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Application.DDEPoke Method (Word)

Uses an open dynamic data exchange (DDE) channel to send data to an application.

expression .DDEPoke(Channel, Item, Data)

expression A variable that represents an Application object. Optional.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Channel

Required

Long

The channel number returned by the DDEInitiate method.

Item

Required

String

The item within a DDE topic to which the specified data is to be sent.

Data

Required

String

The data to be sent to the receiving application (the DDE server).

Security noteSecurity Note
Dynamic data exchange (DDE) is an older technology that is not secure. If possible, use a more secure alternative to DDE, such as object linking and embedding (OLE).

If the DDEPoke method isn't successful, an error occurs.

This example opens the Microsoft Excel workbook Sales.xls and inserts "1996 Sales" into cell R1C1.

Dim lngChannel As Long 
 
lngChannel = DDEInitiate(App:="Excel", Topic:="System") 
DDEExecute Channel:=lngChannel, Command:="[OPEN(" & Chr(34) _ 
 & "C:\Sales.xls" & Chr(34) & ")] 
DDETerminate Channel:=lngChannel 
lngChannel = DDEInitiate(App:="Excel", Topic:="Sales.xls") 
DDEPoke Channel:=lngChannel, Item:="R1C1", Data:="1996 Sales" 
DDETerminate Channel:=lngChannel
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