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    Excel/Minitab question

    I have a workbook setup where data is being entered into, I would like to analyze the data in Minitab externally periodically (each time with the most up to date data available). I THINK this means I need to setup a DDE? Am I right? How do I do this?

    Ultimately I want Minitab to pull or refresh its worksheet with the data from the source Excel worksheet.

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    Re: Excel/Minitab question

    And what is Minitab?

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    Re: Excel/Minitab question

    For Pepe, Minitab is probably the best known and most common dedicated statistics application for statistical analysis.

    I haven't worked with Minitab, but with most applications I have worked with, this kind of thing is set up by:
    1) in Excel, select the desired data range that you want to use.
    2) copy to the clipboard
    3) In the destination application, select the location where you want the data to appear.
    4) Then find the applications paste special command and look for a "paste as link" or "create link to source" or similar option.

    If that doesn't work, then you'll probably need to check your Minitab documentation to see how Minitab wants to do this.

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    Re: Excel/Minitab question

    Thanks MrShorty - And you're right about the documentation R**M ! Some OP's find it easier to ask for solutions here and wait for an answer than do a bit of searching on Google or elsewhere
    Last edited by Pepe Le Mokko; 10-07-2012 at 04:05 AM.

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