PPro8 History Log

Use the PPro8 History Log window to look up order activities and trade history.

Open the History Log window

1. On the PPro8 toolbar, click HistoryLog.

2. The History Log window appears.

History Log window components

The History Log window contains two sub-tabs: Order Log and Trade List.

Order Log

Use the Order Log window to view the order log for orders placed on the current trade date.

  • Right-click anywhere in the Order Log window, whether in the Limit OrdersActivity Log, or Script Orders section. The shortcut menu appears with the following options:
    • Copy Cell to Clipboard: copy the content in any cell to clipboard.
    • Copy Row to Clipboard: copy the selected row of data to clipboard.
    • Order Log Customization Dialog: open the Order Log Customization window.
    • Print Activity Log: print the activity log.
    • Export Activity Log: export the activity log to CSV file format, which can then be imported in Excel for further review and analysis.

The Order Log window has three components: Limit Orders, Activity Log, and Script Orders.

i. Limit Orders: view limit orders pending execution.

  • Sym (Symbol): the symbol of the order
  • OrdPx (Price Order): the accepted price of the order
  • Side (Side Execution): the side of the order—either bid, offer, or short offer
  • GwName (Gateway): the gateway where the order was sent
  • FilSz (Size Filled): the number of shares the order was filled for
  • OpnSz (Size Open): the order size currently accepted on the market
  • Destination: the destination for the order
  • OrdrSt (State): the current status of the order—accepted, pending, partially filled, or other
  • MktTime (Market Time): the local market time when the order was sent
  • LstEvnt (Last Event): the last event that happened to the order—accepted, rejected, canceled, or other
  • OrdSz (Size Order): the order size sent to the market
  • AutoCn (Auto Cancel): you can toggle whether or not to allow autocancel on filled or partially filled orders
  • OrdrId (Order ID): the auto-generated order ID that uniquely identifies the order
  • Market (Market Name): the name of the market where the order was sent
  • ClntTime (Client Time): the time when the order was sent from the client
  • Info (Information): other information about the order
  • OrdCls (Order Class): the name of the order from Keyboard Setup
  • ViaApi (Order sent via API): whether the order was sent via PProAPI—Yes or No

ii. Activity Log: view all order activities (orders sent, filled, partially filled, canceled, or rejected).

  • Sym (Symbol): the symbol of the order
  • OrdPx (Price Order): the price of the order
  • GWName (Gateway): the gateway where the order was sent
  • ExecPx (Price Execution): the price at which the order was executed
  • ExecSz (Size Execution): the size at which the order was executed
  • Side (Side Execution): the side at which the order was executed
  • OrdSz (Size Order): the order size on the market
  • FilSz (Size Filled): the number of shares the order was filled for
  • OpnSz (Size Open): the order size currently accepted on the market
  • OrdrSt (State): the state of the order
  • LstEvnt (Last Event): the last event that happened to the order—accepted, rejected, canceled, or other
  • Destination: the destination for the order
  • Market (Market Name): the name of the market for the order
  • MktTime (Market Time): the local market time of the order
  • ClntTime (Client Time): the time of the order in the client
  • OrdrId (Order ID): the auto-generated order ID that uniquely identifies the order
  • Info (Information): other information about the order, such as liquidity flags and tags
  • OrdCls (Order Class): the name of the order from Keyboard Setup
  • ViaApi: ViaApi (Order sent via API): whether the order was sent via PProAPI—Yes or No

iii. Script Orders: view all script order activities.

  • CltTime (Client Time): the time of the script order on the client side
  • SrvTm (Server Time): the time of the script order at the script server
  • St (State): the current status of the script order—accepted, pending, partially filled, or other
  • Id (ScriptID): the auto-generated script order ID that uniquely identifies the order
  • Type (Script Type): the type of script order—stop, flatten, cancel, or other
  • Desc (Description): descriptive information about the script order
  • Info (Script Info): other information about the script order, such as whether is was run successfully
  • OffId (Office ID): the office ID where the script order originated

Trade List

Use the Trade List window to view trade execution history for the current trade date.

