The Options Symbology key consists of the following data elements:
The security symbol will have a maximum of 5 characters and may contain digits.
In those instances where there is a 5 character underlying with a corporate
action, the symbol will be converted into a 5 character symbol.
The expiration year will have a maximum of 2 digits (example: year 2009 = 09)
The expiration date will have a maximum of 2 digits.
The expiration month is a single character code and represents month/put/call.
The strike price will have a maximum of 7 characters with leading/trailing 0s
trimmed and decimal point included if necessary
Here are some examples -
|Cisco October Put at 19.00 Expiring on 10/20/12|
|Amazon April Call at 110.00 Expiring on 04/17/10|
|Microsoft October Call at 30.50 Expiring on 10/20/12|
NOTE: If using Webtrader, it does it automatically. Just select Expiration, Call or Put and Strike. WebTrader converts that to the symbol.