Hi fellow community members,
I was wondering, I have a desire to post a dashboard onto a big screen tv in a production facility. What are some options I might have to get the screen to automatically refresh as no one will be touching this computer for anything else? Also, will I have to change the timer_mode in my today()'s? Currently they are all set to 0.
If you're not doing this in Server, you may be able to get away with using a macro to do a reload, then pause for a certain amount of time, then do another reload etc. Ajust the looping as necessary, and just remember Ctrl+Break will halt the macro.
For i = 1 to 5 'number of times to execute
ActiveDocument.GetApplication.Sleep 3600000 'in milliseconds
I'm assuming your data needs to be reloaded throughout the day and not only overnight....
We have server I believe as we can have an accesspoint site internal to our company(web address for browser.) When you look at a dashboard, it will periodically update some fields just while you look at them.
However, I'm not sure if it updates everything. For example, overnight the days might not update? I'll test it out and see what all can be said about the results here later.
I don't believe this macro would work in Server. Can't you just have Server (Publisher) do a periodic reload on the document? I see the challenge as things refreshing in the client without somebody clicking on something..but I've never really tried this. On the "Server" tab of the Document Properties dialog (in the developer client) you can set "Refresh Mode when Document is Updated on Server" to "Server performs refresh automatically without client action" but I'm thinking that is reliant on the client making (any) call back to the server.
Did this Macro Worked for you Brandon ?
I am in need of the same feature for my report development where my report will be showcased on Big TV screens which needs to be refreshed automatically for every 15min.
Can you Please help me in this.
Thanks in advance.
What browser will you use?
If Firefox, find out about the extension "Reload Every".
I think the best way would be to make this setting on the browser being used.
And the server has the option every 'x' minutes.
That is also a solution but asking client to do so for every time he opens the page on the TV isn't good i guess.
can you suggest some other solution which can be handled from report coding side.
The ReloadEvery is a complement for Firefox that lets you set up a cycle of automatic updates to pages opened by the browser. It is 'Automatic', need not do anything, from what I understand, only configure.
Unfortunately it's the solution that I know.