Hello Remy or Arjan,
DDE Syntax is not defined well for many of the Microsoft applications
very well. The best place to find some examples is the Microsoft
support homepage (http://support.microsoft.com). You can search on
either Word or Excel and DDE. There are examples of running macros
from Word or Excel from Excel or Word (the same type of command should
apply from other applications except for SendKeys methods).
To have VEE create directories, the EXECUTE PROGRAM object under the
I/O menu would be used. You can add a data input to "execute program
pc" called command, then use a formula (or TO STRING) to generate the
following type of command string "command.com /c md " + A. The A input
would be the directory name (you could also add the C:\<directory> in
the quoted string if the current directory is where the new directory
is intended to add).
Attached is a small VEE program to do some simple DDE transactions
such as restoring Excel from Minimized state and exiting Excel without
saving the program. Other various commands can be found from the
Microsoft web-site (ie, EXECUTE "[saveas .name="<filename>"" (or
some syntax like this)". the exact syntax can be found in app notes
Currently I am not in the office so I don't have access to my
information on DDE to MS Word. Most of the information I have found on
the Microsoft site, create a bookmark and write to that item. The
Microsoft site has examples of running Excel Macros from Word and also
running Word Macros from Excel. I am not familiar with VBA so I cannot
help with that part of your question.
Hope this helps,
TMO Call Center
>>Currently I am generating standard reports with HPvee DDE to EXCEL &
>>Both programs are from Office97. Great problems occur when I want to find
>>out which DDE syntaxis are available.
>>How about [run] a macro in Excel. It took me 2 days to find out how this
>>Is it possible to let Vee create a new directory, named after an input
>>given by a user, via DDE.
>>If nobody knows, does somebody know how to do this within Visual BAsic
>>for MsOffice97 Excel? If not, does someone have a contact within
>>in the world of Visaul Basic programming where we could turn to?
>>Remy Broos & Arjan Hordijk