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Connection to the Interactive Brokers API using IbPy

Thanks to the library IbPy is very easy to access the Interactive Brokers API with Python and perform all the functionality it allows.

In this post I share a very basic use of it just for downloading the updated porftolio.

 

"""
This script will contain functions for accessing the IB API
"""
 
#===============================================================================
# LIBRARIES
#===============================================================================
from ib.opt import ibConnection, message
from time import sleep
 
#===============================================================================
# Class IB_API
#===============================================================================
class IB_API:
"""
This class will establish a connection to IB and group the different
operations
"""
def __init__(self):
"""
Connection to the IB API
"""
print "Calling connection"
# Creation of Connection class
self.connection = ibConnection()
# Register data handlers
self.connection.registerAll(self.process_messages)
# Connect
self.connection.connect()
 
def process_messages(self, msg):
"""
Function that indicates how to process each different message
"""
if msg.typeName == "updatePortfolio":
print msg
 
def get_account_updates(self):
"""
Call for updated portfolio information
"""
print "Calling Portfolio"
self.connection.reqAccountUpdates(1, '')
sleep(10)
 
if __name__ == '__main__':
ib = IB_API()
ib.get_account_updates()

 

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