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Integration Services: Development Tools

We offer a number of development tools that, when combined in a custom solution right for you, make it easy to create your own monitoring, analysis or trading application or web tools - the custom applications that spell success for your business.

APIs

Interactive Data offers APIs that may be used to develop applications that reside on the end user's workstation or on a server. The APIs provide the ability to connect to the Interactive Data network for authentication and data retrieval.

Standard API
Our Standard API provides third party development groups or corporations with a way to access the full set of functions for requesting and processing raw data from our suite of data servers. The Standard API supports development, using:

  • C / C++
  • Java

Other Tools

A scripting language for developing studies and spreadsheet applications (such as DDE, RTD and QLink) is available to round out our API and provide a quick, production-ready solution.

EFS - A Formula Scripting Language
EFS is an extended version of JavaScript 1.5 with custom extensions that give the user specific control over our advanced charting. These extensions allow users to access the chart data and develop custom indicators and back testing strategies.

Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), Real-Time Data (RTD) and QLink
Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) and Real-Time Data (RTD) are add-on services that make it quick and simple to download real-time, streaming data into your Excel worksheets. You can then perform further analysis suited to your market and your strategies for trading that market.

QLink works with DDE and RTD and comes with a toolbar that automatically integrates with Excel, so you can easily access the many different customizable request types. This feature makes time historical bar data available, as well as Time & Sales information, through a DDE or RTD interface.

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