I've been trying the DDE/Datatable method of networking as outlined in Appendix E of the Lookout Developer's Manual. I have had minimal success with this, which brings me to the question: why is this method preferable to only using symbolic links? Also, are there any example files out there?
I guess the method is not preferable, but is legacy. It was available LONG before symbolic links and was a good way to get multiple links by using the DDETable function in Windows (which was much faster than the DDELink option which would have a connection overhead per link).
Its real easy to get it to work with Excel, I have never got it to work with anything else!