Request field

Command group Flag affected Reversible Execute on client Platform(s)
Exchanging data YES NO NO Windows

Syntax

Request field field-name {server-data-item-name}

Description

DDE command, Omnis as client. This command requests a data item from the DDE channel. An error occurs if the channel is not open. The command takes the Omnis field name and the server data item name as parameters. The data item name can contain square bracket notation. If the data item name is not specified, the Omnis field name is used. The flag is set if the command is successful.

Example

Set DDE channel number {1}
Calculate lAttempts as 1
; keeps trying until conversation opened or number of attempts > 10
Repeat
  Open DDE channel {Omnis|DDE2}
  Calculate lAttempts as lAttempts+1
Until #F|lAttempts>10
Calculate iCommand as '[TakeControl]'
Send command {[iCommand]}
If flag false
  OK message {Error: [iCommand], Open Attempts = [lAttempts]}
End If
Request field iCompany {iCompany}
Request field iAddress {iAddress}
Prepare for insert with current values
Enter data
Update files if flag set