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#468763 - 10/17/17 10:39 Re: Integration to SierraChart DTC server [Re: AndrewAMD]
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I think a blocking client is ok, but use some internal counter to make sure that the blocking time is limited.

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#468764 - 10/17/17 12:34 Re: Integration to SierraChart DTC server [Re: jcl]
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That makes sense. I'll add a timeout feature.

Side note: I do need heartbeats on the main server. History is different - you log in, get ticks, log out.

Iíll start with blocking and see if it runs smoothly enough. Thanks.

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#468834 - 10/23/17 02:45 Re: Integration to SierraChart DTC server [Re: AndrewAMD]
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OK, it's not nothing. I'll have a beer now.



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#468845 - 10/23/17 16:37 Re: Integration to SierraChart DTC server [Re: AndrewAMD]
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Cool:-)

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#472043 - 04/03/18 13:24 Re: Integration to SierraChart DTC server [Re: Zheka]
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Just an update - although DTC protocol supports options, Sierra Chart's DTC server does not sufficiently support options - nor do the developers plan on adding support for DTC options. You can manually punch in an options Asset and trade it, but you cannot get a list of options securities by an underlying (message response: "not supported").

Sierra Chart's developers will soon add the ability to get futures contracts by underlying, so at least we will be able to trade futures.

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#472045 - 04/03/18 13:49 Re: Integration to SierraChart DTC server [Re: AndrewAMD]
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Ughh!

I hope it is possible to retrieve an option's price, send an order,etc for a correctly formed option's symbol string?

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#472046 - 04/03/18 13:52 Re: Integration to SierraChart DTC server [Re: Zheka]
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Yes. I suppose one thing you can do is develop your own options asset name string generator, and check if the asset exists by attempting to subscribe to it. Some trial and error may be required.

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#472182 - 04/14/18 22:52 Re: Integration to SierraChart DTC server [Re: AndrewAMD]
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This project is on hold until Sierra Chart implements listing futures symbols by underlying.

(Per my request, it is on their to-do list.)

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#473458 - 07/09/18 21:31 Re: Integration to SierraChart DTC server [Re: AndrewAMD]
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This project is back on. But it is still impossible to use GET_FUTURES or GET_OPTIONS.

I will provide a workaround that lets a user directly check for the definition of any given symbol.

Most importantly, it will support SET_HWND, so market messages will update Zorro upon arrival.

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#474091 - 09/19/18 20:18 Re: Integration to SierraChart DTC server [Re: AndrewAMD]
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The beta and the latest build is here:

https://github.com/AndrewAMD/SierraChartZorroPlugin

Formal announcement to follow in a separate thread.

Thanks,
Andrew

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