Application.DDERequest method (Excel)

Requests information from the specified application. This method always returns an array.


expression.DDERequest (Channel, Item)

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 String The item to be requested.

Return value



This example opens a channel to the System topic in Word, and then uses the Topics item to return a list of all open documents. The list is returned in column A on Sheet1.

channelNumber = Application.DDEInitiate( _ 
 app:="WinWord", _ 
returnList = Application.DDERequest(channelNumber, "Topics") 
For i = LBound(returnList) To UBound(returnList) 
 Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(i, 1).Formula = returnList(i) 
Next i 
Application.DDETerminate channelNumber

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