Application.DDEPoke method (Excel)

Sends data to an application.


expression.DDEPoke (Channel, Item, Data)

expression A variable that represents an Application object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Channel Required Long The channel number returned by the DDEInitiate method.
Item Required Variant The item to which the data is to be sent.
Data Required Variant The data to be sent to the application.


An error occurs if the method call doesn't succeed.


This example opens a channel to Word, opens the Word document Sales.doc, and then inserts the contents of cell A1 (on Sheet1) at the beginning of the document.

channelNumber = Application.DDEInitiate( _ 
 app:="WinWord", _ 
Set rangeToPoke = Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1") 
Application.DDEPoke channelNumber, "\StartOfDoc", rangeToPoke 
Application.DDETerminate channelNumber

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