What is price/order streaming?

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What is price/order streaming?

Postby GaryRussell » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:55 am

With Price Streaming turned on the software will ask the Betfair API server to send the price data as and when it changes for the markets that you have open.

The Stream data is cached and prices updated in the software at the refresh rate that you have set.

However, there is an option to use "Full Stream" which can be selected from Betting Options.

When Full Stream is on the software will not use the refresh rate but instead will update the prices on screen as and when they change in the stream.

So when you have Full Stream on and the market is not very active there may be seconds or even minutes between refreshes if nothing has changed, but conversely if the market is very active such as an in play horse race then you will see the prices updating rapidly even more quickly than is possible using the old polling method.
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