How to Create Bot Inputs for Ultimate Flexibility

If you have a portfolio of bots running multiple automations using the same inputs, consider using bot inputs to save you time and increase flexibility.
Kirk Du Plessis
Aug 31, 2021

If you have a portfolio of bots running multiple automations with the same custom inputs, consider using bot inputs. Bot-level inputs are an advanced feature that allows you to use inputs at the bot settings level instead of the automation level. What does this mean?

It means you can consolidate the bot’s settings into bot inputs, which enables you to make changes to a variable field that will flow to all automations using that input. 

For example, if you’ve set up a bot with multiple automations scanning and monitoring different aspects of the strategy, and you want every automation to run on the same ticker, you could use a bot-level input for all automations with that input. That way, if you wanted to change the ticker symbol for the entire bot, you can easily accomplish that from the bot’s homepage. 

Bot-level inputs are created much like normal custom inputs and are easily accessible to edit in the bot’s settings.

It may not seem like much to elevate inputs to the bot level. But imagine having dozens of bots with many automations, and each automation uses multiple inputs. If you wanted to make a simple change to a single setting for each automation, it would take time. Automated bots are here to save you time. With a bot-level input, you have the ultimate flexibility to make sweeping changes throughout the entire bot with a single click of the mouse. Now that is powerful.

If you have a portfolio of bots running multiple automations with the same custom inputs, consider using bot inputs. Bot-level inputs are an advanced feature that allows you to use inputs at the bot settings level instead of the automation level. What does this mean?

It means you can consolidate the bot’s settings into bot inputs, which enables you to make changes to a variable field that will flow to all automations using that input. 

For example, if you’ve set up a bot with multiple automations scanning and monitoring different aspects of the strategy, and you want every automation to run on the same ticker, you could use a bot-level input for all automations with that input. That way, if you wanted to change the ticker symbol for the entire bot, you can easily accomplish that from the bot’s homepage. 

Bot-level inputs are created much like normal custom inputs and are easily accessible to edit in the bot’s settings.

It may not seem like much to elevate inputs to the bot level. But imagine having dozens of bots with many automations, and each automation uses multiple inputs. If you wanted to make a simple change to a single setting for each automation, it would take time. Automated bots are here to save you time. With a bot-level input, you have the ultimate flexibility to make sweeping changes throughout the entire bot with a single click of the mouse. Now that is powerful.

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