Developing an automated program using Oanda’s API is not difficult but the Development Guide is intimidating at first.
This blog will explain our experiences developing software mainly in Python for use with the API. It compliments Oanda’s own documentation which is not always easy to follow.
This link give a basic introduction to the API and is fairly straight forward.
One thing that is confusing is what they mean by the account id.
It is in fact the account number.
To get this go to View Account Statements on the Account page.
You will find a statement of the form:
This is the account id.