Routing Rules Overview
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X_TRADER allows you to split a single order into multiple order portions across brokers or accounts. Use the Routing Rules window to create rules with pre-defined order portions.
You can access the Routing Rules window from the X_TRADER Control Panel | Settings menu | Routing Rules.
The Routing Rules window is shown below. Each row in the grid is referred to as a single routing rule.
The following table describes the fields found in the Routing Rules window.
|Rule Name||Name of the routing rule configuration||up to 32 ASCII characters|
When checked, enables the routing rule so that it is available in trading windows (e.g., Order Pane, MD Trader, Order Bar)
Note: This field will be disabled until all fields in the routing rule are correctly populated.
|Order Portion x|
Defines the order portions
Note: By default, three (3) sections named Order Portion 1, Order Portion 2, and Order Portion 3 are available. You can define up to ten (10) order portions. Select Add Order Portion from the right-click context menu to add an order portion.
|Broker (X_TRADER ASP) or Order GW (Non-X_TRADER ASP)|
The Broker or Order Gateway to use for the order portion
Note: Brokers are defined in TT User Setup. The Broker column is not displayed in a non-X_TRADER ASP environment. The Order GW column is not displayed in a X_TRADER ASP environment.
|<Blank>, available Brokers defined in TT User Setup (X_TRADER ASP, only), available order gateways (non-X_TRADER ASP)|
|Customer||Customer Profile to use for the order portion defined in the Customer Defaults window (e.g., Order GW, Account Number, etc.)||<Blank>,Customer Profile(s) set up in Customer Defaults, except for the <Default> customer|
The portion of the total order quantity to assign to the order portion, calculated as a ratio based on the sum of all the order portion values for the rule
Note: This is not a percentage, but you can enter values that look like a percentage
|<Blank> or positive integer from 1 to 999|
The type of orders to assign to the order portion: Both, Buys, or Sells
|Both, Buys, Sells|
Tip: By default, routing rules are stored in the ttdatfilesTTCONFIGRouting Rules folder. You can set another location using the Routing Rules section on the global properties Order Entry tab.
Note: X_TRADER creates a default Routing Rules file if the file is missing or appears to be corrupted. An error message is also written to the Audit Trail.