7️⃣Tips on Tradingview Alerts

QUESTION: Why would some tradingview alerts send signals to the exchange through API but not others?

There could be several reasons why some TradingView alerts send signals to the exchange through the API while others do not. Here are some common issues and solutions:

  1. Alert Configuration:

    • Ensure that the alerts are configured correctly. Check if the webhook URL or API settings are correctly inputted in the alert setup.

    • Verify that the conditions set for the alerts are met. If the conditions are too specific or incorrect, the alert may not trigger.

  2. API Limitations:

    • Some exchanges have API rate limits, meaning you can only send a certain number of requests per minute. If this limit is exceeded, subsequent alerts may be ignored or delayed.

    • Check if the API key being used has sufficient permissions to place orders or send signals. Some keys may have restricted access.

  3. Network or Connectivity Issues:

    • Ensure there is no network connectivity issue between TradingView and the exchange.

    • Temporary downtimes or maintenance on either TradingView or the exchange's servers could affect the transmission of alerts.

  4. Errors in the Script:

    • If you are using a custom script or strategy to generate alerts, there might be errors or bugs in the code. Review the script for any logical or syntactical errors. (The GBRMBPro has been tested relentlessly for errors with alerts, and it does not repaint or cause alert errors. If you are using your own custom script, you'll want to check for errors and make sure you do not have too many "plotshape" functions.)

  5. API Endpoint Changes:

    • Exchanges occasionally update their API endpoints or protocols. Ensure that you are using the most current API documentation and endpoints.

  6. Webhook Service Issues:

    • If you are using a third-party service to relay the signals from TradingView to the exchange, there could be issues with that service.

    • Ensure the webhook service is functioning correctly and that there are no configuration errors.

  7. Alert Frequency and Overlap:

    • If multiple alerts are set up with overlapping conditions or very high frequency, it might cause conflicts or missed signals. Spread out alert conditions to reduce overlap.

  8. Account Issues:

    • Ensure your account on the exchange is active, has sufficient funds, and is not subject to any restrictions or bans.

    • Check if there are any issues with the API key such as expiry or revocation.

By systematically checking each of these potential issues, you can often identify why some alerts are not sending signals to the exchange through the API.

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