Getting started with EtaTrader for Samco API

So, downloaded EtaTrader for Samco API and stuck on what next?

Don’t worry, this article will explain everything you need to get started with Samco API.

Simple 3 Steps

  • Get API Subscription from Samco
  • Download, Install and Initial Setup – EtaTrader
  • Connect your Algo (Excel, Amibroker etc)

API Subscription

Charges: Free*

Login to Samco backoffice
Click on Subscription –> Stocknote APIs
A dialog will be shown to confirm your subscription
On clicking ‘Confirmation’ your API subscription will be activated

(Please note: no API key/secret is needed for Samco API)

EtaTrader Installation

  • Download the setup file from
  • Extract the downloaded zip file to a folder
  • Run the ‘EtaTrader_Samco_Setup.exe‘ as Administrator
  • Once installed Open the application and enter your User Id, Password and Pin (YOB) in settings (refer the image below)

Now you are ready to Login, Just click on ‘Login’ button to start using. (Free trial for 3 market days is automatically activated on first login with ETA Trader)

Connect your Algo

If you are new to Algo trading, then try our ready to use Excel and AmiBroker trading tools to get familiarize with algo and auto trading. You can download our tools from here

Examples: Future2Option, Levels Breakout, Pivot Trading etc


If you have your algo already coded in Amibroker, Excel, MetaTrader and Ninjatrader, then add our Bridge code in your algo and start firing orders


If you have some strategy in paper, then fill out this Google form to get it coded from us

Still confused, drop an email to


Samco API is in development stage. If you find any API issues, please report to Samco support. Below are ongoing issues.

Session logout issue
Wrong trade symbol returned in orderbook/position
Websocket server down on off market hours/holidays
GetTriggerOrders issue (Cover Order)
ExitCO issue (Cover Order)

Missing Features:
Order updates through websocket
Market Depth (Top5 Bid/Ask) in websocket
No streaming data for indices