IB Backfilling

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IB Backfilling

Postby ptop » 10 May 2011

I have an IB connection and when I start Multicharts up it take sometimes up to 40 Minutes to back fill? When I use NT for the same layout and symbols it takes seconds? Is there a setting that can be changed to make the back filling faster?


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Re: IB Backfilling

Postby Stan Bokov » 17 May 2011


It depends on the amount of data you are requesting, the resolution and the number of symbols. You may be, for instance, hitting the Pacing Violation imposed by the IB API, which will time you out for 10 minutes if you request too much data. You can watch the log in the QuoteManager, to see if this is happening.

If this continues, you can come to our Live Chat to investigate the issue.

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