time used in IB tws api

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by pwa2, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. pwa2

    pwa2

    Can someone tell me if the time in tws/api is the local computer time?
    or perhaps its sent over the wire from IB...

    Just I see a consistant difference when comparing the timestamps in the api log and the local computer timestamps in a sockets based app. A sample from the app log vs api log below.

    thanks


    FCEX0;VOLUME;128010;19:51:59.113vs 19:51:58:666 -> 2-6-0-8-128010- -447
    FCEX0;VOLUME;128011;19:52:00.374 vs 19:51:59:928 -> 2-6-0-8-128011- -446
    FCEX0;VOLUME;128012;19:52:01.155 vs 19:52:00:709 -> 2-6-0-8-128012- -446
    FCEX0;VOLUME;128013;19:52:03.866 vs 19:52:03:420 -> 2-6-0-8-128013- -446
    FCEX0;VOLUME;128015;19:52:04.116 vs 19:52:03:669 -> 2-6-0-8-128015- -447
    ....