StopMacro Macro Action

Office 2013 and later

Last modified: July 28, 2015

Applies to: Access 2013 | Office 2013

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You can use the StopMacro action to stop the currently running macro.

The StopMacro action doesn't have any arguments.

You typically use this action when a condition makes it necessary to stop the macro. You can use a conditional expression in the macro's action row that contains this action. When the expression evaluates to True (–1), Microsoft Access stops the macro.

For example, you might create a macro that opens a form showing the daily order totals for the date entered in a custom dialog box. You could use a conditional expression to be sure that the Order Date control on the dialog box contains a valid date. If it doesn't, the MessageBox action can display an error message and the StopMacro action can stop the macro.

If the macro has used the Echo or SetWarnings actions to turn echo or the display of system messages off, the StopMacro action automatically turns them back on.

This action isn't available in a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) module.

The following macro demonstrates the use of the OnError action. In this example, the OnError action specifies that Access run a custom error handling macro named ErrorHandler when an error occurs. When an error occurs, the CatchErrors submacro is called. If the error number is 2102, a specific message is displayed and macro execution is halted. Otherwise, a message describing the error is displayed and the macro is paused so that you can perform additional troubleshooting. The ErrorHandler macro displays a message box that refers to the MacroError object to display information about the error.

Sample code provided by: The Microsoft Access 2010 Programmer’s Reference

/* MACRO: mcrThrowErrors                                  */
/* PURPOSE: Error handling using macros in Access 2010    */

OnError
    Go to Macro Name
    Macro Name CatchErrors

OpenForm 
    Form Name frmSamples
    View Form
    Filter Name
    Where Condition
    Data Mode
    Window Mode Normal

MessageBox 
    Message This message appears after the OpenForm action
    Beep Yes
    Type None
    Title


/* SUBMACRO: CatchErrors                                   */

SubMacro: CatchErrors
    If [MacroError].[Number]=2101 Then
        MessageBox
            Message Cannot find the specified form!
            Beep Yes
            Type Critical
            Title
        StopMacro

    Else
        MessageBox
            Message =[MacroErro].[Description]
            Beep Yes
            Type None
            Title Unhandled Error

        SingleStep
    End If

End SubMacro

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