Wait or Delay in VBA
There are many instances when a timer could be useful in Excel, here is one method to try:
Sub MyTimer() Application.Wait Now + TimeValue("00:00:05") MsgBox ("5 seconds") End Sub
A couple uses of a timer in Excel VBA are pausing code and measuring elapsed time. The following will take you to the respective place I’ve posted an example of each use:
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Wait or Delay in Access VBA
You can also use the methods above in Access VBA. For example, you might like to know how long it takes to move through a recordset.
Sub LoopThroughRecords() Dim Count As Long Dim BenchMark As Double BenchMark = Timer 'Start of Code to Test Set dbs = CurrentDb Set rst = dbs.OpenRecordset("tblInvoices", dbOpenDynaset) With rst Do Until .EOF = True .MoveNext Loop End With 'End of Code to Test MsgBox "It took " & Timer - BenchMark & " seconds to loop" End Sub