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Auto Running script every 45 minutes

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    Auto Running script every 45 minutes

    To all:
    In my Purchase Order application, when a user logs in the application will check to see if a purchase order has been approved but not emailed to a vendor yet.
    This has been working well, but now the users would like a check to be run every 45 minutes. So if they login in the morning and stay logged in all day, every 45 minutes the application would check to see if there are any approved purchase orders.

    can the on timer event be set to run a script every 45 minutes. I have used the on timer to run on form clocks, but never set it for that length of time between executions.

    Charlie Crimmel

    Re: Auto Running script every 45 minutes


    Check the help file on Script_Schedule(). It should do what you want. I add these to my autoexec file to run scripts at scheduled times, but you should be able to increment the time to run every x number of minutes.

    If you are sure a form is going to remain open you should be able to use the ontimer event to run the script as well.

    Last edited by Bill Griffin; 07-16-2008, 09:15 AM.
    Bill Griffin
    Parkell, Inc


      Re: Auto Running script every 45 minutes

      according to the help file script_schedule is deleted after the script is played 1 time.
      I need it to run every 45 minutes during the day.

      Charlie Crimmel


      The SCRIPT_SCHEDULE() function schedules a script for playback at a specific time.

      Once a script is played, it is removed from the script schedule. For example, if a script is played on schedule at 8AM, it will not play at 8AM the next day, unless it is rescheduled.


        Re: Auto Running script every 45 minutes

        Well what to you know. I guess the fact that I have had a couple of scripts running nightly for 2 weeks at the same time every night without doing anything special is a bug (that I hope they don't fix). I guess I will have to look at an alternative when it stops working.
        Bill Griffin
        Parkell, Inc


          Re: Auto Running script every 45 minutes

          Bill & Charlie,

          Timer events can be placed on a form or a modeless XDialog box, which can both be hidden, and they will repeat as programmed. The CSDA Code Utility uses modeless XDialog box timers to process it's interval backups and logging and works very reliably.

          If you do use the SCRIPT_SCHEDULE() function and if it clears itself after execution, you could just reschedule the code at the end of the current code.

          Ira J. Perlow
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