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The Orders tab by default shows all orders in a data grid. The order grid can be filtered by account and also be toggled to show inactive / active orders.

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Order Grid

The order grid displays detailed information regarding the current day's orders. The grid is also active in that you can modify an order directly in it. The active order's State cell will be color coded for ease of use.

 

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1.Modify the Quantity of an order by double left clicking your mouse in the QTY field for the order you wish to modify.You can increase/decrease the Quantity of an order by pressing the up/down arrow or scrolling the mouse wheel up/down. Holding the CTRL key will modify the Quantity in multiples of 10.
2.Modify the Price of an order by double left clicking your mouse in the Limit or Stop field. You can increase/decrease the Price of an order by pressing the up/down arrow or scrolling the mouse wheel up/down. Holding the CTRL key down will modify the order by 10 ticks.
3.Cancel an order by pressing on the "X" button.

 

Columns can be re-ordered and re-sized at will, and individual columns can be enabled or disabled via the Properties window accessible in the Orders grid's Right-Click menu. The following columns are displayed in the Orders grid by default:

 

Instrument

The instrument on which the order is placed

Action

Indicates whether the order is a Buy or a Sell

Type

The order type

Quantity

The quantity of the order

Limit

The limit price, if applicable. This column will display a zero for order types other than Limit or Stop Limit.

Stop

The Stop price, if applicable. This column will display a zero for order types other than Stop Market, Stop Limit, or Market if Touched.

State

The current order state. See the Order State Definitions page for a complete list of possible states and their definitions.

Filled

The quantity filled on a part-filled or fully-filled order

Avg. Price

The average fill price of a filled order. This column will display a zero for unfilled orders

Remaining

The quantity remaining on a part-filled order

Name

The name of an order placed by an ATM or NinjaScript strategy. This column will be blank for orders submitted manually without an ATM strategy.

Strategy

The name of the ATM or NinjaScript strategy which submitted the order. This column will be blank for orders submitted manually without an ATM strategy.

OCO

The One-Cancels-Other (OCO) identifier of the order, if applicable.

TIF

The Time-in-Force (TIF) setting applied to the order. Possible values are DAY, GTC (Good Till Cancelled), and GTD (Good Till Date)

Account Display Name

The Display Name of the account to which the order is submitted

ID

The NinjaTrader Order ID of the related order

Time

The time at which the order was submitted

Cancel

Contains buttons which can be used to cancel resting orders.

 

The following additional columns can be applied through the grid's Properties window:

 

Price

The price at which the order will be triggered. For Stop Limit orders, "Price" represents the order's Stop Price

Increase

Contains buttons which can be used to increase the price of an active resting order

Decrease

Contains buttons which can be used to decrease the price of an active resting order

Account Name

The "Account Name" -- not to be confused with the "Account Display Name." These two can differ for live brokerage accounts, and the "Account Display Name" tends to be more descriptive.

 

 

Right Click Menu

Right mouse clicking within the orders grid opens the following menu:

 

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Cancel Order

Cancels the selected order

Increase Price

Increases the price of the order by 1 tick

Decrease Price

Decreases the price of the order by 1 tick

Cancel All Orders

Cancels all working orders

Filter By Account

Filters orders by selected account

Filter Orders

Filters shown orders, possible choices are -

 

None (show all orders)
Active Orders
Filled Orders
Rejected Orders

Always On Top

Sets if the window will be always on top of other windows

Show Tabs

Sets if the window should allow for tabs

Export...

Exports the grid contents to "CSV" or "Excel" file format

Find...

Search for a term in the grid

Print

Select to print either the window or the order grid area.

Share

Select to share via your share connections.

Properties

Configure orders tab properties

 

Tip

You can have multiple order grid tabs open at once, this gives you the ability to have multiple order grids visible open and have each one filtering for a different account. This gives you the flexibility to setup an orders grid for each account you have for example so you can keep them totally separate.

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Orders Tab Properties

General


Filter by account

Filters orders by selected account

Filter orders

Filters shown orders, possible choices are -

 

None (show all orders)
Active Orders
Filled Orders
Rejected Orders

Grid font

Sets the font for the order grid

Tab name

Sets the tab name

Colors


Order - limit

Sets the color used for background of the State column for working limit orders

Order - MIT

Sets the color used for background of the State column for working MIT orders

Order - profit target

Sets the color used for background of the State column for working ATM profit target orders

Order - stop limit

Sets the color used for background of the State column for working stop-limit orders

Order - stop loss

Sets the color used for background of the State column for working ATM stop loss orders

Order - stop-market

Sets the color used for background of the State column for working stop-market orders

Columns

Sets that columns are enabled or disabled in the order grid.

 

How to preset property defaults

Once you have your properties set to your preference, you can left mouse click on the "preset" text located in the bottom right of the properties dialog. Selecting the option "save" will save these settings as the default settings used every time you open a new window/tab.

 

If you change your settings and later wish to go back to the original factory settings, you can left mouse click on the preset text and select the option to restore to return to the original factory settings - please note though that you cannot save a custom default to restore to.

 

Note: A number of pre-defined variables can be used in the "Tab Name" field. For more information, see the "Tab Name Variables" section of the Using Tabs page.