You’re going to want to open Interactive Brokers trader workstation as normal. Then head over to edit>Global Configuration and check that first box.
Enable ActiveX and Socket Clients
The next thing you’ll want to download is the API’s found here – http://interactivebrokers.github.io/
Next, open the command prompt as an administrator and switch directories where you installed it.
python setup.py install
You will see this if it is completed successfully
Installed c:\program files\python39\lib\site-packages\ibapi-9.76.1-py3.9.egg
Processing dependencies for ibapi==9.76.1
Finished processing dependencies for ibapi==9.76.1
I use IntelliJ to to test I’m going to run a simple command
You can see it ran successfully.
So let’s test a little further.
I’m going to run the following Python code
from ibapi.client import EClient
from ibapi.wrapper import EWrapper
class IBapi(EWrapper, EClient):
app = IBapi()
app.connect('172.16.105.5', 7496, 123)
This shows it was successful
“C:\Program Files\Python39\python.exe” “G:/My Drive/IdeaProjects/interactive_brokers/interactive_brokers_api_test.py”
ERROR -1 2104 Market data farm connection is OK:usfarm.nj
ERROR -1 2104 Market data farm connection is OK:cashfarm
ERROR -1 2104 Market data farm connection is OK:usfarm
ERROR -1 2106 HMDS data farm connection is OK:euhmds
ERROR -1 2106 HMDS data farm connection is OK:fundfarm
ERROR -1 2106 HMDS data farm connection is OK:ushmds
ERROR -1 2158 Sec-def data farm connection is OK:secdefnj