Oh Sendkeys! Last week we ran into a problem whereby a form we want to open automatically has a bad habit of asking for confirmation due to an embedded webpage active-x object which uses cached credentials.  After many hours trying to find a command line option or other work around, we went back to a simple trick:  use sendkeys to send the {enter} key after a wait of a few seconds (form_timer) on the form load event.  It was surprisingly effective and resolved the problem!

It’s not pretty, and not scale able or secure, BUT for our local database used only by the client, it was a very effective solution.  Now we can automate this report using our reporting software to go automatically, without worrying about that pesky authentication confirmation prompt.  Sometimes the old cliche of KISS still works and should be considered.

Now we’re off to pick another VBA battle to fight!

Jeff Shirley

Jeff Shirley

Founder & CEO
Jeff brings over 27 years of experience to the table, along with numerous awards, certifications, and real-world implementations.  His database solutions are currently running in industries including government, mining, agriculture, finance, education, science, research, non-profits, and healthcare businesses around North America and serve thousands of users day to day.  Jeff is a five-time MVP Award recipient for Microsoft Access, acknowledging contributions to community projects, evangelism, and educational outreach on Microsoft technologies.  Today there are less than 50 Access MVP’s worldwide. While Jeff focuses day to day on business management, IoT development, IT integrations and design, database architecture or other typical complex tasks, he also is a co-owner of Blue Heron Gardens, a commercial apiary running over 200 beehives.  Fresh honey is a small perk for many of our clients!

Mitch Redekopp

Partner
Mitch works with our clients day to day ensuring web development and IT projects are done to exceed customer expectations.  His background includes formal training in IT, Microsoft and CompTIA certifications, real-world business experience, and a true dedication to ensuring clients receive timely and professional support on their projects with Rivercity Technology Services.  Given the most difficult requests for IT solutions, Mitchell can assist our clients in finding a path to the best options which deliver results for our clients.  Mitchell is an avid soccer player and Manchester City fan, be sure to talk soccer with him when you can.