Order Display (OrderDis)

The Order Display study is one of several trading studies.

This study offers an easy technique to compare trading decisions with subsequent market action by marking executed trades on the price chart. This study is a good companion to use with SnapTrader or SnapTrader 2 order routing interface and the Order Book.

The study places symbols on a chart for any executed orders and plots horizontal lines for any working orders. The executed trade symbols are placed on the intraday bar the trade occurred during and at the price of the fill.

The plot for indicating a working order is a horizontal line. The line’s starting point is the time the order was placed. The line displays the size of the working order. The working order can be canceled by right-clicking on the horizontal line and choosing cancel order from the menu.

Rolling the mouse over the order display symbol on the chart opens a tooltip window detailing the date, time, bought or sold, and size of the filled order. The working order tooltip includes the same information and the type of working order.

Charts of synthetically traded spreads will display executed trade symbols and working orders on both the chart of the spread and the charts for the outright contracts. Charts of exchange traded spreads will only display the symbols on the chart for the exchange traded spread, not the outright legs.

If the Drag to Modify parameter is turned on, you are able to modify the working order price from the chart. A working order is displayed on the chart with its quantity. In this example, the working order quantity is 5:



If the Group strategy positions by filled spread orders check box is selected (Strategy Order preferences), then this study shows fills of spreads also.

Order Display Parameters




Orders to show on order display. Values:




Show Fills

Way in which multiple orders on the same bar are displayed. Values:



Account Filter


      Specific account (listed individually)

      All Accounts

Order Filter

Filter based on how orders were entered.

      All orders

      Manual = trade posted through Trading Interfaces

      Web = trade posted through Web Client

      CAST = trade placed through CAST

      Smart Client = trade placed through Smart Client

      Odyssey = trade placed through Odyssey

      All, Price, Time, Line, Study, or Condition Alert = trade placed through Alerts

      Names of trade systems if trades were placed through that trade system

      Names of custom orders if there were trades corresponding to such orders. Custom order are specially configured and can be placed via Open API.

Cursor Value

Values to be displayed in Cursor Value box. Valid at current time only, no historical value. Values:

      None = no values (default)

      WKG B/S Lots = total number of working buy and sell lots

      WKG B/S Orders = total number of working buy and sell orders

      Both = working buy and sell lots and orders

Drag to Modify

If selected, clicking the working order display symbol allows you to modify its price.

If not selected (default), clicking the working order display symbol does nothing.


Opens sub-window to set parameters

      Market color

      Limit color

      Stop & Stop Limit color



for Buy and Sell.