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Date/Time: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 05:50:52 +0000



4 Separate IB Accounts

[2021-03-03 08:18:32]
User978290 - Posts: 22 | Ending Date: 2021-10-16
Hi,

I have been using IB + Sierra without any problems.
I would like to increase to 4 IB accounts running on the same computer. (Those IB accounts have different logins/passwords).

I understand I will need to use 4 separate installation of sierra with 4 separate tws with 4 separate ports. All with Data/Trade Service settings to Interactive Brokers[Trading]

However, I'm getting Connection Limit exceeded. Whenever 1 or more instance of sierra have charts.

Please point me to the right direction. Thanks.
[2021-03-03 21:15:40]
GravisHTG - Posts: 94 | Ending Date: 2021-07-21
Would like to have information here, Soon I will have 2 IB account.
[2021-03-03 22:37:51]
John - SC Support - Posts: 7168 | Ending Date: 2022-04-04
User978290:

With regards to the Sierra Chart installations there is no problem with having 4 of them running on the same computer at the same time.

The issue that you will have is with the Data Feeds. The data feeds are only allowed to have 2 connections at the same time from the same computer. We will need to check on an item to see if it is possible to have more than 2 in total for the Denali Exchange Data Feed. This may be possible, but we have to double check.

But, the way you have worded things, you should be fine with 2 instances, although it sounds like even two instances are causing issues. If you only have 2 instances running and are having a problem, let us know the exact messages you are getting.
[2021-03-03 23:50:56]
Neosafe - Posts: 129 | Ending Date: 2021-11-04
Maybe look at setting up a FA account at IB then you can access all your accounts from a single login... Also single login with SC to access all your IB accounts
[2021-03-03 23:54:31]
User379468 - Posts: 339 | Ending Date: 2021-05-05
^Do you know if an FA account at IB could allow sharing market data across them, and also sharing funds for margins across accounts?
[2021-03-04 00:20:13]
Neosafe - Posts: 129 | Ending Date: 2021-11-04
FA account does share market data across all accounts. Margin is not.
[2021-03-04 00:37:07]
User379468 - Posts: 339 | Ending Date: 2021-05-05
So interesting on market data across all FA accounts, since they don't even let multiple user logins of the same account share data?
[2021-03-04 00:44:45]
Neosafe - Posts: 129 | Ending Date: 2021-11-04
Maybe it's different with FA accounts? Example I have an FA account, multiple accounts underneath it, multiple users for logging in and they share market data...
[2021-03-04 01:21:30]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 95944 | Ending Date: 2022-04-10
I understand I will need to use 4 separate installation of sierra with 4 separate tws with 4 separate ports. All with Data/Trade Service settings to Interactive Brokers[Trading]

However, I'm getting Connection Limit exceeded. Whenever 1 or more instance of sierra have charts.

You need to create and pay for a second Sierra Chart account for these additional two connections. You can create a new account here:
https://www.sierrachart.com/RegisterStep1.php

Per Sierra Chart account, two connections are allowed for the Denali Data Feed .

It is the third and fourth one which will be an issue.
Sierra Chart Support - Engineering Level

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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2021-03-04 01:23:39
[2021-03-04 03:09:57]
User978290 - Posts: 22 | Ending Date: 2021-10-16
Lots of new info.
I will definitely look into that FA account.

But I also want to understand why I can only get 1 instance working.
Sorry is the answer was obviously stated in settings.

More details:
For those IB accounts I'm using Sierra Chart Exchange Data Feed Features and Exchanges >> U.S. Equities (NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX)

as stocks is probably the only thing I would trade on IB.

Below is the error I encounter.
SC Data - All Services | Logon error received from server: Connection limit exceeded. | MaxConnectionsForSameDevice = 1, NumCurrentConnectionsForSameDevice = 2 | 2021-03-03 22:05:46.100


Will having more seirra account work around it? It would be nice to have it all on 1 account with extra fees all added into it.

Thanks for all your guidance.
[2021-03-04 03:22:28]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 95944 | Ending Date: 2022-04-10
In the case of the " Sierra Chart Exchange Data Feed" only one connection is allowed.
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[2021-03-04 03:53:42]
User978290 - Posts: 22 | Ending Date: 2021-10-16
Will I be able to have 4 connections if I have 4 sierra accounts? All in 1 computer?

Will I be able to have 4 connections if I have 4 sierra accounts? Each on their own computer?

In what possible way I could have more connections?
[2021-03-04 11:11:52]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 95944 | Ending Date: 2022-04-10
Will I be able to have 4 connections if I have 4 sierra accounts? All in 1 computer?

Will I be able to have 4 connections if I have 4 sierra accounts? Each on their own computer?
The answer is yes to both of these.
Sierra Chart Support - Engineering Level

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[2021-03-04 13:01:21]
User978290 - Posts: 22 | Ending Date: 2021-10-16
Awesome! Thanks very much

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