Entering symbols into TWS

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by DTK, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. DTK


    Does anyone know a quick way to enter symbols into IB's TWS?
    Typing in my watchlists every morning is getting quite tedious. (I know I'm really lazy)

    Perhaps importing a list or altering a TWS file?

    Thanks and apologies if this has been covered in a previous thread.

  2. Bob111


    basket order? create your own program, which will get list from a file or something and request data from TWS?
  3. alanm


    "Quick Stock Entry" makes it as easy as just typing in the symbol and pressing <ENTER>, assuming you want to use the same route (SMART) for each. Search for it in the IB manual.

    You can manually edit the jts.pg file, but it stores a key value, not the symbol itself, so you'd have to create a map of known key values against symbols, write something to look up your symbols and spit out the key values, hope they don't change (they don't seem to), etc.