Demo IB API historical data

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by o_trixlidios, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Hello all,

    I've downloaded the API and the demo client from IB, logging in using the demo account and while I get Market Data Im unable to receive Historical Market Data with error 165. I've tried it a few products, stocks and future contracts but I get the same error. Is the historical data enabled for the demo account or is it something else?

    thx in advance
  2. Hi I would like to try your product for free and while doing that download stuff I would have to pay for everywhere else.
  3. KS96


    Actually, I had the same problem sometime ago.

    I used:
    - demo TWS + API
    - demo java client

    and I couldn't get any demo historical data.

    Can someone please confirm that it's possible
    and not disabled in the demo versions,
    so I look elsewhere for solving the problem?
  4. riddle


    The demo accounts do not have access to historical data through the API. You have to use a live account, or a paper-trading account.
  5. ya, quotes on the demo are completely unreliable; open an acct and make use of the papertrader facility.