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Providing FIX Log to Support


The instructions below explain how to provide a FIX based service log to Sierra Chart support. This information applies approximately to version 2004 and higher.

  1. It is first necessary to enable FIX logging if not already enabled. Select Global Settings >> Data/Trade Service Settings. Enable the option Enable FIX Logging. And enable Global Settings >> General Settings >> General 2 >> Save Message Log to File.

    If neither of these options were previously enabled, then you will not have any FIX logs at this point in time.
  2. If Enable FIX Logging was enabled in the previous step, then reconnect to the trading server by selecting File >> Disconnect and File >> Connect to Data Feed to create a FIX log file with the initial data.
  3. Go to the [drive]:\SierraChart\Logs folder on your system.
  4. Locate the latest Message Log file or provide the log file containing the particular FIX messages with a Date-Time there needs to be an analysis for. The filename will be like Message Log [YYYY-MM-DD] [HHMMSS].log.
  5. Send the log file to [Java Script Is Required. To View The Email, enable Java Script] or attach it to a Support Board posting. In the case of the Support Board posting, the log file can be privately attached so it remains secure and so that only Sierra Chart Support can see it.
  6. The timestamps at the end of each line in the FIX messages are according to the Time Zone Sierra Chart is set to.

FIX Log Viewer Website

A useful parser to view FIX log data in an easy to read format is available through the FIX Parser website.

This website is not affiliated with Sierra Chart in any way.


*Last modified Tuesday, 29th October, 2019.