I am using Multicharts platform and I have strategies coded in Easy language. I need to automate the trade. Since all the brokers in India does not have bridge with Multicharts. However they say that if Multicharts has the capability to convert the live triggers from the chart to .csv file then they are able to fire the order to the Exchange.
Does anyone know whether we can convert the live triggers from the chart to .csv file instantly?
I believe Tradestation has these features but have doubt about MC's capabilites
you will likely have to write the file yourself (i.e. have the code do it) at the moment your order is triggered. Then it would have to be in a format that your broker's software can pick up and execute.
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You can use the FileAppend() keyword to write information to a file.
For instance (totally untested):
By the way, I would first get very clear of your broker what they mean with "convert the live triggers from the chart to .csv file then they are able to fire the order to the Exchange". Because once you have the .csv file with the orders on your computer, you'd still need to have some way to send it to your broker.
Since you probably don't want to do that manually (if that would be even possible), this would probably require programming a way to upload this to the broker. And this would complicate things quite a bit.
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Thanks a lot for your comment. Your view make a lot of sense to me. Apart from this option I have other option such as getting Multicharts API for order. MC does provide such API for Automation. Do you have any information about this whether it is free API or else I have to shell out some money for it?
the API is not free unfortunately. I don't recall the exact amount, but is was something like 5-10k $. The others prices published under the link will give you an idea what to expect.
Keep in mind that any programming would be on top of that as you'd still need to write (have someone write) the code to connect MC to your broker.
Last edited by ABCTG; September 17th, 2016 at 10:31 AM.