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Importing realtime Reuters data into VB

Posted on 2003-02-27
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At the moment we import Reuters Data into Excel using Balista,Fisxserve and ITNTDDE server ... the syntax used for bringing it into excel for example "=ITNT|REUTER!'SMBX,ROW64_3'".

I would like to bring this into a VB app (preferably without using excel". Is anyone familiar with this setup ?

Any Idea's Please ?
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Haven't worked with DDE Servers much but it should go something like this:

Create a new "Standard exe" vb project.
Add a textbox control and a command button to the form.

Add this code to the form:
'------------------------------------------------
Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Text1.LinkMode = 1
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Text1.LinkItem = Text1
    Text1.LinkMode = 0
    'Your linktopic will probably be ITNT|REUTER
    Text1.LinkTopic = "DDESERVER|SOURCEDATA"
End Sub
'-------------------------------------------------

Run the project and click on the Command1 button. You should see the data from the DDE server being displayed in the text box. Hope this helps. Maybe someone with a little more knowledge on this subject has a better explanation :)
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