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Dynamic Data Exchange Method among Applications on Heterogeneous Platform

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112808D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ishikura, J: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A program is disclosed that extends a function of Dynamic Data Exchange to network and AIX*. Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) is a standard method to exchange data between applications on Windows** and OS/2*. An application without network capability can exchange data with applications on a remote PC and Workstation.

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Dynamic Data Exchange Method among Applications on Heterogeneous
Platform

      A program is disclosed that extends a function of Dynamic Data
Exchange to network and AIX*.  Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) is a
standard method to exchange data between applications on Windows**
and OS/2*.  An application without network capability can exchange
data with applications on a remote PC and Workstation.

      DDE allows user pastes graphics data which provided by a spread
sheet program on a word processor document.  This function is
available on only a local machine.  A program extends DDE to network
and AIX.  A spread sheet program can exchange data with a word
processor on a remote PC, also with an application such as database
on a workstation.  Figure shows the mechanism of this program.  (1)
Client on a machine A requests a data, which Server B has, to DDE
extender via DDE.  (2) DDE Extender transfer this request to DDE
Extender on a machine B via network.  (3) DDE Extender gets this
request and issues the request to Server via DDE.  (4) Server returns
data to DDE Extender.  (5) DDE Extender sends this data to DDE
Extender on machine B.(6) DDE Extender returns this data to Client
via DDE.

*   Trademark of IBM

** Trademark of Microsoft.