Alarm when lost connection??? IS it possible

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Alarm when lost connection??? IS it possible

Postby arjfca » 06 Feb 2011

Hello

Did post a similar post on Forex Factorie. Please excuse any duplication.

Is it possible to have an alarm to be set if connection between MC and my broker IB (IB Gateway) is broken. Having that would put some peace of mind.

As usual, any input or idea appreciate.

Martin

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Re: Alarm when lost connection??? IS it possible

Postby TJ » 06 Feb 2011

arjfca wrote:Hello

Did post a similar post on Forex Factorie. Please excuse any duplication.

Is it possible to have an alarm to be set if connection between MC and my broker IB (IB Gateway) is broken. Having that would put some peace of mind.

As usual, any input or idea appreciate.

Martin

there are 2 connections you should be concerned with:

1. connection between your TWS and IB (mostly internet related)

2. connection between your MC and TWS


For the first connection, TWS has a built-in alarm function that sounds if the internet is broken.

For the second connection, no, there is no such an alarm.
But then, it is not likely to happen unless either MC or TWS has crashed.

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Re: Alarm when lost connection??? IS it possible

Postby TJ » 06 Feb 2011

MultiCharts is fully aware of the TWS-IB connection status.
You can see this real time in QuoteManager Event Log.

ie. The alarm is not a bad idea for a feature request.


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