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FIX Adapter System Administration

FACT: Managing Configurations

Overview

The TT FIX Adapter Configuration Tool (FACT) allows you to perform the following tasks for a TT FIX Adapter configuration:

  • Create a configuration
  • Open an existing configuration
  • Modify configuration settings
  • Save changes for a configuration
  • Save changes for all configurations
  • Clone a configuration
  • Delete a configuration

How to create a TT FIX Adapter configuration

When creating a TT FIX Adapter configuration, ensure that the name conforms to the following restrictions:

  • Contain no more than 11 characters
  • Contain only alpha-numeric, underscore (_), and hyphen (-) characters
  • Start and end with alpha-numeric characters
  • Contain no spaces anywhere in the installation directory path

To create a TT FIX Adapter configuration:

  1. Start FACT, if necessary.
  2. In the FIX Adapter Configuration Tool menu bar, click the (New) icon.

    The Create New Configuration dialog appears.

  3. In the Adapter Name field, enter a name for the TT FIX Adapter. Then, in the Select New Configuration Type section, select the desired type, as shown.

  4. Click OK.

    The FIX Adapter Configuration Tool (FACT) window displays the new configuration, as shown.

How to open an existing configuration

When FACT initializes, it automatically opens all of the configurations in the <root_drive>ttconfig directory. You can also manually open configurations located in other locations.

To open a TT FIX Adapter configuration:

  1. In the menu bar, click the (Open) icon.
  2. In the Open dialog box, navigate to the appropriate directory, select the configuration file, and click OK.

    The selected configuration opens, with the Global Settings pane visible.

How to modify a configuration

To modify a TT FIX Adapter configuration:

  1. In the Configurations Tree Navigation pane, select the TT FIX Adapter to update.
  2. Update the adapter settings and sessions as explained in the following sections.
  3. Click the (Save) icon.

How to save a configuration

To save a TT FIX Adapter configuration:

  1. In the Configurations Tree Navigation pane, select the TT FIX Adapter to save.
  2. Verify that all required fields contain valid values.
  3. In the menu bar, click the (Save) icon.

How to save all configurations

To save all TT FIX Adapter configurations:

  1. Verify that each configuration supplies values for all required fields.
  2. Update the adapter settings, gateways, and sessions as needed.
  3. In the menu bar, click the (Save All) icon.

How to clone a configuration

To clone a TT FIX Adapter configuration:

  1. In the Configurations Tree Navigation pane, right-click the name of the TT FIX Adapter to clone.
  2. From the context menu, select Clone Configuration.

    The Clone a FIX Adapter Configuration dialog appears, as shown.

  3. In the New Adapter Name field, enter a name for the new configuration, and click OK.

How to delete a configuration

To delete a TT FIX Adapter configuration:

  1. In the Configurations Tree Navigation pane, right-click the name of the configuration to delete.
  2. From the selected configuration’s context menu, select Delete Configuration.

  3. In the Delete Configuration File prompt box, click Yes.