MetaFluent API Use-Case - the MetaFluent Excel Add-In

Overview

The MetaFluent Excel Add-In provides macros to publish and subscribe to dynamic data from within Excel. It provides macros for subscription to individual fields, or tables of fields, or fields from collections (multi-stream topics).

Architecture

The MetaFluent Excel Add-In has a caching layer that implements the Excel RTD Server mechanism. The cache uses the 'C' version of the MetaFluent JMS API. When coupled with the Server-based Provider implementation, Excel is then able to publish-subscribe via the MetaFluent JMS Server and from there interact with external distribution systems such as RMDS.

The publish-subscribe functionality of the Add-in is also exposed to VBA applications via a COM interface.