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  • OLE Method Timed out

    Is there a way to increase the amount of time that elapses to prevent the following message?

    "An OLE method call is taking longer than expected. Do you want to continue waiting?"

    Thanks in advance.


  • #2
    Re: OLE Method Timed out

    Bump! I'm having the same issue - need to extend the timer so the user doesn't receive the message... Any ideas? Thanks!


    • #3
      Re: OLE Method Timed out

      Do you have an idea as to what is happening when the error occurs? The only time I have seen this (in V8, don't have V9) is when I had a circular reference and didn't see the internal Excel warning due to working on other things on the same machine at the same time.
      There can be only one.


      • #4
        Re: OLE Method Timed out

        Stan, I am running VBScript commands that are kicking off scripts in another app. My Alpha app waits for these scripts to finish executing and then continues on with some more stuff. The duration of these calls may last about 30 minutes or more while the external application does its thing. Is there a way to turn off the OLE messaging, perhaps?


        • #5
          Re: OLE Method Timed out

          Most of my ole is with Excel. Once the pointer to the ole object (xlApp) is established I have

          xlApp.DisplayAlerts = .F.

          and turn it back on before exiting the script/function with

          xlApp.DisplayAlerts = .T.

          Don't know if this/similar is available in the application with which you are communicating
          There can be only one.


          • #6
            Re: OLE Method Timed out

            Hi to all

            I am using a scanning program to input letters and documents into a folder so that alpha can access them. When scanning, the following message occurs. "An OLE Method call is taking longer than expected. Do you want to continue waiting?" I have read the responses on the forum.

            I contacted the scanning program company, and they advised the problem had nothing to do with their software but is found in the program using their software.

            Is this part of Alpha, and if so, Does Alpha have a way to eliminate this notification? If it is not Alpha, the only other software being used is the driver for the HP printer scanner.

            Just seeing if this is an anyone has found a remedy other than Stan's Excel fix.

            Any comments are appreciated.