MS-Windows applications have long had that capability, which is called dynamic data exchange
and object linking and embedding.
That may be in a PCMCIA card that plugs in to a computer expansion slot or a dynamic data exchange
box that interfaces with the computer through a serial port or printer port.
According to Dan Piroli, general manager of Ohmart's Webart Div., the system allows the use of familiar thirdparty software through a Dynamic Data Exchange
(DDE) rather than customized drivers.
If you link your data through a feature called Dynamic Data Exchange
(DDE), whenever you make changes to the data in the original applications, such changes will be reflected in all of the documents that have a link to that file.
The $99 package supports Dynamic Data Exchange
, making it easier to export and import files from other Windows programs, such as Microsoft's Excel for Windows spreadsheet.
CAPS states that Version 2.0 of the Logistics Toolkit has been recently enhanced by the addition of improved geocoding capabilities, additional algorithms, new tools for site location and network analysis and Dynamic Data Exchange
Educators running multiple Windows 3.0 applications simultaneously and using Dynamic Data Exchange
(DDE) can realize remarkable productivity improvements on the Z-486SX/20E compared to 386 systems.
Second, and more importantly, I want to explain and demonstrate a process, specific to several Windows applications, known as Dynamic Data Exchange
Although far from perfected, dynamic data exchange
is becoming increasingly common.
Developers will now be able to work with such features as dynamic data exchange
, event-driven linkages between applications, user-created scripting, and network-aware distributed applications support.
* Also new from Aromat is PCWAY, a dynamic data exchange
program for Microsoft Excel that allows any PC to read and write data directly from any NAiS brand FP-series controller.
Data from Visual Designer applications can also be sent to other Windows applications for further processing via dynamic data exchange