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For closing order, you don't need two sections for order, unless you are doing something else in second section.

Prefer to define one set of variables first then use same in all conditionals.

For closing short position, use abs(pos) for quantity in condition if Pos<0.

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4 hours ago, Kasper said:

For closing order, you don't need two sections for order, unless you are doing something else in second section.

Prefer to define one set of variables first then use same in all conditionals.

For closing short position, use abs(pos) for quantity in condition if Pos<0.

ok thanks a lot.. will do that :)

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1 hour ago, Mike Medved said:

3acor - how in the world did you get OrderType1 into the order itself? Were you editing JSON yourself? Can you go to your list of hotkeys, right click on it, export and send it to me?

I am not sure honestly, I think it did it on its own. I sent it. 

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8 minutes ago, 3acor said:

I am not sure honestly, I think it did it on its own. I sent it. 

It is very weird. I am not sure how that is possible...  

I would suggest removing that action and redoing it. If it happens again, please tell me how :)

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1 minute ago, Mike Medved said:

It is very weird. I am not sure how that is possible...  

I would suggest removing that action and redoing it. If it happens again, please tell me how :)

yea I was surprised too... hehe ok :D 

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3acor,

 

When (if) you get your sell hotkey working can you do me a solid and post a snapshot of the entire text here?

 

I have been trying for several days to get this working but haven't figured out how so far.

 

Thanks

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Mike,

can you just take 3acor's hotkey (for a close of an existing long position or a short position).  Sell on bid or ask (I can change this later)

All values can be default (but leave in the variables in case I want to change)

Thanks

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2 hours ago, Arg said:

3acor,

 

When (if) you get your sell hotkey working can you do me a solid and post a snapshot of the entire text here?

 

I have been trying for several days to get this working but haven't figured out how so far.

 

Thanks

Yes sure, I will try to do it later on during the day.

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2 minutes ago, Mike Medved said:

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Thanks a lot Mike. Appreciate it :)

1 hour ago, Mike Medved said:

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will add wordier but more clear one in next post. BTW while doing this I found that bug you had 3acor with OrderType1 etc. Will fix.

 

that's good :). What was it ? I am curious :P

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Just now, Mike Medved said:

To follow up - is my writeup in the help up too terse or insufficient? Would adding examples like the above help? If so, what examples?

It's pretty good to me. That's as far as complex as I use. Thanks :)

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I suggest giving more examples (complete examples with all typical values/variables filled in) in the help.

eg

buy / sell / buy with stop / bracket order with 1 profit target / bracket with 2 profit targets.

This would make life easier for many people I think.

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9 hours ago, 3acor said:

Thanks a lot Mike. Appreciate it :)

that's good :). What was it ? I am curious :P

LOL. Ok I hate to demonstrate my stupidity, but when you change a variable name in the Vars section, the editor would go through and change that variable name everywhere in the hotkey. Unfortunately, one restriction was omitted, so when you changed the variable name from OrderType to OrderType1, it changed the OrderType TAG (not variable) in the Command section to OrderType1 as well.

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11 hours ago, Mike Medved said:

LOL. Ok I hate to demonstrate my stupidity, but when you change a variable name in the Vars section, the editor would go through and change that variable name everywhere in the hotkey. Unfortunately, one restriction was omitted, so when you changed the variable name from OrderType to OrderType1, it changed the OrderType TAG (not variable) in the Command section to OrderType1 as well.

hehe... We all make mistakes, no one is perfect. Ok I see it now, was just wondering as I sure didn't plan it :D

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Mike,

Could you modify the sell hotkey (the one you did above and also attached here)  to include 2 additional cases:

1) sell half of the current position

2) sell the number of shares highlighted in the quantity tabs in the Level 2 window (the row of small tabs along the top). This will be useful as I can scale in to a position by pressing the buy key multiple times and then scale out in stages by pressing the sell key.

 

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Hi,

If I click on 10 shares in the quantity icon, and then buy 2 lots, I will have 20 shares. If I then use the hotkey below, which uses the default quantity, then it will sell the entire position of 20 shares. Before pressing this key the highlighted quantity is 10 shares, after pressing it has changed to 20 shares. How can I change the hotkey so that the sell quantity is the original buy quantity (i.e. the highlighted value) and not the total quantiy?

 

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