The Request For Positions message is used by the owner of a position to request a PositionReport <AP> from the holder of the position, usually the central counter party or clearing organization. The request can be made at several levels of granualarity.

  • Position Report only
  • Positions and related Trades
  • Exercises only
  • Assignments only
  • Settlements activity

The message can be used to request a one time snapshot of positions or to subscribe to updates as they occur using the SubscriptionRequestType <263>. The ResponseTransportType <725> can be used to specify if the reports are to be sent inband over the session transport or out-of-band of band over an alternative transport such as FTP.


Tag Field Name Req'd Comments
Component Block - <StandardHeader> Y MsgType = AN
710 PosReqID Y Unique identifier for the Request for Positions as assigned by the submitter
724 PosReqType Y
573 MatchStatus N
263 SubscriptionRequestType N

Used to subscribe / unsubscribe for trade capture reports

If the field is absent, the value 0 will be the default

120 SettlCurrency N
Component Block - <Parties> Y Position Account
1 Account N
660 AcctIDSource N
581 AccountType N Type of account associated with the order (Origin)
Component Block - <Instrument> N
15 Currency N
Component Block - <InstrmtLegGrp> N Specifies the number of legs that make up the Security
Component Block - <UndInstrmtGrp> N Specifies the number of underlying legs that make up the Security
715 ClearingBusinessDate Y The Clearing Business Date referred to by this request
64 SettlDate N
716 SettlSessID N
717 SettlSessSubID N
Component Block - <TrdgSesGrp> N Specifies the number of repeating TradingSessionIDs
60 TransactTime Y Time this order request was initiated/released by the trader, trading system, or intermediary.
725 ResponseTransportType N Ability to specify whether the response to the request should be delivered inband or via pre-arranged out-of-band transport.
726 ResponseDestination N URI destination name. Used if ResponseTransportType is out-of-band.
58 Text N
354 EncodedTextLen N Must be set if EncodedText field is specified and must immediately precede it.
355 EncodedText N Encoded (non-ASCII characters) representation of the Text field in the encoded format specified via the MessageEncoding field.
Component Block - <StandardTrailer> Y