  • Sym (Symbol): the symbol of the trade
  • ExSide (Side): the side of the trade
  • Px (Price): the price of the trade
  • Share: the number of shares
  • GwName (Gateway): the name of the gateway
  • OrdSt (State): the state of the trade
  • GwFee (Gateway Fee): the gateway fee
  • ActFee (Activity Fee): the activity fee
  • ExecFee (Execution Fee): the execution fee
  • ClrFee (Clearing Fee): the clearing fee
  • Time (Execution Time): the execution time of the trade
  • Order# (Order Id): the auto-generated order number that uniquely identifies the trade (same as Order ID)
  • LiqFlag (Liquidity Flag): the liquidity flag and tags
  • GrossPL (Gross): the gross Profit and Loss
  • NetPnL (Net): the net Profit and Loss
  • PerPL (Net Per Share): Profit and Loss per share
  • RegFee (Regulatory Fees): the regulatory fees
  • Mkt (Market): the market
  • Rg (Region): the region
  • Destination: the destination
  • ExDate (Date): the date of execution
  • Info (Information): other information about the order, such as liquidity flags and tags
  • Cy (Currency): the currency

Note: the foreground and background colors in each row are customizable for all order states: Buy, Sell, Short Sell, Reject, Cancel, and Error.

Note: orders rejected by PPro8 due to pre-trade checks appear as errors.

Use Cancel Replace function

Use this function to maintain your current limit order's price and time priority, while you have an opportunity to reduce its size.

Note: before you can use this function, your order must first be accepted.

1. Click a row in the Limit Orders section to select it, right-click the row to open the shortcut menu, and then click Cancel Replace. Or, click a row, and then press Ctrl + R.

2. The Cancel Replace window appears.

3. Type or click the replace size, and then click OK.

Note: it is only possible to set a smaller replace size (lower number of shares). The order number cannot be edited, and it is not possible to reduce below Lot Size value.

4. The cancel replace order is sent.

Use Cancel and Send as New Order function

Use this function to modify all aspects of the order while it loses price and time priority. This creates an entirely new order.

1. Click a row in the Limit Orders section to select it, right-click the row to open the shortcut menu, and then click Cancel and Send as New Order. Or, click a row, and then press Ctrl + N.

2. The floating Order Edit Box appears.

Note: the window title includes the symbol name, function (in this case, canceling), and order number for your reference.

3. Type or click the parameters (Gateway, Side, Destination, Order Type, Reference Side, Limit Price, Shares, TIF, Reserve, Display Size, and Minimum Size) you want to set for the new order.

4. Click Execute, or press Enter.

5. The original order is canceled and the new order is sent.

Set AutoCancel options

Use the AutoCancel options to automatically cancel the order while it gets filled.

1. Click a row in the Limit Orders section to select it.

2. Right-click the row to open the shortcut menu.

3. Click Set AutoCancel on Fill to automatically cancel the order when it's filled. Or, click a row, and then press Ctrl + 1.

4. Click Set AutoCancel on PartialFill to automatically cancel the order when it's partially filled. Or, click a row, and then press Ctrl + 2.

5. Click Set AutoCancel off to turn off automatic cancels. Or, click a row, and then press Ctrl + 3.

6. The AutoCancel options are set.

History Log Customization

Order Log Customization

 

To make changes to the Order Log settings, right-click anywhere in the blank space of the Order Log, and then click Order Log Customization Dialog or press Ctrl + O, to open the Order Log Customization window. This window displays four tabs on the left: Options, Columns, Colors, and Fonts.

Options

Use the Options window to set the options for the Order Log.

  • Click the Options tab to open the Options window.

Hide an item from the Order Log

1. In the Options window, click an item in the Selected items list.

2. Click the left arrow to move the item to the Unselected items list.

3. Click OK.

4. The item is hidden from the Order Log.

Show an item in the Order Log

1. In the Options window, click an item in the Unselected items list.

2. Click the right arrow to move the item to the Selected items list.

3. Click OK.

4. The item appears in the Order Log.

Hide Scroll Bars, Grid Lines, or Header

1. In the Options window, clear the check box(es) for the Scroll Bars, Grid Lines, or Header option.

2. Click OK.

3. The item(s) are hidden from the Order Log.

Show Scroll Bars, Grid Lines, or Header

1. In the Options window, select the check box(es) for the Scroll Bars, Grid Lines, or Header option.

2. Click OK.

3. The item(s) appear in the Order Log.

1. In the Options window, select the check box for the Link window to group number option.

2. In the value field, type or click a number.

3. Click OK.

4. The History Log is linked to a group of windows by number.

Columns

Use the Columns window to manage the columns that appear in the Limit Orders, Activity Log, and Script Order windows.

  • Click the Columns tab to open the Columns window.

Limit Orders columns

Use the Limit Orders columns window to set the order in which limit order items appear in the Order Log.

1. Click an item in the Selected items list.

2. Click Up or Down.

3. Click OK.

4. The item is moved in the Limit Orders section.

Activity Log columns

Use the Activity Log columns window to set the order in which activity log items appear in the Order Log.

