Schedule a Macro with Windows Task Manager

I am trying to do so, but it is not working.

My .bat file:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11
E:\IT Dept\Access\database name.mdb /x Marco Name

Is this correct?
3/3/2010 7:44:28 PM
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On 03.03.2010 20:44, lindag wrote:
> I am trying to do so, but it is not working.
> My .bat file:
> C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11
> E:\IT Dept\Access\database name.mdb /x Marco Name
> Is this correct?
No, see

You need to specifiy the Access executable, e.g.:

Set ACCESS = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\msaccess.exe"
Set DATABASE = "E:\IT Dept\Access\database name.mdb"
Start %ACCESS% %DATABASE% /x MarcoName

btw, you also need the quotation marks as the path to the executable and 
the database file contains spaces:

--> stefan <--
3/3/2010 8:04:06 PM
You know the answer, and if it was yes, you would not ask  :-)

The command line is about launching MSACCESS.EXE;
The syntax is also wrong in cases of spaces in the  path name, since space 
is a delimiter between arguments, and if memory serves, you need to use " ", 
or, maybe, easier, to have the path and msaccess.exe and of the 
databaseName.mdb file in the PATH variable;
The space in the macro name maybe a problem... as may any typo (Marco... the 
Italian explorer?    :-)    )

Vanderghast, Access MVP

"lindag" <> wrote in message
>I am trying to do so, but it is not working.
> My .bat file:
> C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11
> E:\IT Dept\Access\database name.mdb /x Marco Name
> Is this correct? 

3/3/2010 8:17:31 PM

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