option contracts

Discussion in 'Options' started by osho67, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. symbols for individual option contracts have changed from OPRA to 21 characters OSI symbols. Does QT accept these new symbols. If so how to enter them? I have tried various ways but nothing seems to work. Please help. Thanks
  2. I don't know QT, but try the obvious:

    IBM Apr 125C

  3. QT version 3.9.6 handles the new options symbols.

    "For OPTIONS you should use the standard option symbol prefixed with a period. You would need to get the actual symbol from IB web site or TWS. for US Option symbol formats, please refer to IB's Option Symbology Initiative page. For Example:
    BOX:.ESI 100220C00110000 "