How to find correct IB (Interactive Brokers) symbol?

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asked May 24, 2017 in Data sources by admin (9,260 points)
I tried to enter an stock/future/fund/option symbol but I am getting incorrect contract specification error.

How to find correct IB (Interactive Brokers) symbol to use?

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answered May 24, 2017 by admin (9,260 points)
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In order to find correct IB symbol using TWS (Traders Workstation):

Enter desired symbol in TWS, then click on the line with right mouse button and select Contract Info->Description menu. You will see the following window:


Now simply use the information from this window to build correct AmiBroker symbol as shown in the picture

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