ILX Data

ILX Systems is a leading provider of integrated, online financial information systems and services to securities firms, banks, asset managers, corporations, and individual investors. Dataworks Enterprise incorporates Real-Time data and News from both ILX and GlobalTOPIC data Feeds.

The ILX Dataworks Enterprise source can be configured to supply data from either an ILX Stream or Stream Plus server. (For more information on these products see ILX Data Feed Products.)

The ILX Stream server supplies numerous services, of which there are both dynamic (eg exchange ticker feeds) and also static database style services.  The majority of the static services are provided by the ILX Direct server on which the Stream Plus server is based.  (ILX Stream Plus is a variant of the ILX Stream server which delivers dynamic data in a broadcast fashion.)

For detailed information on the services available within the underlying ILX feeds please contact ILX Systems 'New Business Development' group.  (For all non-trivial use of the Dataworks Enterprise ILX feed, and use of ILX Direct database services in particular, we recommend that you refer to the Programmer's Guides for ILX Direct and ILX Stream, available from ILX Systems.)

Dataworks Enterprise permissioning system may be used to comply with exchange licensing and other restrictions controlling usage of ILX data.  Please contact Dataworks Enterprise support  for more information.

Dataworks Enterprise Component

Dataworks Enterprise delivers ILX data using the ILXHdlr feed handler. 

Support

For details about Dataworks Enterprise' ILX Handler please see the ILXHdlr data sheet. 

For queries regarding the underlying data please contact ILX support.

Configuration

Installing the ILX Handler involves setting up access to either an ILX Stream or Stream Plus server.

Full details regarding configuration can be found in the ILXHdlr.dat configuration file.

Request Syntax

Outlined below is a brief description of the request syntax used by Dataworks Enterprise' ILX Handler to expose the features of the underlying ILX Stream/Stream Plus feeds. 

SIMPLE INSTRUMENTS:

Simple securities can be requested by simply passing in the instuments symbol

eg:
CSCO
MSFT-O

HISTORY:

History can be obtained by requesting the instuments symbol with the following additional parameters:

SERVICE=HISTORY
INTERVAL=T|D|W|M

followed by any additional parameters required by the ILX service
eg:

CSCO SERVICE=HISTORY INTERVAL=D

(Note that the ILX service used will be INTERMEDIATE_CHART_TS when INTERVAL=T is specified or  INTERMEDIATE_CHART_HISTORY otherwise)

NEWS:

ILX News is automatically ingested to Dataworks Enterprise News Server via the 'ILXNews Handler'.  However, where direct access to the news feed is required, you may subscribe to Streaming News headlines using the HEADLINE request like so:

HEADLINE SOURCE={ILX_news_source_name}

eg:

HEADLINE SOURCE=RTH
EXTENDED SYMBOLOGY:

Other ILX DIRECT services are accessible as follows:
Symbol names beginning '?{SERVICENAME}' are treated as a simple ILX direct query to the specified service followed by appropriate parameters
eg:

?GLOBAL_NEWS SYMBOL=MSFT DATE=-1

becomes an ILX Direct query like so:

select * from GLOBAL_NEWS where SYMBOL=MSFT and DATE=-1
OTHER FEATURES:
To monitor Exchange Control Messages use:
EXCHANGECONTROL
To obtain a list of ILX services use:
SERVICES

(Note that some services, such as subcription services, are not directly requestable from the handler for security reasons)

To get the syntax for a specific ILX service use:

?SERVICE_SPECS SERVICE_NAME=service_name

eg

?SERVICE_SPECS SERVICE_NAME=AFX_ASIA

To get simple statistics use:

_stats

To get this text use:
_help