"Inactive Status" on IB API

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by trading1, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Has anyone encountered an "Inactive Status"? I have a Java based API which usually works well, though sometimes the order execution stalls and the trade merely sits there, without being transmitted. The error message coming back is "Inactive Status" . I can't find any reference to this in the IB documentation. So, does anyone know what this may mean?
  2. What versions of TWS and API (api.txt) are you using?
  3. Based on my observation, usually it means the order was rejected. Watch for error message coming right after the status update.

    Frankly speaking, IB API is very slow, unreliable, and full of bugs, better to work over FIX...
  4. I have the very lastest sept 18th build of TWS. I'll ask the programmer about the api.txt version but I suspect that any versions used would be the lastest.
  5. Thanks for the reference to FIX. The trade didn't seem to get the chance to be rejected, there were sufficent funds, but it didn't even transmit. It was only to buy 5 BHP shares. There wasn't any error msg coming back that I'm aware of.
  6. DAV

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    We're aware of the problem and are working on it.