WebFunds can be customised to a limited degree.
Contracts placed in the directory
will be added automatically to the
contract browser when WebFunds starts
up for the first time only.
Without this option, the user has to manually add the contracts to the contract browser. For this reason, WebFunds is normally distributed with some test and play contracts in the defaults directory. More commercial distributions are encouraged to change these.
Additional contracts can be supplied with each distribution. The best place to put them is in the top directory, as that is where the Contract Browser starts up its File Explorer dialog.
The Systemics Trader plugin has a
feature similar to the default contracts
described above. When an account is
created, within the Trader Value Manager, a list
of contracts is read from the
contract file. This latter is located
within the plugin directory
but details differ).
This file can specify the default "money" contract, and any traded contracts that are traded against that money. For example,
[market] # set the money here money += Glitter # set the subaccounts here, as many as you need Glitter += pints of beer
For each money
Glitter in the above example)
there would be a new section, named after that money,
that would list the currently active books
pints of beer).
So, when the
account is first created, Trader will automatically
Glitter as the first (money) Contract,
pints of beer as a Contract traded
(More traded contracts will be added to the above
list as more test contracts are written and used
by WebFunds supporters.)
Note however, that the contracts added automatically by Trader have to be already present in the Contracts Browser. If not, default processing stops at that point. So, effectively, a distribution of both products together has to integrate this default feature with the above Startup Contracts feature.
Note also that Systemics Trader is a 3rd party product, and might change arbitrarily. I.e., the doco is only here because they haven't done it in a better place, but don't rely on this document for accuracy.
It is possible to change the name of WebFunds, but it is not really coded in nor well tested. The names are currently hard-coded in various places. Especially, the names of the Value Managers cannot be changed arbitrarily as they are used to determine the directories where data is stored.
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