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reqContractDetails via IBKR API

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API users can get contract details from the IBKR Reference database via the function  IBApi.EClient.reqContractDetails

Among some of the key parameters required to invoke this function are contracts conID, exchange and local (IBKR) symbols, and currency.

In case there are multiple matches for a contract in the IBKR database, users can narrow down the results with the help of the function IBApi::EWrapper::contractDetails.

Furthermore, as the script might take some time to run, consider narrowing the request down to the list of contract matches.  

In addition, quants should consult our GitHub Guide for exceptions and restrictions, such as coding parameters for fixed income returns or USD-denominated contracts:

Also, be sure to follow our API news channel for additional syntax samples and API updates.

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