How to place order for IBIS/Xetra shares


I try to trade Xetra shares with the IBController 1.3.8.

The title is for example NNS, according to IB it's trades excange is SMART, primary exchange is IBIS, currency is EUR

All the following trial lead to an error in IBController - no secuity definition

ibc.PlaceOrder("NNS", "BUY", 100, "MKT", 0, 0, "DAY", False )
ibc.PlaceOrder("NNS-SMART", "BUY", 100, "MKT", 0, 0, "DAY", False )
ibc.PlaceOrder("NNS-IBIS", "BUY", 100, "MKT", 0, 0, "DAY", False )

Is there a way to solve the problem?

Regards, Martin

@MartinPri I do not use the IB controller but I suppose the naming convention for Interactive Brokers ordering is the same that you will use in charts.

Unfortunately, I do not have a subscription to the German market data to confirm it, but for instance, the A2A Italian symbol is


where BVME is the "Primary Exchange."

So, in your case I would try: