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    Symbol map differences between NT7 and NT8

    Hello,

    I noticed that in NT7 the symbol mapping of FOREX instruments is different than in NT8. As an example in NT7 the symbol is EUR.USD while in NT8 is EUR.USD||||USD. Why this difference? Do I have to take into account when coding?

    #2
    Hello guillembm,

    Thank you for your note.

    In general, scripts are not compatible between NT7 and NT8.

    If you would like more information on how they would differ or how to address this subject specfically, please let me know and I'll have a member of our scripting support team reach out to assist further.

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      #3
      Hello,

      maybe you misunderstood me but I am not asking about scripts. It's about symbol maps. Why in NT7 the symbol map is EUR.USD and in NT8 is EUR.USD||||USD? There is a point I didn't comment, I am talking about Interactive Brokers symbols.

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        #4
        Hello guillembm,

        Thank you for the clarification.

        This difference between the symbol mappings in the two platforms is due to the way the currency is calculated for P&L in the platforms.

        NT7 requires you to also subscribe to the Forex pair that exchanges the base currency for your account currency, or P&L is not correctly calculated.

        (For example: if you trade EURJPY, this means EURO is the base currency)

        In NT7, profit and loss is now shown on Euro, unless you also chart the USDEUR, then NT7 can use that information to show you the P&L in USD.

        In NT8, the "piping" symbol mapping for IB allows you to select the currency you want to see the P&L in which is set to USD by default.

        Please let us know if we may assist further.

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          #5
          Then, if I want in NT8 the P&L to be displayed always in EURO I have to add to all symbol maps ||||EUR but this won't change the way the currency pair is traded with IB. Am I wrong?

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            #6
            Hello guillembm,

            Thank you for your note.

            Yes, that is correct.

            Let us know if any further questions come up.

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