Example of DDE in Use

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Suppose that a university has a simple table called Results, containing three columns: Student ID, Course ID, and Course Result. The university wants the corresponding window to have a button that obtains the result from an external application.

Which steps are necessary to obtain the desired result?

Inserting a button (see the USoft Windows DesignerHelp).

Defining the proper action for it (see below).

Depending upon the location of the button, defining the search specification FROM the button TO the field into which the data obtained is to be inserted (see below).

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Which Action(s) to Use?