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Available Integrations

While exploring this page, please keep the following in mind:

  • This list may not be fully completed, and new third parties are being built every day.
  • This list is built for the sole purpose of technical assistance. The companies on this list are not listed as an endorsement or condemnation of their product. Only a source of information.
  • Many popular third parties connect through our Reporting Integration team.
  • Additional resources can be found in the official IBKR Investors’ Marketplace.
  • This list only shows the Third-Party Software Service Providers for Trading. Third-Party Brokers and Third-Party Service Providers for Account Reporting are not in this list.
  • If there is any Third-Party Account Reporting issue, please contact the Third-Party Service Provider.
Company Name Connection Type Connection Guide
AmiBroker TWS API How to connect to AmiBroker
AbleTrend TWS API How to connect to AbleTrend
AgenaTrader TWS API How to connect to AgenaTrader
Atreyu TWS API How to connect to Atreyu
ATAS TWS API How to connect to ATAS
BackTrader TWS API How to connect to BackTrader
Bloomberg EMSX TWS API How to connect to Bloomberg EMSX
Bookmap TWS API How to connect to Bookmap
Capitalise.ai FIX Aggregate Session How to connect to Capitalise.ai
Collective2 FIX Aggregate Session How to connect to Collective2
DAS Trader Fix Aggregate Session How to connect to DAS Trader
Ensign TWS API How to connect to Ensign
eSignal TWS API How to connect to eSignal
Hoadley TWS API How to connect to Hoadley
IQFeed TWS API How to connect to IQFeed
Jigsaw Trading TWS API How to connect to Jigsaw Trading
LINNSOFT TWS API How to connect to LINNSOFT
MedVed Trader TWS API How to connect to MedVed Trader
MetaTrader 5 TWS API How to connect to MetaTrader
MotiveWave TWS API How to connect to MotiveWave
Multicharts TWS API How to connect to Multicharts
NinjaTrader 8 TWS API How to connect to NinjaTrader 8
NeuroShell TWS API How to connect to NeuroShell
OptionNetExplorer TWS API How to connect to OptionNetExplorer
OptionVue TWS API How to connect to OptionVue
Orion TWS API How to connect to Orion
Pair Trading Lab TWS API How to connect to Pair Trading Lab
Pair Trade Finder TWS API How to connect to Pair Trade Finder
Portfolio123 TWS API How to connect to Portfolio123
ProRealTime TWS API How to connect to ProRealTime
QMatix XLQ TWS API How to connect to QMatix XLQ
QuantTower TWS API How to connect to QuantTower
QuantRocket TWS API How to connect to QuantRocket
RoboRay TWS API How to connect to RoboRay
SignalStack TWS API How to connect to SignalStack
Sterling Trader Pro FIX Aggregate Session How to connect to Sterling Trader Pro
StockSharp TWS API How to connect to StockSharp
SierraCharts TWS API How to connect to SierraCharts
StocksRover File Transfer How to connect to StocksRover
StocksToTrade CPAPI How to connect to StocksToTrade
Trade-Ideas TWS API How to connect to Trade-Ideas
TradingView CPAPI w/ OAuth How to connect to TradingView
TradeMaid TWS API How to connect to TradeMaid
Trade Navigator TWS API How to connect to Trade Navigator
TradeZella TWS API How to connect to TradeZella
Trading Blox TWS API How to connect to Trading Blox
Updata TWS API How to connect to Updata
Volfix TWS API How to connect to Volfix
WealthArc TWS API How to connect to WealthArc
Zorro TWS API How to connect to Zorro

Version Control

Many third-party applications already have their own version of the TWS API which is installed in the process of installing the third-party application. Some third-party platforms may require users to open TWS/ IB Gateway for establishing connection.

 

One possible reason of some third-party platform technical issues (e.g. cannot load IB data into the third-party platform) is version conflict. If using a third-party product, it should first be verified what version of the TWS or IB Gateway is needed. Many third-party products are only compatible with specific API version(s).

 

As TWS online version has automatic update while the third-party platform(s) does not have automatic update, it may trigger the version conflict. The best way is to:

  • Use the TWS offline version (recommended), or
  • Always update the third-party platform version to make sure their versions are synced.

 

However, if it does not work, please check with the third-party service provider(s) to see which TWS/ IB Gateway version they support.

