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Using the Message Log

To help you keep track of messages and to diagnose problems with your message sending, we provide messaging logs for you. Click on the Triage Messaging tray icon, and select the "View Log" menu item.

View Message Log

This will pop up a messaging log window as shown below. The messaging log window will display a detailed report of all messages and application activities in test and live modes. There are two log types: Messages and Activities. You can select any date through the calendar selector and filter the information on in the message logs.

When you contact technical support about problems with your messages, please check your message logs. Copy and paste into an e-mail or online support ticket the messages from your message log. This will help us narrow down and identify specific issues affecting your application or network.


How to get instant messages on a mobile phone?

If you need instant messages to reach you on your mobile phone, then you can try various popular mobile instant messengers. Listed below are links to download the mobile instant messengers. You must have live mobile internet connections for all of the mobile messengers listed below:

Yahoo! Messenger Mobile [1]

AOL AIM Mobile Messenger [2]

Google Talk Mobile [3]

ICQ Mobile [4]

MSN / Microsoft Live Mobile Messenger [5] [6]

How to use messaging service and destination profiles?

Triage Messaging comes with a powerful service and destination profile feature. It allows you to store multiple recipients under a single profile that can be called using a single alias (#someprofilename).

The # symbol prefixes all aliases and tells the messaging methods what you are passing to the program is a profile. You can define as many destination profiles as you like in the files service.txt and dest.txt. You can create these text files in your C:\Documents and Settings\<your windows user name>\Application Data\Triage\Triage Messaging\config.

A service profile (in service.txt) might look like the following:


A destination profile (in dest.txt) might look like the following:;phone=18005550000;msn=mymsnusername

Below is an example of inserting a #Home destination profile and the #im service profile into a messaging function call.

           Ret (0);

// This function call will send to my msn account 
//     since it is the only instant messenger in my #Home list
Ret =  $TriageMsg ("#im", "#Home", "Send this message to my home via instant message", "once"); 

How to setup your instant messaging accounts and contacts

To setup your instant messaging accounts and contacts, please go to the tray icon menu and select "IM" in the main menu.


Triage Messaging uses the Miranda engine to send out messages to various instant messengers. During your installation, we automatically installed the Miranda software onto your computer. Miranda is an open source Windows software that can be found at Triage Messaging works as a communications broker between TradeStation and Miranda. You do not need to know much about Miranda, but if you are already a user, you will know how to setup accounts and contacts. Clicking on the "Open Miranda" menu item will open Miranda’s status window.


To add your instant messenger accounts that you will be using to send out instant messages, click on the menu item "Setup IM Accounts." Here you will see an accounts window where you can hit the green plus ("+") button to add new accounts. Triage Messaging current supports sending to AOL, Google Talk, ICQ, MSN and Yahoo through the Miranda engine. Add your screen name/login names and passwords when asked.

Please note: "Accounts" are your instant messenger account names that you will use to "SEND" messages out from your TradeStation computer.


To add an instant messaging contact (such as your friends or another IM account that you will be receiving instant messages from), please click on the "IM > Find/Add Contacts" menu item in your tray icon menu.


Type in your target instant messaging account you want to send messages to, and hit search. Once you find the contact you want to send messages to, select the contact and hit "Add to list." You have now setup both your own instant messaging accounts and also added contacts to your IM list.

How to setup Twitter and Facebook Aliases?

In 2010, Twitter and Facebook incorporated OAuth requirements for authentication by third party applications such as Triage Messaging. The companies did this to protect your privacy and security. Triage Messaging conforms to OAuth standards, and makes it easy for you to add multiple Twitter and Facebook user accounts without ever needing to disclose to us your username and password.

In Triage Messaging, you can setup aliases (a kind of a nickname) for each of your Twitter and Facebook accounts. Go to your tray icon and select the options menu. In your options, you will see a menu similar to the one on the right.

