, Oz
    >
    >
     
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