Wait or Delay in VBA
There are many instances when a timer could be useful in Excel, here is one method to try:
Application.Wait Now + TimeValue("00:00:05")
MsgBox ("5 seconds")
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.
Dim Count As Long
Dim BenchMark As Double
BenchMark = Timer
'Start of Code to Test
Set dbs = CurrentDb
Set rst = dbs.OpenRecordset("tblInvoices", dbOpenDynaset)
Do Until .EOF = True
'End of Code to Test
MsgBox "It took " & Timer - BenchMark & " seconds to loop"