What is the Opened Orders and Positions widget/tool?
Sometimes when trading, you wish to see the orders opened on the Exchange and open Positions on Futures Exchanges, without having to log-in to the underlying exchange account linked to 3Commas.
It might be that you have a position that has partially filled and you wish to check the status, other times you may have Safety Orders for bots you wish to cancel, also this tool is very useful if you have “cancelled” a Futures trade or it has failed for any reason. You can also use this widget to view opened orders for any SmartTrades, DCA Bots or Grid bots (and even any orders you created outside of 3Commas, such as on the exchange's web or mobile app)!
The “Opened Orders and Positions” widget displays both Limit Orders waiting on the exchange order books to fill (these can be “add funds” orders, safety orders, stop loss orders or take profit orders) and also any open positions you have running on Futures.
Where can I find the Opened Orders and Positions widget?
If you go to “SmartTrade” page in the 3Commas web interface, choose the exchange account at the top of the page you wish to view open orders or position for:
Then scroll down, past the chart and trade creation settings, you'll see the widget and can click the "V" button to expand it for more information. If you are viewing a "Spot" exchange account, you will just see the orders displayed (if you have any open). If it is a Futures account, you'll see 2 buttons: "Open Orders" and "Positions" - you can also use the "Search" box to filter orders by asset name or a specific order, trade or deal ID number if you have many open orders!
What do open orders look like?
Here is an example screen, showing the opened orders from a linked spot exchange account, you can see which tool opened the order and the trade, deal or Grid Bot number:
Note: If you edit a DCA Bot deal on the "My Deals" page and set the Safety Orders to "0", then you can use the red "X" button to remove the unwanted Safety Order from the exchange's order book. You can only cancel orders that have no 3Commas bot or trade controlling them (or they will be recreated!)
Viewing and Managing open Futures “Positions”
If you “cancel” an opened Futures Smart Trade or Bot deal, the “Position” on the exchange remains open and is still able to be liquidated!
If you do this, you will need to still “Close” the Position by pressing the “Close at Market Price” button on the Opened Orders and Positions widget, or alternatively, if you wish further control of the position, click the "Convert to SmartTrade" button when you can configure Take Profit and/or Stop Loss settings, or just retain visibility and uPNL (unrealised Profit and Loss) of the opened position.
To view your opened positions, expand the "Opened Orders and Positions" widget and click the Positions button:
Here is an example screen, showing a position that is "Not linked to 3Commas", essentially an orphaned position with no management or visibility in 3Commas. This position can be from a cancelled SmartTrade, DCA Bot or Grid Bot - or even a position opened directly on the exchange's web or mobile app interface:
Here are the available options to manage an unlinked *or "orphaned" Futures position:
If you click the "Close at Market Price" button, you'll see a confirmation dialog, and also receive a notification of the realised Profit or Loss logged into your SmartTrade history.
If you click "Convert to SmartTrade", you will see a confirmation dialog, and the position will appear as an active SmartTrade with a status bar and uPNL displayed. You may now edit this trade to configure Take Profit Steps and/or a Stop Loss as required:
It is very important to manage any positions you have opened on the exchange account when trading Futures, especially if you cancel the 3Commas trade that was controlling them. It is a good habit to check the number of positions the "Opened Orders and Positions" widget matches the amount of active trades you think should be running and when unsure, you can expand the widget to view/check for any positions "not linked to 3Commas" as in the guide above.