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IB Excel API does not transmit orders automatically

  1. I created an order using the sample API DDE, I changed the 'Transmit' attribute to 1. Yet when the order is sent, it takes something like 6-7 seconds after the order reached TWS for it to be transmitted. Why?
     
  2. Like it remains "pink" for 6 seconds before turning "green"?
     
  3. No, the T button for transmit is available, after a few seconds it turn into C and the order is sent
     
  4. I am not sure but I think it is not related to your DDE links or your order attributes.

    Have you tried with different instruments? I remember I had this problem with Copper. I was sending orders on 30 different symbols and copper orders remained stuck for 10 seconds