1. Click an item in the Selected items list.

2. Click Up or Down.

3. Click OK.

4. The item is moved in the Activity Log section.

Script Orders columns

Use the Script Orders columns window to set the order in which script order items appear in the Order Log.

1. Click an item in the Selected Items list.

2. Click Up or Down.

3. Click OK.

4. The item is moved in the Script Orders section.

Colors

Use the Colors window to set the colors for gateways and pending symbols in the Order Log.

  • Click the Colors tab to open the Colors window.

Gateway Colors

Use the Gateway Colors section to set the background and foreground colors for the various gateways and order states.

1. In the Colors window, under Gateway Colors, click a gateway.

2. Double-click a color box.

3. The Color Selector window appears. Click a color, and then click OK.

4. The color is set for the gateway and order status.

Partial Fill Colors

  • Select the Color Partial Filled check box to color partial fills.

Fonts

Use the Fonts window to set the overall font for the Order Log.

  • Click the Fonts tab to open the Fonts window.

Set a font for the Order Log

1. In the Fonts window, click Set Font.

2. The Select Font window appears.

3. Click the font, font styles, size, effects, and writing system you want to set.

4. Click OK.

5. In the Order Log Customization window, click OK.

6. The new font is set.

Sounds

Use the Sounds window to set a sound alert for fills by symbol.

  • Click the Sounds tab to open the SoundsConfiguration window.

Set a sound alert for a symbol

1. In the SoundsConfiguration window, click New.

2. A new row appears.

3. Type a symbol, click a trigger type (On Fill or On Part Fill), and select a sound file.

Note: to set a sound alert for all symbols, type *.* in the symbol field. To set a sound alert for a market, e.g., Nasdaq, type *.NQ.

4. Click OK.

5. The sound alert for the symbol is set.

Trade List Customization

To make changes to the Trade List settings, right-click anywhere in the blank space of the Trade List, and then click Trade List Customization Dialog or press Ctrl + T, to open the Trade List Customization window. This window displays four tabs on the left: Options, Columns, Colors, and Fonts.

Options

Use the Options window to set the options for the Trade List.

  • Click the Options tab to open the Options window.

Hide an item from the Trade List

1. In the Options window, clear the check box for an item that appears in the Trade List.

2. Click OK.

3. The item is hidden from the Trade List.

Show an item in the Trade List

1. In the Options window, select the check box for an item that is hidden from the Trade List.

2. Click OK.

3. The item appears in the Trade List.

Columns

Use the Columns window to manage the columns that appear in the Trade List.

  • Click the Columns tab to open the Columns window.

Hide a column from the Trade List

1. Click an item in the Selected items list.

2. Click the left arrow to move the item to the Unselected items list.

3. Click OK.

4. The column is hidden from the Trade List.

Show a column in the Trade List

1. Click an item in the Unselected items list.

2. Click the right arrow to move the item to the Selected items list.

3. The column appears in the Trade List.

Colors

Use the Colors window to set the foreground, background, gridline, and Header colors for the Trade List.

  • Click the Colors tab to open the Colors window.

1. In the Colors window, double-click a color box.

2. The Color selector window appears. Click a color, and then click OK.

3. The color for the Trade List is set.

Fonts

Use the Fonts window to set the overall font for the Trade List.

  • Click the Fonts tab to open the Fonts window.

Set a font for the Trade List

1. In the Fonts window, click Set Font.

2. The Select Font window appears.

3. Click the font, font styles, size, effects, and writing system you want to set.

4. Click OK.

5. In the Trade List Customization window, click OK.

6. The new font is set.

Alignment Editor and Filter Option

Use the Alignment Editor and Filter Option to align columns to the left, center, or right, and to set a filter for the History Log window.

Align a column and activate a filter in the History Log window

1. Right-click a column heading, such as SymbolMarketNamePriceOrderSideStateSizeOrderSizeFilledSizeOpenGatewayDestinationAutoCancelOrderID or ViaApi in the Limit Orders section, or ClientTimeServerTimeStateScriptID, or ScriptType in the Script Order section, in the History Log window.

2. The Alignment Editor and Filter Option appear.

3. In the Alignment section, click LeftCenter, or Right to align the column left, center, or right.

4. Click Activate filter for Symbol to set the filter option.

5. Click a filter parameter option, type a value or values, and double-click the color boxes to set colors for the filter.

6. Click OK.

7. The column is aligned and the filter is activated for the column.

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