General Third Party Frequently Asked Questions

Multicharts

Description

Interactive Brokers can integrate our Trader Workstation or IB Gateway with the Multicharts desktop platform

How To Connect

https://www.multicharts.com/trading-software/index.php/Interactive_Brokers

Multicharts: Frequently Asked Questions

TradingView

Description

Interactive Brokers’ partner, TradingView, is a popular web-based platform that requires no other software for connectivity besides a web browser.

How To Connect

You can connect IBKR LITE or IBKR PRO account to TradingView.

https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/trading/tradingview-landing.php

TradingView: Frequently Asked Questions

Available Securities with TradingView

Currently, the integration between Interactive Brokers and TradingView supports Stocks, Futures, and Leveraged Forex trading.

Non-tradable Symbols In TradingView

Non-tradable symbols are contracts offered by TradingView that may not be supported by Interactive Brokers. This is most commonly seen from trading security types not supported in our integration, such as Options or Cryptocurrencies.

Finding IBKR Supported Instruments in TradingView

In order to confirm you are looking at a symbol supported by Interactive Brokers, make sure to select the Interactive Brokers checkbox while searching for symbols.

If the Interactive Brokers check box is grey or clear, that means Interactive Brokers is not selected, and you may find non-tradable symbols.

If the Interactive Brokers check box is blue, that means Interactive Brokers is selected and the symbol is tradable with Interactive Brokers.

Understanding TradingView and Delayed Data

There are many reasons a user may find themselves receiving delayed data in TradingView when connecting to Interactive Brokers. In this section, we are looking to highlight a few of the common behaviors experienced, and how to resolve them.

Delayed Order Message

If a users is attempting to trade a contract while they do not have market data through Interactive Brokers, users are expected to receive a warning message that must be confirmed before the order is placed.

This does not prevent users from trading with TradingView, and is only intended as a warning message. At this time, the only method to prevent this warning message is by purchasing market data directly through Interactive Brokers.

Live Chart Data With Delayed Order Data

In some instances, customers who have purchased market data through TradingView or another resource may see that they are receiving live data in their charts. However, users may see that their Order window within TradingView is showing an orange “D” for Delayed Data. That is because the data within the trading window itself is produced by Interactive Brokers, which would not be paid for in this instance.

At this time, the only method to display live data in the Order window is by purchasing market data directly through Interactive Brokers.

Sierra Chart

Description

Interactive Brokers can integrate our Trader Workstation or IB Gateway with the SierraChart

How To Connect

https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/InteractiveBrokers.php#SetupInstructions

Sierra Chart: Frequently Asked Questions

NinjaTrader 8

Description

Interactive Brokers can integrate our Trader Workstation or IB Gateway with the NinjaTrader 8.

How To Connect

https://support.ninjatrader.com/s/article/Connecting-to-Your-Interactive-Brokers-Account?language=en_USHelp

 

Note:

NinjaTrader recommends a specific version of TWS or IB Gateway. Please contact NinjaTrader to know which NinjaTrader 8 version suits your TWS or IB Gateway version.

NinjaTrader: Frequently Asked Questions

Collective2: Frequently Asked Questions

Capitalise.AI

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to your Capitalise.AI account.

How it works

https://investors.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=35735

How To Connect

Step 1: Subscribe to capitalise.ai through IB portal. Complete all the steps shown in https://capitalise.ai/interactivebrokers-how-to-start/. After that, capitalise.ai account should be created, and you will receive an email notification of account activation.

Step 2: Click “Connect Trading Account” on the left-hand menu bar of the capitalise.ai interface.

Step 3: You will see Instructions are given.

Step 4: Once the document (which must be signed with an ink pen according to IBKR’s rules) and copy of ID are sent to support@capitalise.ai , Capitalise.AI will forward the documents to IBKR and IBKR will setup the connection. It may take time.

Step 2:

Step 3:

Capitalise.AI: Frequently Asked Questions

QuantConnect

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to your QuantConnect account.

How To Connect

https://www.quantconnect.com/docs/v2/cloud-platform/live-trading/brokerages/interactive-brokers

 

Note:

As IB Key is the only 2FA method supported by QuantConnect, clients without IB KEY 2FA verification method cannot connect to QuantConnect. Please activate IB KEY for connecting IB to QuantConnect. For details, please visit: https://ibkr.info/node/2895

QuantConnect: Frequently Asked Questions

Amibroker

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to your Amibroker.

