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

Timer Event, Reminder Popup, Based on Date

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This video is a followup to my original Reminder Popups video. In that video we used a yes/no field to determine whether or not a customer needed a followup. So many of you responded and commented asking if we could base it on a date instead. So, here you go!

Dozens of People from Everywhere (Members & Non-Members) asked: Love the video on popup reminders. Is it possible to show a reminder based on a date, like an appointment or a followup date with a customer?


I'll show you how to create a Snooze Button so you can snooze the reminder for whatever interval you want: 30 seconds, 5 minutes, 2 hours, etc.

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Brent Davis 
9 months ago
You should us how to snooze, now how do you make it stop once the follow up has been completed?
Richard Rost
9 months ago
Snooze: just move the date forward. Stop: delete the followup date.
Brent Davis
9 months ago
Thanks. That is how I stopped it but just thought there might be a more elegant way and I wanted to keep the follow up date in my database to refer back to.  Could you have a yes/no field such as CallBackCompleted and once checked it stops the timer event?
Richard Rost
9 months ago
You can do anything you want. :) That sounds like a good solution. Personally, for myself, once the followup is done, I delete the date because I'll make a SECOND contact record that has the notes from that followup.
Brent Davis
9 months ago
That is what I have done as well. I like the idea of having the yes/no field but I cannot figure out the code to make the timer event stop!! I tried to add it to the if then statement in the vba code but could not figure it out.
Richard Rost
9 months ago
Should just be something simple like:

If NOT CallBackCompleted then
  ' do popup
End if

Brent Rinehart
4 months ago
How could you do something similar with a popup when there is no activity in the database say for 30 min to popup a box that says the database will close in 10 seconds if you don't click cancel. if there is activity happening in the database the timer continuously resets and you never get the popup as long as their is activity happening. I would like for databases to shut down if they are not being used.
Scott Axton
4 months ago
Brent you could just put an event in your forms or buttons etc. that would indicate activity.
Change a global variable or set a temp var like "LastUsed = Now()" for instance.

Then put that criteria into your timer event code.
Then the timer would occur if TimeElapsed - LastUsed >= 32 minutes  issue a DoCmd.Quit
If they acknowledge the popup reset LastUsed
You would want to do some error checking.
Like what if a report is running or long query?
What if a record is in the middle of being edited?  Do you save it or undo it?
Brent Rinehart
4 months ago
Thank You Scott I will give that a try and see how it works.
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