DDEREQUEST

Purpose:

Retrieves a string item from a DDE conversation.

Syntax:

DDEREQUEST(chan, "item")

chan

-

An integer, the DDE channel number returned by DDEINITIATE.

"item"

-

A string, the item to retreive.

Returns:

A string representing the value of the item requested.

Example:

chan = ddeinit("Excel", "Sheet1")

dderequest(chan, "R1C1")

ddeterm(chan)

 

establishes a DDE conversation with Excel, returns the value of the cell in row 1, column 1 as a string and then terminates the conversation.

Remarks:

DDEREQUEST always returns a string. Use DDEGETDATA to obtain a series.

See Also:

DDEEXECUTE

DDEGETDATA

DDELINK

DDEPOKE