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Author Topic: Maximum Symbol Length (4 messages, Page 1 of 1)

quickTick
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Posted: Dec 1, 2015 11:42 PM          Msg. 1 of 4
There is some doc that a stock symbol has max 5 characters, but there can be extensions, and additionally the options are much longer. I couldn't find anything on the overall maximum symbol length. Is it defined? If not, is there a practical upper limit that I can assume?

DTN_Tim Walter
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Posted: Dec 2, 2015 05:27 AM          Msg. 2 of 4
I ran a check and we have one index that is 22 characters long. I was surprised to find it as was long as it is, but somewhere around that mark should work for you.

Tim

quickTick
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Posted: Dec 2, 2015 03:56 PM          Msg. 3 of 4
Thank you, that's useful info!

quickTick
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Posted: Dec 11, 2015 02:29 AM          Msg. 4 of 4
FYI, specifically for historical requests the docu states symbols are "Max Length 30 characters"
 

 

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