User Guide


Import with BrokerConnect

brokerConnect Import
1. Single-Stock Futures not supported:
The optionsXpress API mislabels all futures trades as ""SSF Trades" (Single-Stock Futures) therefore there is no way for TradeLog to know whether a trade is a single-stock future or a regular futures trade. Tradelog imports SSF Trades as futures and it is up to the user to edit any SSF trades and change the Type/Mult field from FUT-xxx to SSF-xxx.
2. In order for you to be able  to import via brokerConnect you must enable the API in your optionsXpress user profile.
To do this click on the Account tab and select Profile:
Then click on the Trading & Web Site Preferences tab
and check the Site Access Via Software / XML API  Enabled checkbox:
Click the Save Changes button and your account is now set up for API importing into TradeLog.
General Procedure:
  • Run TradeLog and click on the optionsXpress Imp button.
  • A popup dialog box will ask whether you want to import using brokerConnect or to import from the Web. Click YES to import using brokerConnect.
    Note: If you already selected a default method of importing when creating your file, this box will not appear. Please move on to the next step.
  •  A popup dialog box allows you to enter your User Name and Password.
    The From date pick box shows the from date that will be used for this import. You can use the default date or if you want to import starting from a specific date you can select the date from the drop down calendar.
    The default import date range is Max. However, if you want to import one month at a time, select the 1 Month radio button.
    Clicking on the Timeout button allows you to increase the time TradeLog will wait for a response. This may be necessary if you have a slow internet connection.
    This information gets encrypted and is stored in your TradeLog data file. It only needs to be entered once for each brokerage account.
    The next time you click the optionsXpress Imp button your information will be displayed in the box and you simply click the OK button to continue.
  • Click OK and TradeLog will connect to the optionsXpress web site to get your most current trade information.
  • All of your trades will be imported and matched.