OpenAPI for Excel

Most users start building their applications in the simulation environment using a temporary demo account (see Get Started in 5 Minutes or Less). The simulation environment matches the functionality of the live environment, except for limitations on instruments, market data, signals, news wires, and report generation. In addition, the simulation environment is usually at a higher version number, as new functionality is tested 'in SIM' before being deployed to the LIVE OpenAPI environment. Technical issues in the simulation environment are handled with lower priority.

Approval for trading on LIVE

Existing (direct) Saxo Bank clients have access to the LIVE environment in Excel in read-only mode, providing access to all OpenAPI functionality except for trading services. In order to promote to full-LIVE ('write'), the client has to be approved through the following steps:

  1. Have an existing Saxo Bank LIVE account. Click here in case you would like to open an account.
  2. Complete this form and upload it through SaxoTraderGO following these steps:
    1. Click on Account and navigate to Other section:



    2. Open the Contact support pop-up located on the top-right of the screen:



    3. Select General enquiry from the drop-down:



    4. Enter a short description along the lines off: "I would like to be enabled for trading in OpenAPI for Excel."
    5. Upload the application form by clicking Attach files and submit the request:



  3. Send an email to openapisupport@saxobank.com confirming your request.
  4. Wait for your application to be reviewed, after which access will be granted.
  5. You are now able to log in on LIVE through OpenAPI for Excel. All trading functionality is enabled.