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How to Create OpenOffice Calc DDE link to other Program

Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) is a Microsoft Windows function. It allows Windows applications to communicate or control other applications on the same computer. OpenOffice Calc supports DDE. DDE can be called with standard Calc function:

= DDE(“Application”;”topic”;”Tag”)

Picture below shows an DDE call to WonderWare InTouch application name “View”, topic name is “tagname” and tag name $time.

DDE call is useful to monitor WonderWare Tag value in run time.

OpenOffice Calc DDE

 

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