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[User Discussion] - Market scanner

[2020-01-14 00:06:26]
UserAR - Posts: 15 | Ending Date: 2020-05-27
For those of us that use Interactive Brokers is it possible to implement their market scanner directly into SC? https://interactivebrokers.github.io/tws-api/market_scanners.html#scanner_examples

If we could do this we wouldn't need to scan the entire market via SC alerts and it would save us major bandwidth/data costs. If we could add these to our daily watchlist then we've got a way to do intraday trading based on IB's scans.
Thanks
[2020-01-14 04:21:08]
Chad - Posts: 169 | Ending Date: 2020-08-10
This is on my list of to-do's as well. Currently I have a script for IB's Python API which writes results of a scanner to a .symbolList file, then I just figured to periodically-load that (e.g. every 5 min) in an Associated Watch List window, set symbols to charts, and go from there.
I presume there's a more-seamless way to do it i.e. pipe in through an ACSIL script, but whatever satisfices.
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2020-01-14 04:21:43
[2020-01-14 22:29:29]
UserAR - Posts: 15 | Ending Date: 2020-05-27
Interesting idea, it works but isn't as elegant as it could be. Is this work SC could do for a future release? or would we need to get custom programming help to integrate this? (question for SC Engineering) thanks
[2020-02-08 18:26:42]
Chad - Posts: 169 | Ending Date: 2020-08-10
Just noticed that IB has a REST API now, so JSON encoding - here's their reference for getting a list of symbols in a market scanner: https://www.interactivebrokers.com/api/doc.html#tag/Scanner/paths/~1iserver~1scanner~1run/post

Perhaps this would be easy enough to call from a C++ routine?

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