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11-27-2006, 12:06 AM
i use TS8 with Owndata, from TSSupport, and Interactive Brokers.
Because of Owndata i have in my TS8 the symbol of Dax future like IB:FDAX instead of FDAX, so i need to use IB: prefix for all symbols.
When i use ATI trading, Ninja Trader dasn't recognise the symbols, then i create the respective symbols whith IB: prefix.
Again Ninja Trader says in its log "TradeStation - Strategy Active Order for IB:FDAX DEC 06: unknown instrument 'IB:FDAX' ".
Can anyone help me?
Thank very much
11-27-2006, 12:53 AM
Use "FDAX 12-06".
11-27-2006, 01:35 AM
than i must set all the symbol mapping to 'FDAX 12-06' ?
Sorry but is the first time i try to use ATI function.
11-27-2006, 01:48 AM
Let me clarify.
By default, there is an FDAX instrument that existsin NinjaTrader Instrument Manager. The mapping to IB is already set up. You can check by going to the Instrument Manager, selecting FDAX, then add it to the default list (lower section of Instrument Manager, select expiration and exchange and press the "<" button). You will see "FDAX 12-06" for example if you selected the December contract.
You can then connect to IB, open up any order entry window, select "FDAX 12-06" and see market data. When using the ATI, for the instrument name parameter, pass in "FDAX 12-06".
11-27-2006, 02:06 AM
sorry i can't find the field 'instrument name parameters'.
11-27-2006, 03:31 AM
my problem is that Ninja Trader dasn't recognize the symbol sent from TS8 strategy with ATI and i don't understand what i must modify in Ninja Trader.
11-27-2006, 03:56 AM
Are you using the DLL interface or the Email interface. If you are using the Email interface, what is the TS chart symbol you are using?
11-27-2006, 04:01 AM
i use the e-mail interface, and the symbol is IB:FDAX in TS8 and Owndata.
11-27-2006, 04:32 AM
So in TS8, you open a chart using the symbol IB:FDAX ? If not, what is the symbol used in TS.
11-27-2006, 04:36 AM
yes i open a workspace named 'NinjaTrader' and then a chart with symbol IB:FDAX.
11-27-2006, 05:28 AM
I just checked with development, this symbol will not work since we can not map from IB:FDAX to any symbol in NT. You need to use the standard TS symbol names such as @FDAX.
11-27-2006, 06:36 AM
i use Interactive Brokers as a broker andOwndata and InteractiveBrokers to receive data from Eurex-DTB because Tradestation work only with US data.
When i create symbols with Owndata, i must set a prefix for every data provider i use, for example with esignal i must use the prefix ES:<symbol>, with Metastock data i must use the prefix MS:<symbol>, with ASCII i must use ASC:<symbol> and for Intersctive Brokers i must use the prefix IB:<symbol>.
So for every symbols i have the sintax <prefix>:<symbol>.
Then when i open a chart the symbol i load are all with <prefix>:<symbol>.
There is another solution with the Eurex-DTB market?
Thank you very much.
11-27-2006, 08:40 AM
Unfortuntatelywe do not have a solution since our internal symbol mapping/conversion expects to see TS formatted symbols.
You could use NT6whichis currently in beta which supports full automated strategy development and backtesting. You couldeliminate TS altogether.
12-13-2006, 01:20 PM
If I use the DLL interface can "IB:FDAX" be mappedto any symbol in NT?
12-13-2006, 04:27 PM
Sorry, not at this point.
12-14-2006, 01:15 AM
I understand that NT6 will address this problem, how can I request for a beta copy? I am only testing the simulation version and would like to be sure that I will be able to using NT with TS8.1 and owndata.
12-14-2006, 01:19 AM
NT6 does not address this TS/owndata problem. It provides features to backtest strategies (see Ray's post below) so you can replace TS at all.
NT6 will be available for sim users within the next few weeks.
12-21-2006, 06:03 AM
Ei.. Software is not compatible with TS8.1 +Owndata , would have to make a table of Symbol Mapping since it does tradebullet, this software if it works with TS8.1 +owndata.
Is predicted a NJ version that has supported this option?
12-21-2006, 06:07 AM
We'll add this request to our list.
08-18-2008, 05:42 PM
I see the last post was in 2006. Can I map a symbol of IB:6EU8 to 6E in NT somehow???
08-18-2008, 07:19 PM
Yes, 6E is already in the database and mapped.
08-18-2008, 08:45 PM
So what does the 6E settings look like for the symbol coming from Tradestation of IB:6EU8?? What is put into the External field in the Miscellaneous tab??
08-18-2008, 11:00 PM
Unfortunately TS symbols having a suffix like "IB:" are not supported. I recall a thread on this forum where someone worked around this issue by "reassigning" a new/non-suffix symbol name in TS. Don't have the link at hand right now though...
08-19-2008, 09:10 AM
Ok, well I'll need that info so hopefully you can find that thread about the workaround in TS for this problem.
08-19-2008, 09:18 AM
I suggest trying the search function of this forum and e.g. search for "owndata".
05-26-2010, 01:29 PM
Please let me know the symbol map for the EURGBP future contract for InteractiveBrokers.
The CME Symbol is RP. I defined RP as Symbol Map but by starting the chart there is a message "error in requesting historical data from IB: No security definition has been found for the request (200)".
Thanks in advance.
05-26-2010, 02:36 PM
Thank you for your post and welcome to the NinjaTrader support forum!
Under which symbol would you load this instrument in TWS? RP seems to be linked to a 'Euro FX/British Pound Cross Rate' index as well as a 'European Monetary Union euro' future.
05-26-2010, 03:13 PM
Thanks a lot for the prompt reply. It's the RP contract referring to the European Monetary Union euro.
Thank you, NTP
05-26-2010, 03:35 PM
It seems that my testing account is not authorized for that instrument. Due to this, I would need you to provide me with your username and password to further test.
Please send a note to Support [AT] NinjaTrader [DOT] com with 'ATTN: Kyle' in the subject line.
In the message, please include a link to this forum thread as well as the username and password.