Cbot , ym or mym?

hi,

anyone with Interactive brokers knows the future symbols have changed recently.
I haven't used IB data in a while but was trying to get it going, having trouble with ym or mym.
CME and COMEX, seem to work ( "MESH3-CME-FUT " works for micro mini , for example )
but CBOT still havent figured it out.
anyone get YM or MYM to work?

thanks

Hi,
As usual answer is in the doc, and the forum too.
https://www.amibroker.com/guide/h_ib.html

The only change is the symbol exchange, ECBOT has been replaced by CBOT.
Note that for CBOT tickers the left part is a symbol in a 5 characters field (left-justified, space-completed) so MYM is followed by two spaces not three.
Regards.

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yeah - the symbols are a bit different for these @ak47. Here are the current front month contracts for YM, MYM. Note the spacing as @alligator mentioned after the name.

YM   MAR 23-CBOT-FUT
MYM  MAR 23-CBOT-FUT
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I used to use something like this "MYM MAR 22-CBOT-FUT" and TY for the link on the guide which is similar to the one I use which is ... How to use AmiBroker with Interactive Brokers TWS
I either added an extra space or something , it was really close I actually can't see much difference in what I typed.

TY,
I maybe need better glasses or more coffee, but my symbol was very similar and didn't work, Maybe I needed a restart cause it was acting funny, even though 24 hour data in database and on the program was on, the data didn't show outside day. It was something funky that cleared up after a restart. I'm due for a windows reinstall etc, general glitches on my computer and probably need a new hard drive. Nonetheless I plugged in your symbols and it worked without issue. My current micro list is..
MESH3-CME-FUT
MNQH3-CME-FUT
M2KH3-CME-FUT
MCLJ3-NYMEX-FUT
MYM MAR 23-CBOT-FUT

Just posting in case anyone else has issues. I do look at corn, copper, soy beans, ... also but haven't traded any those in a while but have got them all to work in amibroker. If anyone needs those just say so and I'll post.
thank you vmonkey and alligator

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