[IB] easiest way to download historical and realtime data up to 5min?

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by mizhael, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Hi all,

    I am thinking of downloading historical and realtime data up to 5min
    interval, (can settle with 15min interval),

    what's the easiest way to do this in IB?

    I am thinking of modifying the Excel sample spreadsheet, so I need to
    have a timer of every 15min in the VBA code. How to do that?

    Question for the historical data part: for how long will I be able to
    get historical data up to 15 min? Hopefully I could get both bid and
    ask data.