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Use of Concatenation with DDE in Excel Advise PSS ID Number: Q45473 Article last modified on 02-26-1993 PSS database name: W_eXceL

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In Excel, it is not possible to use concatenation to build a DDE Advise formula of the form =server|topic!item. The actual names must be used for the server, topic and item.

For example:

In cell B1 is the string bhp In cell B2 is the string jo

The name bhpjo is a valid item in the DDE application. You cannot build the Advise statement with the following formula:


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