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    Timing issue with multiple countdown timers (loop related)

    Hi guys,

    I'm having some trouble with a set of 4 countdown timers that I have created. I want them to run concurrently, counting down by the second. Each time will be set to 5 minutes and will start on a Command Button click. When they reach 20 seconds the background of the cell will turn red. Once they reach 0 seconds they have been programmed to incremement the value of a cell, reset, and continue counting down.

    This works great for one timer, mainly great for two timers, but more than that and they seem to "trip over each other" as if the one second loops can't be processed quickly enough?

    I'd really love to find a solution to this as it's the finishing touches to a program I've been working on for a week!

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Timing issue with multiple countdown timers (loop related)

    Further testing has shown that the issue only manifests when I set another cell to display the contents of the respective countdown cells. Unfortunately I need to do this as when the countdown reaches 0 I want the cell with the replicated timer in it to display some text - but I also want the timer to continue counting. I cannot figure out a way to do this without duplicating the countdown cell contents in a second cell.

    Hope this makes sense :/

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    Re: Timing issue with multiple countdown timers (loop related)

    This uses one Ontime event for all four timers.

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    Re: Timing issue with multiple countdown timers (loop related)

    Thanks Alpha! That code looks so niiiice :D

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