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Progress Bar with an action query.

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I have an make table action query that takes 10 to 15 minutes to run and I would like to give the user some idea where they are in the process but for the life of me I can't figure out how. I know I can't create a recordset from an action query but is there some way I could keep track of the records as they are added to the table???
1 Week Ago #1
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Welcome to Bytes, Mickey.

As far as I know it is not possible to do, however, if instead of using a query, you do the same thing using VBA, we can interface the VBA with a progress bar.

See the demo at

1 Week Ago #2

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Whoops! the link has vanished to the zip file.

Have re-linked it

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File Type: zip Progress Meter.zip (1.63 MB, 5 views)
1 Week Ago #3

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The deeper question is what is the purpose of this make table query and what's the current SQL?

It's very rare that a make table query is "needed" and with some SQL tweaks, it may be possible to achieve a similar result in much less time.
6 Days Ago #4

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