R. Todd Gafford -

This sample demonstrates methods for requesting and processing depth information about a symbol. There is a link to download the sample at the end of this article. 

Before you run the sample, you need to have the following:

  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8 or higher
  • A current Interactive Data client account. If you do not yet have an account, click here to find out about setting up a trial.

To run the sample executable jar from a command line, go to the folder in which you unzipped the sample (see attachment below) and enter the following command:

>java -cp .;JStandardSamples.jar;lib/* MarketDepthManager.GetDepthInfoSample.Main 
                                             [-h <host>] -u <username> -p <password> [-s <symbol>]
$ java -cp .:JStandardSamples.jar:lib/* MarketDepthManager.GetDepthInfoSample.Main 
                                             [-h <host>] -u <username> -p <password> [-s <symbol>]


Argument Value Description
-h <host> is the address to use to connect to the Interactive Data Consolidated Feed Network.
-u <username> is the username for your client (required field)
-p <password> is the password for your client (required field)
-s <symbols> The symbol, or symbols, to use for making the Market Depth request. A single instrument may be entered, or a comma separated list of symbols. Symbols that include a space must be enclosed in quotes. For example:

-s "CL #F"

Multiple symbols must be separated by commas with no spaces. If one of the symbols contains a space, the entire list must be enclosed in quotes. Here are two examples:


-s "IBM,CL #F,WFM"

Note: If you do not enter a value for <host>, or <symbols> the values listed in the
file will be used 

<username> and <password> must be entered at the command line.