I am using Excel DDE to connect to esignals data manager. I request 50 symbols at a time, delete the dde link request a new set of 50 symbols. THe problem is data manager does not flush the old symbols so after 10 requests I hit the 500 symbol limit. I then have to go to dm, and clear the db of the old symbols. I called esignal and the help desk does not know anything about how to help me. Would anyone here know how to flush that data manager programtically? or better yet suggest a better alternative to getting stock options data into XL using DDE? Thanks. I don't mind it being 10 minutes late.