Creating Own signal id DOES NOT work

Using Signal Entry API from Excel…



I tried many times today to get my systems to accept my own unique signal id. Every time it did not work and I was given some other signal id.



I need my own unique signal id’s, because I am having trouble mapping the xml from the trade order into excel. Using “showdetails” I can get all the info I need, but I am unable to get the actual signal id to find out the cost basis of my trade!!!



(Initially I didn’t care about using my own signal id’s, because I was getting the signal id fine. But I then put in “excel=1” to stop the duplicate orders. Since I put that in I have been unable to pull it from the xml)



Here is some example order I wrote to create my own signal ids. Never worked once. Tried all sorts of ids.



http://www.collective2.com/cgi-perl/signal.mpl?cmd=signal&systemid=83721005&pw=petert&instrument=stock&action=BTO&quant=5&symbol=SPY&duration=GTC&signalid=9001&excel=1