Option chain CSV text files periodically updated with Interactive Brokers


jOptionChains is a data tool that saves the option chain for a specified symbol to a CSV text data file and automatically updates the generated data file at a specified time interval throughout the day. jOptionChains runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.


jOptionChains screenshot

The screenshot illustrates the result of importing a data file generated by jOptionChains into a spreadsheet application. The available data records are: underlying symbol, current date, underlying price, expiry date, strike price, option symbol, bid price, ask price. The following additional data records are available on special configurations of jOptionChains: current time, Last, bidSize, askSize, lastSize, Volume, Open, High, Low, Close, impliedVol, Delta, pvDividend, optPrice, gamma, vega, theta, undPrice.


  • Downloads the full option chain (with all available combinations of strike price, expiry date, right (put/call) and multiplier)
  • Data is saved to a CSV text data file format suitable for spreadsheet applications
  • Automatic, unattended, periodic data updates throughout the day at a specified configurable time interval
  • Supported contracts: Options, Future Options, Warrants and Structured Products
  • Data file saved to a specified configurable directory
  • jOptionChains can be customized on request to meet special requirements (example: customized data format)


By purchasing the software you agree to use it for personal purposes only (to negotiate a different license contact me). You cannot transfer, rent, lease, lend, copy, share the software and/or documentation. You cannot adapt nor change the software and you cannot re-sell the software. You may not reproduce or distribute any documentation without my permission. You may install a copy of the software on a computer and freely move the software from one computer to another, provided that you are the only individual using the software.

In no event shall I be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use the software product or the provision of or failure to provide support services.


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