The menu has two sections for managing Twitter and Facebook accounts. To add a new Twitter or Facebook account, simply hit the add buttons.

You will be prompted to enter a Twitter or Facebook alias, and then to login to your Twitter or Facebook accounts. Follow the directions as shown in the pop-up windows. For Facebook, enter an alias (nickname) that will be used by Triage Messaging as a message destination. Aliases are case-sensitive.


Then login to your Facebook account.


You will then see a Facebook permission page. Please click on "allow" to grant your Triage Messaging application rights to send messages to your Facebook account. That’s it. You’re all done!


For Twitter, enter an alias (nickname) that will be used by Triage Messaging as a message destination. Aliases are case-sensitive.


Then type in your Twitter account login information, and click on the "allow" button.


Triage Messaging will also confirm you have added your Twitter and Facebook accounts. You can click on the test account button to send a quick message to Twitter and Facebook to verify that your messaging is active.


Once you have added your Facebook or Twitter accounts, you will see three columns: Alias, Status and Actions. If you want to associate your alias with another Twitter or Facebook account, you can press the "authorize" button to link a new account, or reauthorize another account. You can also remove the Twitter or Facebook account by pressing the "remove" button. And finally, you can also press the "test" button, which will send a test message to your Twitter or Facebook account.

To use the alias you created, simply add your Twitter or Facebook aliases as your messaging destination. In this example, we are using the Aliases: Twitter_1 and Facebook_1 as our messaging destinations for TradeStation.

ret = $TriageMsg ("twitter", "twitter_1", "Hello, World!", "Once");
ret = $TriageMsg ("facebook", "facebook_1", "Hello, World!", "Once");

How to setup your Flickr Account to send screen images?

Triage Messaging allows you to send live screen images of your trading platform to your messaging destinations. For example, if you wish to send a friend hourly updates of your trading screen, then you simply type the follow code:

ret = $TriageMsg ("email", "", "This is my message with a screenshot link: < screenshot account={flickr_alias} title={Title displayed at Flickr} description={Some Flickr description} tags={screenshot trading} >", "next=01:00:00");

Notice in the message text parameter, we use the following convention to tell Triage Messaging how to send the message: < screenshot account={your Flickr alias} title= {the title of your image at Flickr} description= {your description at Flickr} tags= {a list of tags to post to Flickr} >

The keyword "screenshot" will tell Triage Messaging you want to take a screenshot of your computer. You must specify which Flickr alias you are using to store your screenshot image using the account parameter. Notice you must use the { } characters to surround the entire parameter. Title and description parameters are sent to your Flickr page. The tags parameter will allow you to tag your Flickr images so that you can organize your images.

All the information between the < > bracket characters will be sent to Flickr. You can add your own text outside of the < > brackets that will be sent to your message destination. The <screenshot > keyword will be replaced in your message to your destination as an URL to your screenshot stored on Flickr. You could write a message text that looks like this: "This is a web link to my trading screen: <screenshot >. Please click on it to go to Flickr." This message text could produce a message that looks like: "This is a web link to my trading screen: [7]. Please click on it to go to Flickr."

But before a message will be sent out to your destination and stored at Flickr, you must setup your Flickr account (which you can get with any Yahoo or Flickr registration at [8]). You must add a Flickr alias to your Triage Messaging options to send images to your messaging destination. Go to your the Triage Messaging tray icon options and click on Add new Flickr Alias under the Manage Your Flickr Accounts section.

You should then see a window open that requests you type in a Flickr Alias. This is the alias or "nickname" that you will use to send messages in your code.


Then follow the instructions at the Flickr or Yahoo! website to authorize Triage Messaging linking up to your Flickr account. After the authorization passes, you will be shown a window to test out your Flickr account. Click on the Test Account button.


You will then see a send message window that you can try out a screenshot. Enter the correct information for message type and destination, and you will see a snapshot of your computer screen at Flickr and in your message destination.

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