Stock Option Roots

R. Todd Gafford -

This sample allows one to specify a symbol to retrieve all available stock option roots for a given stock. This information can then be used to set the underlyer in the OptionMonthSample, or the QuoteChainSample. There is a link to download the sample at the end of this article.

Before you run this sample, you need to have 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 from a command line, go to the folder in which you unzipped the sample (see attachment below) and enter the following command:

> StockOptionRootSample.exe[-h <host>] -u <username> -p <password> [-s <symbol>]
$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./
$ chmod a+x StockOptionRootSample
$ ./StockOptionRootSample [-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>

is a comma separated list of symbols for which to make a stock option root request. For example: IBM,GE,WFM

Note: If you do not enter a value for <host> or <symbols> the sample will user default values.

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