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multiple units
« on: 23 Aug 2017, 18:23 »
Hi,

Is there a way that I can load in multiple unit stakes.

For example, I have a strategy which can sometimes produce a horse multiple times, e.g.

horseA
horseB
horseC
horseB
horseA
horseB

as you can see, we have 3 * horseB, 2 * horseA, 1 * horseC

is there some kind of parameter set that I can use, such as

["horseA"] tab 2
["horseB"] tab 3
["horseC"] tab 1

that I can enter into a file?

Or, maybe an alternative way to achieve this?

Thanks

Mark.

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Re: multiple units
« Reply #1 on: 26 Aug 2017, 15:27 »
Hello!

Yes, you can create a file to import using the "Import selections for auto-trading". In the file, put the selection's name first, then "tab", then the number that specified how many times you want to apply the trigger to it. Example:

Horse A[tab]1
Horse B[tab]4
Horse C[tab]2

After the import, access the numbers via the import_1 variable.
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Re: multiple units
« Reply #2 on: 26 Aug 2017, 15:41 »
Hi Oxa,

Thanks for the response.

I now have to extend this, based on your reply. Its the import selections that is causing me issue here, because, what if I have 5 separate strategies? How will each of these strategies know to associate with a particular file that has been imported? Is that possible?

The beauty of using a trigger, and associated file, is that each strategy is separate, and can reference its selections based on that file, whereas if I have to import, then I am only limited to a single strategy?

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Re: multiple units
« Reply #3 on: 28 Aug 2017, 21:49 »
Oh no, this scenario does not fit for 5 strategies run at the same time. In fact, I am a strong opponent to several strategies run at the same time, and I'm afraid, I can't offer any solution in this case.
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Re: multiple units
« Reply #4 on: 28 Aug 2017, 22:13 »
OK,

Thanks Oxa.

I have to say, without wanting to be nasty, that this is VERY poor.

I should be able to run 100 strategies if I need to.

If you are advising that I don't run 5 strategies at once, then this just points out that it is limited.

The more I use this, the more I think I may need to look at developing my own - although I dont have to time to be able to commit to that. MFP does offer some very good solutions to my needs, but when I want something that has any complexity, it just doesn't cut the mustard. Which is a real shame.

Sorry.

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Re: multiple units
« Reply #5 on: 29 Aug 2017, 13:44 »
I understand your frustration as much as I understand how difficult (if ever possible) it is to tell which bet was made by which entity; by entity I mean not only a certain trigger, but also other bots, browsers, etc., basically any tool that can communicate with your BetFair account. 
Any bet that you post can be something else the next moment: it can be split in several parts, part of it can be matched, and not at the price you requested; part of it can be rejected and so on, which makes it so hard to label it and do the follow-up procedures that rely on that label.

For that only reason, and not for the reason of me being old-fashioned or limited in any way, I cannot offer you anything in this department.

But if you do get to writing your own bot, that is certainly something you can equip with the multiple-strategy option.
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