FIX Transport - Session details

When you configure the FIX transport, you must provide the basic connection information. You can do so by using the Session page of the FIX Connection window.

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Table 1. Fields for the Session page
Field Description
Type Defines whether the session acts as an initiator (client) or acceptor (server).
Connection timeout Specify the timeout period (in seconds) for the message to be sent to the server or select indefinite. The default value is 15 seconds.
Host The host name or IP address of the server to which the initiator connects (only available for client sessions).
Port The port to use when you connect to a session (client) or for listening to incoming connections (server).
SenderCompID The component ID of the sender for this FIX session. This ID typically identifies an organization.
TargetCompID The component ID of the target for this FIX session. This ID typically identifies an organization.
SenderSubID The specific ID of the sender for this FIX session. This ID typically identifies an individual desk or trader.
TargetSubID The specific ID of the target for this FIX session. This ID typically identifies an individual desk or trader.
SenderLocationID The location ID of the sender for this FIX session. This ID typically identifies a geographic location, desk, or trader.
TargetLocationID The location ID of the target for this FIX session. This ID typically identifies a geographic location, desk, or trader.
FIX version The FIX version to use for this session.
Custom Dictionaries Two custom dictionaries are available:
Application
For all FIX versions, the path to an XML definition file to use for validating incoming FIX messages. If no file is supplied, only basic message validation is done. Click Browse to locate and select a valid XML data dictionary file.
Transport
This field is not currently used.
Reset sequence numbers on logon Determines whether sequence numbers are to be reset before sending or receiving a logon request. For more information, see Sequence numbers.
Heartbeat interval The interval, in seconds, between messages sent during periods of inactivity.
Present Admin Messages All application messages are propagated to stubs and tests. It is possible to configure that the following admin messages are also presented.
Logon (A)
The Logon message (FIX MsgType = A) is used to send a logon message from the FIX initiator, and by the acceptor to respond to a logon request.
Reject (3)
The Reject message (FIX MsgType = 3) is used when a FIX message is received but cannot be processed because of a session-level rule violation as defined by the FIX specification.
Logout (5)
The Logout message (FIX MsgType = 5) is used to terminate or close any FIX session.
For more information about using the FIX Admin Messages, see Using FIX Admin Messages.
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