Custom inputs are one of the most powerful features of the autotrading platform. They are a useful tool to add efficiency and flexibility to your flow of operations within an automation and beyond. Your bots may have multiple automations, and each automation may have many decision recipes. It can be a time-consuming process to re-enter different ticker symbols repeatedly. And the whole point of automation is to save you time, right? That’s why we created custom ticker inputs.
The beauty of automation is that you can reuse an automation and simply change out the ticker symbol if you want to apply the strategy to different stocks. Plus, ticker symbol inputs are typically referenced multiple times within a single automation for different decision actions. Custom ticker inputs make it incredibly easy to plug in the same security as you build out your automation.
Custom inputs are easy to create, and we suggest you use them throughout all your automations for as many variable fields as you can. Custom inputs are great for any variable field, and if you create an automated strategy, you’ll likely want the ticker symbol to be interchangeable so you can use the same strategy throughout a bot.
You can always keep track of how many times a custom input is used in an automation inside the automation editor. You can name variable fields to make them easily identifiable when they’re reused, and you can swap out the field’s value at any point in the future. In the Automations tab, you can always view what custom ticker input is being used inside the automation.