How To Connect

https://www.amibroker.com/guide/h_ib.html

Amibroker: Frequently Asked Questions

AbleTrend

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to AbleTrend.

How To Connect

https://www.wintick.com/docs/Instructions_for_IB_Data.pdf

AbleTrend: Frequently Asked Questions

AgenaTrader

AgenaTrader: Frequently Asked Questions

Atreyu

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to Atreyu.

How To Connect

https://ibkrcampus.com/ibkr-quant-news/back-testing-on-ibkr-with-backtrader-part-i/

Atreyu: Frequently Asked Questions

ATAS

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to ATAS.

How To Connect

https://help.atas.net/en/support/solutions/articles/72000602587

ATAS: Frequently Asked Questions

BackTrader

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to BackTrader.

How To Connect

https://www.backtrader.com/docu/live/ib/ib/

 

BackTrader: Frequently Asked Questions

Bloomberg EMSX

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to Bloomberg EMSX.

How To Connect

Please go to IB Client Portal – Help – Secure Message Center – Click “Compose” – Click “New Ticket” and submit a web ticket to IBKR Professional Services Team or IBKR Brokerage Operation team to handle the initial setup for IBKR/Bloomberg EMSX.

In the web ticket, you need to provide the answers on the following questions:

  • Your Bloomberg UUID
  • Which securities/contracts you would like to trade via Bloomberg EMSX?
  • Will you send any IBKR Algo orders via Bloomberg EMSX?
  • Market Coverage (e.g. exchanges that you would like to access via Bloomberg EMSX)

 

Bloomberg EMSX: Frequently Asked Questions

Bookmap: Frequently Asked Questions

DAS Trader

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to DAS Trader.

DAS Trader is an independent 3rd Party trading platform that connects directly to the DAS server and provides real-time market data for live trading and simulation.

From there, DAS connects to IBKR through an aggregate FIX connection for order placement. As such, they can be used to route orders to an IBKR PRO account only with the same execution rate as client would expect directly.

There is no IBKR software that must be installed and no IBKR account configuration required by a client to link DAS to an IBKR account.

How To Connect

For setting up the connection of the DAS Trader platform, please contact DAS (https://dastrader.com) directly and subscribe to an IB Live package in step 1 from the Subscribe for IB option on our website. Thereafter the client will need to complete step 2 process of authorizing the linkage the IBRK PRO account to the FIX Gateway.

 

Note:

  • In case you have already completed the linking, then you only need to login the DAS Trader platform intended for IBKR clients and trade your account. Subscription to DAS Trader comes with access to the real-time Level 2 Android and iPhone mobile apps, you will be required to enter IBKR’s “Firm ID” on the DAS Trader mobile app, please enter: “IBCO”.
  • Market data for the DAS Trader platform is also supplied directly from DAS and not from IBKR. DAS Trader can be used with either the paper trading account or the real account.
  • IBKR provides its own data as well. Once you open an IBKR PRO account, if you intend to use any of IBKR’s trading platforms, you can subscribe to market data to enable real time quotes.

DAS Trader: Frequently Asked Questions

Ensign

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to Ensign.

How To Connect

https://www.ensignsoftware.com/features/datavendors.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k5R73LfbvQ

Ensign: Frequently Asked Questions

eSignal

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to eSignal.

How To Connect

https://kb.esignal.com/hc/en-us/articles/6362147556763-Integrated-Trading-Interactive-Brokers

eSignal: Frequently Asked Questions

Hoadley

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to Hoadley.

How To Connect

https://www.hoadley.net/options/develtoolsIBLanding.htm

Hoadley: Frequently Asked Questions

IQFeed

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to IQFeed.

How To Connect

https://iqhelp.dtn.com/non-professional-exchange-fee-plugin/

 

Note:

IBKR account may need at least USD 500 (or non-USD equivalent) to make the initial connection to IQFeed.

IQFeed: Frequently Asked Questions

Jigsaw Trading

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to Jigsaw Trading.

How To Connect

https://daytradr.jigsawtrading.com/index.html?interactivebrokers.html

Jigsaw Trading: Frequently Asked Questions

LINNSOFT

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to LINNSOFT.

How To Connect

https://www.linnsoft.com/support/interactive-brokers-configuration

LINNSOFT: Frequently Asked QuestionsCopy Location

MedVed Trader

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to MedVed Trader.

