IBKR TWS RTD – Syntax Samples

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The RTD Server supports streaming live (or 15-minute delayed) market data. You just need to enter formulas into an Excel cell adhering to the RTD API specific syntax, which falls in 3 categories:

  • Simple – components consist of ProgID, Server, Ticker and Topic
  • Complex – formula strings are defined separately, so each string represent one single parameter at a time
  • Mixed – blended syntax of Simple and Complex but with one restriction – the Ticker string must be the first string that appears in the formula.

For specific syntax samples, visit our GitHub Guide:

To learn more about our RTD technology, see the first article this series here: https://ibkrcampus.com/ibkr-quant-news/ibkr-api-updates/

IBKR reminds you to always test your API components with your simulated trading account or the TWS Demo System before you implement any new API system.

Finance professionals who already have an IBKR account, can practice with their simulated trading version. Or sign up for our free trial and start a simulated account with IBKR from here: https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=1286

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