×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Auto starting a spreadsheet based on date

Auto starting a spreadsheet based on date

Auto starting a spreadsheet based on date

(OP)
Wonder if you guys can help, not exactly a spreadsheet question, but couldnt find the right forum for it.

Currently I have a stock take type spreadsheet I need to run a script in at the start of every month. at the moment I have the spreadsheet starting up each morning when the user turns the computer on and the script inside checking if it needs to run, the user then closes and saves the spreadsheet.

What I would like is the operating system (can run this from either windows 98 or windows XP) checking the date and only running the spreadsheet when the script needs to run (i.e once a month), saving the user having the spreadsheet pop open every morning with no reason.

It seems like something that should be doable, but I dont even know how to start searching for an answer, never mind know how to do it, any thoughts?

thanks

RE: Auto starting a spreadsheet based on date

(OP)
Found the answer from another source, can do it easily in windows XP with scheduled tasks under control panel.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login



News


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close