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Programming Interfaces
External Program Interfaces : Windows Dynamic Data Exchange : Opening DDE conversations

Opening DDE conversations

This section discusses opening DDE conversations.
To open a DDE conversation in an ABL client:
1. Execute and prepare the server application to accept DDE conversations. This includes making all necessary server topics available to the client. This can be done either from inside the client or externally in Windows.
2. Define one or more named frames to use as DDE frames.
3. Open each conversation using the DDE INITIATE statement.
* Preparing the server application
* Defining DDE frames
* Initiating a conversation