BookMap - R|Trader Pro Connection Guide

BookMap - R|Trader Pro Connection Guide

Please find the instructions below when connecting BookMap into the R|Trader Pro gateway.  

Video Tutorial on the connection process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2lx45GErzQ

More information on the new Rithmic Trader Pro Gateway can be found here: Rithmic CME Market Data Subscription Fees
  1. Use the new R|Trader Pro plug-in to connect to third-party software. If you have not already downloaded R|Trader Pro you can do so from the following: R|Trader Pro Download Link

    1. This step is required for the new connectivity option.  R|Trader Pro must be running on your computer for this connection to work.  Instructions for RTrader can be found here: Rithmic CME Market Data Subscription Fees

    2. When running R | Trader Pro, you must access the Advanced settings and enable market data and plug-in access. This allows BookMap to connect to R Trader Pro gateway. 

    3. For example, if your broker sets up your account with a limit of 1 market data connection and 3 orders connections, this means you can run R | Trader Pro plus 2 instances of BookMap simultaneously on the same machine using only 1 market data connection. Collectively there are three orders connections active for execution purposes but only a single market data connection shared by the three running apps.
  2. When running R | Trader Pro, you must access the Advanced settings and enable market data and plug-in access. This allows BookMap to connect to R Trader Pro gateway.

  3. Once you have R | Trader Pro running and have enabled market data and plug-ins in the Advanced settings then you can startup BookMap.
  4. Once open, choose "External data/Trading through your brokerage account (real or simulated)" if connecting to the R|Trader Pro platform.

  5.  Launch Bookmap and press the “Connection”->” Configure”.

  6. Press the “ADD CONNECTION” button and select “Rithmic”.


  7. Make sure the “Plugin mode” is checked, enter credentials and choose the System. Press “OK”. 

  8. Click the "Connections" dropdown and choose the connection you just created.

  9. Subscribe to your Rithmic symbol and you are done! 
R | Trader™ is Rithmic’s front end trading and real-time risk management user interface. You can view quotes, trades, market depth and option strikes in real-time. You can place, modify and cancel orders, and view order history, performance, positions and risk limits. R | Trader™ supports trailing stops, brackets, OCOs and group orders. R | Trader Pro™ adds charting features and a real-time interface to and from Microsoft Office Excel and supports single login connectivity for advanced charting/trading via Investor/RT.

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