DDE - Not Just for Excel
DataHub has been able to connect and deliver any data in the system, usually OPC data, to Excel spreadsheets using DDE, for many years. DataHub can read and write Microsoft DDE data sources like Excel.
More modern Excel connections use the Vine Plug-In, but DDE still works as a quick and simple solution.
Used DataHub to modernize DDE Server data sources:
- Combine with the OPC Gateway to convert DDE to OPC DA or OPC UA
- Combine with the IoT Gateway to also convert to MQTT & stream to the cloud