Microsoft KB Archive/174498
Article ID: 174498
Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007
- Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q174498
Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
The Microsoft Access 97 Help Topic Example "Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) Example," which can be displayed by clicking Example on the following topics,
- DDEEXecute Statement - DDEInitiate Function - DDEPoke Statement - DDERequest Function - DDETerminate Statement - DDETerminateAll Statement
contains the following code:
Sub ExcelDDE() Dim intI As Integer, intChan1 As Integer Dim strTopics As String, strResp As String, strSheetName As String On Error Resume Next ' Set up error handling. intChan1 = DDEInitiate("Excel", "System") ' Establish link. If Err Then ' If error occurs, Excel Err = 0 ' may not be running. ' Reset error Shell "C:\Excel\Excel.exe", 1 ' and start spreadsheet. If Err Then Exit Sub ' If another error, exit. ' Establish Spreadsheet link. intChan1 = DDEInitiate("Excel", "System") End If ' Create new worksheet. DDEExecute intChan1, "[New(1)]" ' Get topic list, worksheet name. strTopics = DDERequest(intChan1, "Selection") strSheetName = Left(strTopics, InStr(1, strTopics, "!") - 1) ' Terminate DDE link. DDETerminate intChan1 ' Establish link with new worksheet. intChan1 = DDEInitiate("Excel", strSheetName) For intI = 1 To 10 ' Put some values into DDEPoke intChan1, "R1C" & intI, intI ' first row. Next intI ' Make chart. DDEExecute intChan1, "[Select(""R1C1:R1C10"")][New(2,2)]" ' Terminate all links. DDETerminateAll End Sub
The first line of the code, which reads as follows, is incorrect:
Dim intI As Integer, intChan1 As Integer
Change this line to read as follows:
Dim intI As Long, intChan1 As Long.
This change is necessary when working with 32-bit applications.
The Microsoft Access 97 Help Topic "Convert Access Basic Code to Visual Basic" states the following:
If you use the DDEInitiate function to open a DDE channel, you can declare the variable that stores the channel number, which is a Long value, as either a Variant or Long value. In versions 1.x and 2.0 of Microsoft Access, the channel number is an Integer value, so you must modify any Declaration statements in your code that create variables of type Integer to store the channel number.
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