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Old February 6th, 2013, 07:56 AM
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Default VBA Macro - Run ping every hour

Excel 2010
VB for Apps 7.0

Dear all,

Im hoping someone could help me!

I have a Excel spreadhseat named - CommsMASTER.xlsm thats runs the following macro;

Sub ping08()

For Each tmpCell In Range("D2:D1027").SpecialCells(2, 2)

If InStr(CreateObject("WScript.Shell").Exec("%comspec % /c Ping -4 -n1 -w 750 " & tmpCell).StdOut.ReadAll, "TTL=") Then

tmpCell.Offset(0, 3) = "OK"


tmpCell.Offset(0, 3) = "Failed"

End If


End Sub

This VB script basically pings a number of IP address and records the results as follows;

Site No. IntIP ExtIP Name 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00
53 MEADS Failed

I would like to automate the process so the script runs automatically every hour and then records the results

in each consequent/relevant cell. So next result at 9:00 in H2 and 10:00 in I2.

I have been looking at the Application.OnTime TimeValue("10:57:00"), "ping08" function but just cant anything

to work as I would like.

As shown above, I have over 1000 rows to go through. I will have a dedicated server that this could run on.

Any help would be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!
Old March 3rd, 2013, 10:28 PM
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Application.OnTime is a good method


Use Now + TimeValue(time) in the procedure to set this recurrently.

On the other hand I would advise to create an Executable (using VB6 / VB2010 etc) and schedule the executable using Windows scheduler

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