ADE User Guide

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The Analytica Decision Engine (ADE) is a powerful COM component that runs Analytica models on a server computer. Other applications can use ADE to access Analytica models via standard COM interface. ADE provides an Application Programming Interface (API) through which other application programs can create, read, check, parse, evaluate, modify, and save Analytica models. ADE does not itself provide a user interface as Analytica provides on a desktop computer. If you want a web-based user interface, you can use the Analytica Cloud Player (ACP) which itself uses ADE. Or you can use ADE to access your Analytica model from another application that can supply inputs, run the model, and collect and display results.

This is the user guide for programmers that wish to develop applications using ADE. It also contains information about how to install ADE.

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Contents of the ADE User Guide

Introduction to ADE

This chapter explains what ADE is and how to use the ADE Server.

Installation of ADE

This chapter explains the steps required to install ADE 4.6 on your Windows NT 4 (>SP 6), 2000, XP, or Vista computer.

The ADE Tutorial

This chapter shows you how to use ADE from within a Visual Basic program, and steps you through building your first ADE application using Visual Basic.

Using the ADE Server

This chapter provides a step-by-step guide to the functionality accessible through ADE. You should read this section to get better acquainted with the classes, and their methods and properties. By using the sample code fragments presented in this section in your code, you can begin accessing information in your models from your Visual Basic applications immediately.

Working with Models, Modules, and Files in ADE

This chapter contains examples of common operations and manipulations you might perform on objects in your Analytica model.

ADE Server Class Reference

This chapter provides reference materials on the object classes in ADE and their properties and methods, including method syntax, data types, and property access information. Refer to the information in this section after you’ve read through Using the ADE Server and have specific questions about particular methods and properties.

See Also

ADE User Guide Introduction to ADE
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