BET_IN_PROGRESS error affecting international users

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BET_IN_PROGRESS error affecting international users

Postby GaryRussell » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:55 pm

There is a problem with Betfair’s API causing bet requests to return a BET_IN_PROGRESS error message. This does not mean that the bet has not been placed but it does mean that Betting Assistant is not able to determine if the bet has been placed. On some occassions the bet isn't placed at all.

When this error is encountered and you place bets that require monitoring, eg. Tick offset and fill or kill it means they will not be monitored and you will see that tick offset bets have not been placed and bets have not been killed.

You will see this error appear in the black bar at the bottom of the screen and also in the transaction log under the account menu.

If you notice that you are getting many of these errors it would be a great help if you could forward a log file to bdp@betfair.com so that they can investigate.

You will need to upgrade to version 1.1.0.64y or above to create this log file. See http://gruss-software.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3922 for download link.

Please send the file named request_errors.txt located in C:\temp\Betting Assistant Logs to bdp@betfair.com stating that you are receiving many BET_IN_PROGRESS errors.

Please note this file is recreated each time you start Betting Assistant so you will need to send it before your next login.
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