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Date/Time: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:28:22 +0000



META symbol with TWS API

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[2022-08-05 19:11:03]
user_xyz - Posts: 203
Since FB changed to META I've been unable to get any quote data using the TWS API. Any idea on why? I've spent a few hours on the phone multiple times now with Interactive Brokers and today they asked if SC could add the "primaryExchange" attribute as they believe that's why the quote data won't come in.

The SC message being displayed is "Symbol is Ambiguous"

The fields they want mapped are below. Might just be as simple as getting the mapping to SC fields correct but I've tried just about every variation.

security type should be STK
contract_meta = Contract()
contract_meta.symbol = "META"
contract_meta.secType = "STK"
contract_meta.currency = "USD"
contract_meta.exchange = "SMART"
contract_meta.primaryExchange = "NASDAQ"
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[2022-08-06 08:48:42]
Sierra_Chart Engineering - Posts: 2897
This has been added.

Follow the instructions here to update the Symbol Settings:
Global Symbol Settings: Update Global Symbol Settings

It can be found in File >>Find Symbol >>Specific Stocks.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2022-08-06 08:49:00
[2022-08-06 09:17:16]
Zptrader - Posts: 25
The correct symbol now is "META-!NASDAQ" for ib
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2022-08-06 09:18:10
[2022-08-06 16:17:56]
Sierra_Chart Engineering - Posts: 2897
That is not a valid symbol to be using in Sierra Chart.
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[2022-08-06 16:43:28]
Zptrader - Posts: 25
That is the new meta ticker META-!NASDAQ if you use the tws API. The format is different from the rest of the ticker.
Does not follow the criteria of the other tickers

"contract_meta = Contract()
contract_meta.symbol = "META"
contract_meta.secType = "STK"
contract_meta.currency = "USD"
contract_meta.
contract_meta.primaryExchange = "NASDAQ""

It's something I also had to do because I had the same problem.

P.S. interative broker support has rarely solved a problem for me, they have no idea how their API or trading platform works. Asking them for help is a waste of time.
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2022-08-06 16:53:56
[2022-08-06 17:30:47]
user_xyz - Posts: 203
Actually just got it figured out thanks!!! I created a custom symbol META and then changed the fields (see attached)
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[2022-08-06 18:03:48]
Sierra_Chart Engineering - Posts: 2897
What we see in post #6 is not going to work. We did set up the proper symbol settings for this symbol ourselves.

The symbol as you would see it listed in Sierra Chart is just simply META, but in the background this is what is used:
META-STK-SMART/NASDAQ-USD
Sierra Chart Support - Engineering Level

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https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?l=PostingInformation.php#GeneralInformation

For the most reliable, advanced, and zero cost futures order routing, use the Teton service:
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[2022-08-08 15:17:48]
user_xyz - Posts: 203
I'm using the settings in post #6 and it's working so thanks for all the help/direction!
[2022-08-08 17:32:54]
Zptrader - Posts: 25
Support as I told you the META symbol does not follow the logic of the other tickers. I'm glad you could solve it with the ticker provided by user_xyz.
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2022-08-08 17:34:24

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