Tech Note 76: Configuring the DDESuitelink Client Object in the ArchestrA IDE

This tech note details the procedure used to configure DDE (Data Dynamic Exchange) and Wonderware Suitelink client connections using Wonderware Application Server and the ArchestrA IDE (Integrated Development Environment). The DDESuiteLinkClient object available in Archestra IDE provides a client connection to DDE or Suitelink servers so that data can be read and written to external data sources such as a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller).

This tech note consists of three parts:

  • Part 1 – details the process of configuring and deploying a new instance of the $DDESuiteLinkClient template for communication with a data source
  • Part 2 – details testing of the deployed DDESuiteLinkClient object
  • Part 3 – builds on the previous steps and configure an automation object which will reference data from the DDESuiteLinkClient object.

Specifically, this example will detail the procedure for connecting Wonderware Application Server to a DAServer (Data Access Server) using the DDESuitelinkClient object.

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