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MC indicator time: What is the reference?   [ ]
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#1 posted 14 Mar 2012 

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Hello

What is the reference for MC time. My broker is IB and I often have a couple of second between my chart time clock and IB time

My orders are automatically cancelled if not triggered before the end of the actual bar. To do so I send the command with the string that correspond to the ending time of the actual bar.

Often, my orders are cancelled before the end of the bar. This is a sign that IB and MC does't operate on the same time. I resolve the problem by re-synchronizing my PC clock from a time server

Is it possible to have MC use IB time server or time provided with IB bars data instead of my PC time?

Martin


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Hello Martin,

MultiCharts uses your PC clock time.
TWS uses its own server time.
You can use IB time for the bars:
Please go to QuoteManager->Tools->Data sources->IB->Edit->enable the option "TWS bar timestamp"



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Thank you Henry

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Henry Multicharts wrote:
Hello Martin,

MultiCharts uses your PC clock time.
TWS uses its own server time.
You can use IB time for the bars:
Please go to QuoteManager->Tools->Data sources->IB->Edit->enable the option "TWS bar timestamp"


Do i need to close down my charts and MC to get the new time reference in place?

Martin


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Martin, it will be better to sync PC clock when MultiCharts is closed.



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