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Started:May 16th, 2015 (11:51 AM) by dstrader Views / Replies:230 / 1
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Batch file to start all my trading applications

Old May 16th, 2015, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Batch file to start all my trading applications

Has someone written a 'batch file' application to start all their trading applications?

I like to shutdown my computer everyday, and restart everything from scratch (some applications would get unstable when I was running for days in a row). I run many applications in my trading computer for different purposes, and styles of trading (Market Delta Charts and Trader, NinjaTrader, TradeStation, StreetSmartEdge, TOS, VectorVest, etc.). It takes me 10-15 minutes just to get everything running properly with all the user ids and pws.

I was wondering if there is a software out there that would do that for me (including entering the user id and pw for each app of course, otherwise I can just put each on the start up folder). If not, I was thinking in building a .bat file (which I have not done in over 15 years), so I'm looking for examples. I'm specially having difficulties with how to transfer the id/pw for each application. My goal would be to start my computer first thing in the morning while I do a couple of other things (take son to school, etc.) let it do all the start up procedure. Once I'm back in my office desk everything would be set to go. Also, may allow me an extra 15 min sleep .

Would appreciate any help. You can attach a file or post the .bat code here, and I will adapt for my needs (of course, clean up your id/pws from the file! ). As I said, would be interested in buying an application possibly more powerful to automate all these tasks.

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More modern examples would use AutoHotKey to launch on start-up, so you can manage the usernames/passwords of the programs, catch exceptions, etc. A DOS batch file won't work in this scenario if you need something more than simply launching an executable, and AutoHotKey is easier than using VB script in a command file.


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