How To Connect

https://www.medvedtrader.com/www/frontend/blog/Interactive-Brokers-Setup-Instructions

MedVed Trader: Frequently Asked Questions

MetaTrader 5

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to MetaTrader 5.

How To Connect

https://ibkr.info/node/1982

https://investingintheweb.com/brokers/interactive-brokers-mt5/

 

Note:

MetaTrader 4 may be no longer supported.

MetaTrader 5: Frequently Asked Questions

MotiveWave

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to MotiveWave.

How To Connect

https://docs.motivewave.com/knowledge-base/connection/interactive-brokers-connection

 

Note:

For adding symbol, please visit: https://docs.motivewave.com/knowledge-base/getting-started/symbol

MotiveWave: Frequently Asked Questions

NeuroShell

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to NeuroShell.

How To Connect

https://nstsupport.wardsystemsgroup.com/support/interactive_brokers/

NeuroShell: Frequently Asked Questions

OptionNetExplorer

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to OptionNetExplorer.

How To Connect

https://support.optionnetexplorer.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/41.aspx

OptionNetExplorer: Frequently Asked Questions

OptionVue

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to OptionVue.

How To Connect

https://www.optuma.com/kb/optuma/data/real-time-data/setting-up-interactive-brokers-data-in-optuma

OptionVue: Frequently Asked Questions

Orion

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to Orion.

How To Connect

https://orionadvisortech.com/integrations/

 

Note:

client can also contact salesengineering@interactivebrokers.com 

Orion: Frequently Asked Questions

Pair Trading Lab

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to Pair Trading Lab.

How To Connect

https://www.pairtradinglab.com/ptltrader

https://pairtradefinder.com/gettingstartedPTFPro.html

Pair Trading Lab: Frequently Asked Questions

Pair Trade Finder

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to Pair Trade Finder.

How To Connect

https://pairtradefinder.com/ib/tutorial/tws.html

Pair Trade Finder: Frequently Asked Questions

Portfolio123

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to Portfolio123.

How To Connect

Please contact https://www.portfolio123.com/contact-us directly in order to initiate the link request.

They may require you to complete a written agreement and send them a copy of ID.

Portfolio123: Frequently Asked Questions

RoboRay

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to RoboRay.

How To Connect

https://help.piranhaprofits.com/knowledge/how-to-properly-setup-ib-for-roboray

RoboRay: Frequently Asked Questions

SignalStack

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to SignalStack.

How To Connect

https://help.signalstack.com/kb/brokers-and-exchanges/connect-interactive-brokers

SignalStack: Frequently Asked Questions

StockRover: Frequently Asked Questions

StockSharp

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to StockSharp.

How To Connect

https://stocksharp.com/store/interactivebrokers/

StockSharp: Frequently Asked Questions

StocksToTrade

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to StocksToTrade.

How To Connect

https://support.stockstotrade.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009627554-5-1-Broker-Integration-Account-linking

StocksToTrade: Frequently Asked Questions

Trade Ideas

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to Trade Ideas.

How To Connect

https://www.trade-ideas.com/guide/chapter/21_1_2/21.1.2Connect_to_Interactive_Brokers.html

Trade Ideas: Frequently Asked Questions

TradeMaid

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to TradeMaid.

How To Connect

Not enough information provided by TradeMaid. If you are interested, please contact https://trademaid.info/contact.html

TradeMaid: Frequently Asked Questions

Trade Navigator

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to Trade Navigator.

How To Connect

https://www.tradenavigator.com/why/brokers

Not enough information provided by Trade Navigator. If you are interested, please contact support@tradenavigator.com

 

 

 

Trade Navigator: Frequently Asked Questions

TradeZella

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to TradeZella.

How To Connect

https://www.tradezella.com/brokersupport

 

Note:

You could execute trades on IBKR and then transfer the data into TradeZella to track and anaylze your trading performance. You can go to IB Client Portal to enable Flex Web Service to generate Token & Query ID and then integrate with TradeZella.

TradeZella: Frequently Asked Questions

Trading Blox

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to Trading Blox.

How To Connect

https://www.tradingblox.com/tb/data/

https://www.tradingblox.com/tradingblox/Broker%20Direct%20Documentation.pdf

Trading Blox: Frequently Asked Questions

Updata

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to your Updata.

