IB EXcel DDE Set up problem

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by xiaozhi, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. xiaozhi


    I am having hard time on using the twsdde.xls.
    I installed the latest version of tws and dde package. Configure API
    to enable DDE clients, socket is 7496. When I opent twsdde.xls. I
    input my account log in name xiaozhi123 (for example) in the user name. and when I
    click request market depth, it just freeze the excel. (I looked in
    task manager, there is two excel application called twsdde.xls. this
    is weird since I just open one. I think it must call itself as recurse
    or something like this..)
    I used to be able to use the twsdde.xls with my own coding. Now even
    the orginal file I downloaded does not work.
    I also did a test to see if the dde link works by just enter
    =xiaozhi123|refreshRate!millisec?1 into any excel workbook to test if it
    is linked to the TWS workstation runing under baomx890 user name. It
    just does not work any more. Weird enough, it works under windows XP
    safe mode..
    anyone know how should I fix this. Called IB and they have no ideas. I have reinstalled several times...