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FIX Adapter System Administration

About the TT FIX Adapter Configuration Tool (FACT)

About the TT FIX Adapter Configuration Tool

TT FIX Adapter provides a Windows-based interface to help you create and manage TT FIX Adapter configurations. The TT FIX Adapter Configuration Tool (FACT) allows you to choose a type of configuration, then presents you only with the settings that apply to that type of configuration.

Note:You cannot use FACT to generate configurations for previous versions of TT FIX Adapter. You can, however, use FACT from one version to generate configurations for later versions of TT FIX Adapter. Consequently:

  • You cannot, for example, use a configuration file created with a 7.17.2 version of FACT with a 7.8.5 version of TT FIX Adapter.
  • You can, however, use a configuration file created with a 7.8.5 version of FACT with a 7.17.2 version of TT FIX Adapter. Hence, you can upgrade a TT FIX Adapter and still use the 7.8.5 configuration. TT supports this upgrade only for version 7.4 or later.

About TT FIX Adapter configuration files

TT FIX Adapter no longer stores configuration information in the CFG-style configuration files used by previous versions of TT FIX Adapter; instead, it uses XML-based files. FACT creates and manages these XML-based configuration files based on the information you supply in the FACT interface, eliminating the need for you to edit the files manually.

Note: Do not edit the XML files directly. Doing so might invalidate the configuration file and prevent TT FIX Adapter from initializing. TT provides no support for customers who hand-edit configuration files without authorization from TT Customer Support.

FACT interface

The following shows the TT FIX Adapter Configuration Tool interface.

The FACT interface comprises the following components.

AreaNameDescription
1Menu barProvides access to common configuration functionality and to context-sensitive application help.
2Navigation paneContains a hierarchical view of the configurations and their respective components
3Settings paneContains the settings for the respective configuration components