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Jean-Pierre Christen 
6 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
6 months ago
Yes it is possible.  
A search of the forum turned this up for you:  Play Sound
Jean-Pierre Christen
6 months ago
Awesome! Many thanks Scott!
Jean-Pierre Christen
6 months ago
I upgraded to Microsoft 365 (64 Bit) so had to change the first line to

Public Declare PtrSafe Function apisndPlaySound Lib "winmm" Alias "sndPlaySoundA" _
Scott Axton
6 months ago
Awesome - Otherwise it works for you?
Jean-Pierre Christen
6 months ago
Yes, exactly what I needed!

I'm building an Entity Database for companies and officers types (director, member etc). We have to keep up-to-date records of the officer due diligence documents (like passports numbers and the date of expiry).

I had no idea how to check if an officer had an expired passport, unless I do a search function. But this seemed inefficient, as I would want to know immediately when an officer's passport expired, instead of having to search for that information.

Popup alerts are the perfect answer. I set 2 criteria, Date and IsActive=YES.

So first thing in the morning, I can get the popup alert 100 seconds after opening the database. The button on the popup opens the officer list, of it shows all active officers with expired passports.

Perfect solution! :)
Alex Hedley
6 months ago
Yeah that code is from "Last updated: April 2010."
Richard Rost
6 months ago
I still use that code that Alex found 11 years ago. If you ever hear the Star Trek "beam out" sound in the background of my videos... that's that code. :)

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