Bot event automations are triggered on a schedule or when something occurs inside the bot. You can use events in conjunction with scanner and monitor automations. You can add multiple event automations to a bot and target specific strategies using multiple triggers.
Events are located in the Automations tab.
Create a new event (:40)
To create a new event, select the “+” symbol in the Events section. There are five event types:
- On a specific date
- On a repeating schedule
- Open new position
- Close position
- Button click
On a specific date (:48)
You can run an event on a specific date and time in the future.
For example, you can schedule an automation to run 4/16/2021 at 10:30. The automation will run once on the specified schedule. Any custom inputs the automation uses will be included by default; you can change the inputs when the event is created.
The automation is added to the Events section with its scheduled run time. You must turn the bot on for the automation to be active.
On a repeating schedule (2:05)
You can run an automation on a repeating schedule. Repeating events enable you to input the details of the schedule, including the start date, the frequency, the time, and the end date (not required).
A bot can have five repeating schedule event automations of each type (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.).
For example, you can schedule an automation to run weekly on Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00.
You can always modify the variable of the schedule at any time.
Custom inputs can be changed before adding the automation.
Select “Save,” and the event is added to the bot.
Open new position (3:35)
An automation is triggered to run once if a new position is opened. This is a creative way to activate an automation when specific activities occur inside a bot.
For example, this event will run the Iron Condor Manager 50% automation whenever an iron condor position is opened inside the bot.
Remember, the automation only runs one time. A monitor could be added to run the automation at scheduled intervals.
Close position (4:52)
An automation is triggered to run once if a position is closed. Again, this is a dynamic way to run an automation based on opportunistic events. The close position event automation is a great way to open a new position once another position has been closed.
For example, you could use a close position event to run a scanner automation one time if a long equity position has been closed inside the bot.
Button click (5:26)
Button click events instantly run an automation when the button is clicked. Customized buttons can be created for any scanner or monitor automation and added to your bot dashboard.
Select button click from the list of event automations. You can name the button and give it a custom style. Assign an automation to the button from your library. Other button automations you’ve created are available to reuse. You have the option to set custom inputs now or when the button is clicked.
For example, this button event immediately opens a short put spread using an automation.
The button is added to your bot dashboard in the Automations tab and can be clicked any time.
You can also quickly add a button from the bot dashboard.
Selecting an event automation displays the automation details.
You can always make changes to the automation in the automation editor.