asyncio, fixprotocol, python
pip install aiopyfix==0.4


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Open Source implementation of a FIX (Financial Information eXchange) Engine implemented in Python asyncio

See here [] for more information on what FIX is.


This package requires Python 3.6 to run.

Install in the normal python way

pip install aiopyfix

or from source

python install

and it should install with no errors


Using the module should be simple. There is an examples directory, which is the probably best place to start.

Session Setup

Either you can create a FIXClient or a FIXServer. The Client initiates the connection and also initaiates the Logon sequence, a Server would sit there waiting for inbound connections, and expect a Logon message to be sent.

self.client = FIXClient("aiopyfix.FIX44", "TARGET", "SENDER")

# tell the client to start the connection sequence
await self.client.start('localhost', int("9898"), loop)

The argument "aiopyfix.FIX44" specified the module which is used as the protocol, this is dynamically loaded, to you can create and specify your own if required.

If you want to do something useful, other than just watching the session level bits work, you'll probably want to register for connection status changes (you'll need to do this be fore starting the event loop);

self.client.addConnectionListener(self.onConnect, ConnectionState.CONNECTED)
self.client.addConnectionListener(self.onDisconnect, ConnectionState.DISCONNECTED)

The implementatino of thouse methods would be something like this;

async def onConnect(self, session):"Established connection to %s" % (session.address(), ))
    session.addMessageHandler(self.onLogin, MessageDirection.INBOUND, self.client.protocol.msgtype.LOGON)

async def onDisconnect(self, session):"%s has disconnected" % (session.address(), ))
    session.removeMsgHandler(self.onLogin, MessageDirection.INBOUND, self.client.protocol.msgtype.LOGON)

in the code above, we are registering to be called back whenever we receive (MessageDirection.INBOUND) a logon request MsgType[35]=A on that session.

That is pretty much it for the session setup.

Message construction and sending

Constructing a message is simple, and is just a matter of adding the fields you require. The session level tags will be added when the message is encoded by the codec. Setting any of the following session tags will result in the tag being duplicated in the message

  • BeginString
  • BodyLength
  • MsgType
  • MsgSeqNo
  • SendingTime
  • SenderCompID
  • TargetCompID
  • CheckSum

Example of building a simple message

async def sendOrder(self, connectionHandler):
    self.clOrdID = self.clOrdID + 1
    # get the codec we are currently using for this session
    codec = connectionHandler.codec

    # create a new message
    msg = FIXMessage(codec.protocol.msgtype.NEWORDERSINGLE)
    # ...and add some data to it
    msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.Price, random.random() * 1000)
    msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.OrderQty, int(random.random() * 10000))
    msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.Symbol, "VOD.L")
    msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.SecurityID, "GB00BH4HKS39")
    msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.SecurityIDSource, "4")
    msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.Symbol, "VOD.L")
    msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.Account, "TEST")
    msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.HandlInst, "1")
    msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.ExDestination, "XLON")
    msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.Side, int(random.random() * 2))
    msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.ClOrdID, str(self.clOrdID))
    msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.Currency, "GBP")

    # send the message on the session
    await connectionHandler.sendMsg(codec.pack(msg, connectionHandler.session))

A message (which is a subclass of FIXContext) can also hold instances of FIXContext, these will be treated as repeating groups. For example

msg = FIXMessage(codec.protocol.msgtype.NEWORDERSINGLE)
msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.Symbol, "VOD.L")
msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.SecurityID, "GB00BH4HKS39")
msg.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.SecurityIDSource, "4")

rptgrp1 = FIXContext()
rptgrp1.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.PartyID, "It's Me")
rptgrp1.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.PartyIDSource, "1")
rptgrp1.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.PartyRole, "2")

msg.addRepeatingGroup(codec.protocol.fixtags.NoPartyIDs, rptgrp1)

rptgrp2 = FIXContext()
rptgrp2.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.PartyID, "Someone Else")
rptgrp2.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.PartyIDSource, "2")
rptgrp2.setField(codec.protocol.fixtags.PartyRole, "8")
msg.addRepeatingGroup(codec.protocol.fixtags.NoPartyIDs, rptgrp2)

This will result in a message like the following

8=FIX.4.4|9=144|35=D|49=sender|56=target|34=1|52=20150619-11:08:54.000|55=VOD.L|48=GB00BH4HKS39|22=4|453=2|448=It's Me|447=1|452=2|448=Someone Else|447=2|452=8|10=073|

To send the message you need a handle on the session you want to use, this is provided to you in the callback methods. e.g. in the code above we registered for Logon callbacks using

session.addMessageHandler(self.onLogin, MessageDirection.INBOUND, self.client.protocol.msgtype.LOGON)

the signature for the callback is something like;

async def onLogin(self, connectionHandler, msg):"Logged in")