Executes are the DDE mechanisms for requesting that an application process data or perform an action. Service Manager provides the Transact execute capability.


The Transact execute function directs Service Manager to execute a transaction as though a user had pressed a function key or button. The Transact execute function requires one operand that designates the number of the function key or button ID of the button that was pressed. This example in Visual Basic for Applications shows how to tell Service Manager that the “fill” key was pressed:

DDEExecute nChannel, “[Transact( ““9”” )]” ’issue a fill command

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Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)