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DDE Built-In package - APP_BEGIN function

Posted on 2004-11-02
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
In the below block of code the dde.app_begin function is attempting to open c:\index_values.xls
I want to use this code but I want to open c:\Documents and Settings\WDG4\Desktop\local\file.xls
But it blows up cause of the space located after the 's' in Documents and the 'd' in and.  I need the exact line of code please for the dde.app_begin line.

      appid pls_integer;
      convid pls_integer;
      x  number;
  appid :=    
    dde.app_begin('c:\program files\microsoft office\office\excel.exe

    convid := dde.initiate('EXCEL','c:\index_values.xls');
Question by:wesunivofmd
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Helena Marková earned 2000 total points
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You can try this (I have added SYNCHRONIZE):

  appid :=    
    dde.app_begin('c:\program files\microsoft office\office\excel.exe


    convid := dde.initiate('EXCEL','c:\index_values.xls');

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