Once again, thanks for you all your help! But I still feel like I am missing something in all of thise...ugh (it is not your fault, just my lack of understanding!)
I think I am missing a fundamental piece of code or sub/method (just how I feel).
(i) I can develop/run/manipulate models (and have developed several that look very promising and I have back/paper/out-of-sample tested sufficiently)
(ii) I know I can take a watch list live (get live data/submit manual orders etc...) using IB connectivity
(iii) I can automate data updates and running models (using scripts)
So...I revert back to my original difficulty of not being able to run a model live and have it submit the orders that are generated. Note that in my model code I only have the usual NewBar() where I buy/sell long positions with the usual "open position" language. I am not really using "live data" as part of my model, everything is based on EOD analysis for buy/sell. So an updated daily set of data us sufficient to generate my positions. Once generated I want to submit DAY LIMIT (buy) /MARKET (sell) orders to IB (either at open or overnight).
Should my base code should change (see below for sample open long position code):
"....longsettings.PositionType = PositionType.Long
longsettings.OrderType = OrderType.Limit
How do I access TWS logs and with regards to the settings for TWS plugin, I am unsure as to how I should go about finding/editing these.
Sorry if this seems very newbie on the surface, this is an aspect I haven't dealt with and my coding experience is probably lower than a lot of forum users, so apologise for the potential idiocy of some of these questions
I am just trying to learn!