Losing 5 level DOM on IB feed for ES/HSI

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by bigmoose, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Gents, I have been trying to track down this anomaly for about 4 months to no avail.

    I am currently running TWS Build 875.3 with Java 1.6.0_02 on XP Pro. Everything starts normally, and I have the 5 level DOM. If I execute market orders off TWS or custom market buy/sell buttons on Booktrader, everything is OK.

    Problem is if I execute limit orders, or bracket spreads off of Booktrader, or thru the API via BracketTrader, the 5 level DOM in IB Booktrader corrupts, and eventually ends with no data in the slots.

    The DOM data is lost in IB Booktrader, Bracket Trader and an Excel DOM graphing function, all my running applications.

    Restarting Booktrader has no effect. Only closing TWS and restarting clears the problem. Ctrl-R, relogon has no effect.

    I just uninstalled all Java loads and updates today, and freshly installed Java 1.6v2 to no avail.

    Any suggestions are appreciated. I am pretty much at my wits end on causes. I am running QuoteTracker as my graphing program. Any thoughts or suggestions sincerely appreciated.
  2. C99


    I have had a similiar problem but it is only with my IB paper trading account so I haven't spent much time worrying about it. In my regular acct, booktrader runs fine, but in papertrading mode it starts normal w/ 5 levels. After one or two paper trades I lose mkt depth and only have the inside bid / ask. I know it's a java problem but I can't figure out how to fix it. Like you, I have uninstalled all builds of java and reinstalled the latest version. If I go to java website, the little app tells me I have the latest version installed. But if I go to different websites that use java, it only works about half the time.

    Sorry this doesn't help you fix it at all, but at least you know you're not the only one. This happens to me on a Win2K box. All my XP boxes run fine.
  3. Try 876.1 (the webloaded beta). I'm using it because it fixed a different problem but it seems very stable (and better :))