How it works

https://www.updata.co.uk/recommendedfeeds.html#IB

How To Connect

https://www.updata.co.uk/compatibility/IBvid.html

 

Note:

If you are interested in Update articles shown in IBKR Campus, you can visit: https://ibkrcampus.com/contributors-categories/updata-analytics/

 

Updata: Frequently Asked Questions

VolFix

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to VolFix.

How To Connect

VolFix: Frequently Asked Questions

WealthArc

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to WealthArc.

How To Connect

https://www.wealtharc.com/partners/custodians

Not enough information provided by WealthArc. If you are interested, please contact WealthArc.

WealthArc: Frequently Asked Questions

QuantRocket

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to QuantRocket.

How To Connect

https://www,quantrocket.com/docs/

QuantRocket: Frequently Asked Questions

QuantTower

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to QuantTower.

How To Connect

https://help.quantower.com/quantower/connections/connect-quantower-to-interactive-broker

QuantTower: Frequently Asked Questions

QMatix XLQ

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to QMatix XLQ.

How To Connect

https://qmatix.com/XLQSymbolGuide.htm#InteractiveBrokers:_

QMatix XLQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Zorro

Description

You can connect your Interactive Brokers account to Zorro.

How To Connect

https://zorro-project.com/manual/en/ib.htm

Zorro: Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Support

Interactive Brokers always welcomes users to contact customer support in the event of API behavior issues. However, to help expedite the troubleshooting process for customers, it is encouraged to first consider the following:

  1. Does this issue persist in other platforms? Am I receiving errors with an order even when performing the same action in Trader Workstation rather than through the API?
  2. Did the request match the Required parameters from the documentation?
  3. Were documentation or guides consulted on the matter prior?
  4. How long has this issue been going on? Is the error on the first attempt, or has this request been working for days prior?
  5. Do other, similar requests work? Perhaps portfolio data is returned, but not trading information.

You can contact IB API team through:

  • Phone Call
  • Chat
  • Web Ticket
  • Email (special)

The buttons shown in right side will direct users to the affiliated contact page so they may get started with the support team.

 

Noticeably, to reduce the time spent, before you submit Web Ticket or Email to API team, please follow the steps:

  1. Typing in English is preferred. API team may have particular language speaker.
  2. Please specify the IB account number that causes the problem.
  3. Please specify the problem (e.g. Error code) you are facing.  If you mention Date & Time, please also provide the time zone.
  4. Please specify your expected output.
  5. Please upload API log, TWS log in the web ticket. (How to enable Detailed Log: https://ibkrcampus.com/ibkr-api-page/twsapi-doc/#tws-config-api )
  6. Please go to TWS/ IB Gateway and click Ctrl + H + Alt to upload Diagnostics.
  7. Please provide your API version and TWS/IB Gateway version.

 

Web Ticket/ Email Template: 

Hi API team, 

My IB Account <IB Account Number> is currently having an issue.

*Issue:*
At <Time Zone> <Date & Time>, <Issue>

*Expected:*
<Expected Output>

*Environment:*
I am using <TWS Version>
I am using <TWS API Version>

*Screenshot:*
<Screenshot>

*Logs & Diagnostics:*
I uploaded the Detailed Logging Level API Log and TWS Log to this web ticket. 
For Diagnostics, I uploaded at <Time Zone> <Date & Time>.

*Code:*
<code>


Best Regards,
<Your Name>

 

Example: Tkt#123456

Hi API team, 

My IB Account DU1234567 is currently having an issue.

*Issue:*
At US Eastern Standard Time 22 April 2024 14:00, 
when I requested `META STK USD SMART` Level I live data using `reqMktData(102, contract, "", False, False, [])` code, 
it returns me an error: `Error 200, reqId 102: The contract description specified for META is ambiguous`.

*Expected:*
I would like to successfully extract the `META STK USD SMART` Level I live data during US Regular Trading Hours.

*Environment:*
I am using TWS 10.19.2o 
I am using TWS API 10.19.2o

*Screenshot:*
<The Error 200 screenshot.jpg>

*Logs & Diagnostics:*
I tried to uploaded the Detailed Logging Level API Log and TWS Log to this web ticket, but the file sizes were too big, so I sent them to api@interactivebrokers.com . 
Email Title: Tkt#123456
For Diagnostics, I uploaded at US Eastern Standard Time 22 April 2024 16:00.

*Code:*
<TWS API code snippet.py>


Best Regards,
John

 

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