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Reminder Popup
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   12 months ago

Timer Event for Reminders. Display a Popup.

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In this video, I'll show you how to create a popup form that will show you a reminder at regular intervals whenever you have customers in your table that need a followup. This same technique of using a form timer event can be used for all kinds of things, like sending emails, pulling down data from a web site, processing orders, you name it.

Melody from Berlin, Germany (a Gold Member) asks: I would like my database to notify me once an hour if there are any new sales leads in the system that I need to respond to. Is there any way to have Access pop up a message for me?


I'll show you how to make a button to open up just customers that need a followup, add a countdown timer to your form so you can see it counting down 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... with a PAUSE option. And I'll show you how to make it so that the notification doesn't interrupt your work flow. You can still keep working in the form you were on without the popup disturbing your typing.

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Rajashree Natarajan 
48 days ago
I have a patient database for a hearing aids business. My main form has all the demographics and I have buttons to access different forms with information like hearing aids, insurance Billings, batteries. Read More...
Kevin Robertson
48 days ago
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Rajashree Natarajan
47 days ago
Thank you for directing me to these tech help video. How would I write my Dlookup to show if batteries are due? Patients are supposed to get batteries every six months. So if a patient comes today and I open up the main form, I need the pop up to say he is due today for batteries.  He could have picked up batteries 8 months or 10 months ago. Can you help me write the last part of the will be Dlookup "customer ID", "BatteryT", "SixMonthdue=..........( what wd I put in there to show he is due today?)

My SixMonthdue is a calculated field in a query based on DateBattGiven. Batteries due are 6 months  after DateBattGiven.
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Jean-Pierre Christen 
2 months ago
Hi Richard,

Very cool video! Can use popups to give any number of warnings.

Is there a way for when the popup appears, there's also a sound alert that comes with it?

My Access could be minimised while I am checking emails or working on a word document, so I would not see the popup, but I would hear it.
Scott Axton
2 months ago
Yes it is possible.  
A search of the forum turned this up for you:  Play Sound
Jean-Pierre Christen
2 months ago
Awesome! Many thanks Scott!
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