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Customizing Exchange Announcements

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The Audit Trail window displays all announcements released by the exchanges, including host activity, busted trades, and pre/post, opening/closing product activity.

Each announcement details the:

  • Time issued (exchange time)
  • Time received (local time)
  • Exchange name
  • Severity
  • Announcement text

Tip: If you are using Audit Trail filters, open two Audit Trail windows to ensure receipt of all exchange and gateway announcements. Use one Audit Trail window to display order-related data with the desired filters. Set the Status column filter for the second Audit Trail window to capture alerts (ALERT) and general information (INFO).

Follow these procedures to customize how you receive exchange announcements:

To display INFO messages by exchange:

  1. From the Control Panel, click the Settings menu and choose Properties.
  2. Click the Audit Trail tab.
  3. Click to select the Process and display INFO messages property.
  4. Click the Exchanges button.
  5. Click to select the checkbox next to the exchanges for which you want to view INFO messages.
  6. Click OK.

To associate a sound file with exchange announcements:

  1. From the Control Panel, click the Settings menu and choose Properties.
  2. Click theSounds tab.
  3. Under the Events column, double-click the Exchange Announce event.
  4. In the Associated Sounds column, double-click <None>.

The Associated Sounds column is editable.

  1. Click the icon to locate the sound file you want to use as your alert.
  2. If necessary, navigate to the location where the sound files are located. (In most X_TRADER installations this is in the following folder: <root drive>:ttSounds)
  3. Highlight the file and click Open.

The new sound name and path displays next to the selected event.

  1. To test the sound, click Test.
  2. Click Apply and then OK to exit.