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by janus
12 Nov 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Authentication server down yesterday [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Authentication server down yesterday [SOLVED]

Over the past year I had the same issue 2-3 times. It lasted only a few minutes though. At the same time though my TWS connection to IB was fine. A grace period would be nice to smooth out any minor interruptions.
by janus
19 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Screen of Workspace and quote manager mess up [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: Screen of Workspace and quote manager mess up [SOLVED]

ppc wrote:It can be changed higher values in windows system setting to avoid this issue

Yes I read up on the procedure to do that but decided to take the MC Desktop option as it's more appealing to me.
by janus
06 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Generation of blank trades
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Generation of blank trades

I think I understand what you are asking for but not sure. You sound like you have a number of different trading strategies within one study but you only want to select one or more of them to send orders to the broker, while the rest place a entry/exit symbol on the chart to simulate "dummy&quo...
by janus
06 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Screen of Workspace and quote manager mess up [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: Screen of Workspace and quote manager mess up [SOLVED]

Yes Janus. I have start multiple MC to do so to avoid this issue. But how do I know I start a new instance of MC as I see there is only client id connected with ib gateway, sometime there are several client ids connected with gateway? What is proper method to start multiple instances of MC? Use MC ...
by janus
06 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Screen of Workspace and quote manager mess up [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: Screen of Workspace and quote manager mess up [SOLVED]

When I load up 55 workspaces (which is much higher than my normal no. around 20), it shows MC use 8XXX GDI . No error message for over the max limit. 8XXX GDI objects, meaning over 8,000? That I believe is above the GDI limit of 7,500 built into MC64, unless it has been changed lately. I'm using Mu...
by janus
06 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Screen of Workspace and quote manager mess up [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: Screen of Workspace and quote manager mess up [SOLVED]

I cannot find the details tab in Win 7 but thanks for your help. I find a small app in internet for looking GDI called "GIDView". If you have interest, you can download it from http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/gdi_handles.html. Yes I found that little program too but decided to write my own. ...
by janus
03 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Screen of Workspace and quote manager mess up [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: Screen of Workspace and quote manager mess up [SOLVED]

Check that the number of GDI objects is not getting too close to its maximum. I had similar issues before seeing the Multicharts "reached the maximum capacity of 9500 active GDI objects" popup message. If necessary run multiple MC Desktops to split the load.
by janus
01 Oct 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: power and or local i-net outage
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: power and or local i-net outage

As suggested by the previous poster the only thing you can do is to place appropriate orders at the broker end in case you lose the connection. In fact it's extremely dangerous not to have some sort of fail safe stop order in place at the broker if you have open positions. What I do with my studies ...
by janus
16 Aug 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Frequent IB pacing violations - is this expected behavior?
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Re: Frequent IB pacing violations - is this expected behavior?

I find I can overcome the pacing violation by resetting the connection to the data farms using Ctrl-Alt-F and/or forcing TWS to reconnect using Ctrl-Alt-R. These keystrokes are performed for TWS, not MC.
by janus
30 Jul 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: [fixed by IB] Phantom prices coming from ASX exchange [SOLVED]
Replies: 0
Views: 88

[fixed by IB] Phantom prices coming from ASX exchange [SOLVED]

I have just been informed by IB support that they have resolved an issue I have been witnessing with the ASX exchange producing phantom prices under certain conditions. The release of the fix is tentatively on this Friday. The fix applies to all combo-to-combo trades of ASX. ASX confirmed that the b...
by janus
27 Jul 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SPI 200 Futures Sessions
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: SPI 200 Futures Sessions

Given sessions can't be longer than 24 hours the best you can do is to use the attached screenshot. It splits Friday and Monday though into two sessions. I can't see any way you can combined Friday night and Monday daytime into one session. If it's important enough you can try to request MC to add a...
by janus
27 Jul 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SPI 200 Futures Sessions
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: SPI 200 Futures Sessions

Please see attached images. SFE-AEDT is for daylight saving time.
by janus
29 May 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Free quotes problem. [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1072

Re: Free quotes problem. [SOLVED]

Do we still need to download the fix for Free quotes after installing MultiCharts 10.0 Release 6 builds 14349/14352?
by janus
31 Jan 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multitimeframe Signals ADE, EL_Collections, etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 1519

Re: Multitimeframe Signals ADE, EL_Collections, etc.

Hi, I notice MACD2[0] and MACD2[1] have the correct values, as I checked that if I plot Data2 (i.e. 10min bars) by itself in its own chart window and apply MACD, I get the same values. However, when I try to obtain the values of MACD2[2], and MACD2[3] from the chart with 1min and 10min bars, these ...
by janus
25 Jan 2017
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limitations of using DLL in Multicharts vs. Multicharts.net
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Limitations of using DLL in Multicharts vs. Multicharts.net

2. What are limitations of DLLs in regards to interacting with Multicharts and creating new windows? I believe the MC.Net environment is better for that sort of work although I still use standard MC for all my DLL work. I used to have my own control panel interface for MC. It was a standalone progr...
by janus
16 Dec 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PosTradeSize [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: PosTradeSize [SOLVED]

Success!
by janus
15 Dec 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: PosTradeSize [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: PosTradeSize [SOLVED]

I found it much easier to keep track of multiple exits by first submitting separate entry orders with different entry labels. Then I use PosTradeEntryName to keep track of the specific order of interest. I use multiple entry orders anyway as my trading strategy enters the market more than once depen...
by janus
12 Dec 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Submitting orders with mouse clicks in PowerLanguage [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 654

Re: Submitting orders with mouse clicks in PowerLanguage [SOLVED]

@Janus The order is sended only once. But without setting the flag-variable with IntraBarPersist the condition = true via mouseclick will not persist. I was just warming you that using the same code for market orders may risk duplicate orders being sent and filled in real-time depending on the prop...
by janus
10 Dec 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Submitting orders with mouse clicks in PowerLanguage [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 654

Re: Submitting orders with mouse clicks in PowerLanguage [SOLVED]

Yes limit (and stop) orders have to be sent repeatedly until filled. Market orders (entry or exit) however only need to be sent once.
by janus
02 Jul 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multiple strategies on one chart
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Multiple strategies on one chart

Thanks a lot for your message! I have long wondered why there is no "unmanaged" order placement mode in MC whereby "Buy 500" would really mean "Buy 500", not "establish a long position of 5000".. What would happen if one of the strategies signals "buy 50...
by janus
10 Jun 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit order cancelled & resent when using RecalcLastBarAfter
Replies: 8
Views: 2145

Re: Limit order cancelled & resent when using RecalcLastBarA

If anyone can't wait for the fix, you can work around it to some degree at least by adding an instrument that's very liquid, and place it as data series 2 (or more if you are already using more than 1. I'm using the e-mini futures contract on GLOBEX as the secondary driver. A Forex instrument probab...
by janus
06 Jun 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit order cancelled & resent when using RecalcLastBarAfter
Replies: 8
Views: 2145

Re: Limit order cancelled & resent when using RecalcLastBarA

I tried a test as follows: buy 1 contract then place a sell stop well below the entry. With RecalcLastBarAfter(1) the Order and Position Tracker displays the stop order as stable when there is no activity (ie, no update tick). As soon as an update tick arrives the stop order is cancelled and a new o...
by janus
06 May 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit order cancelled & resent when using RecalcLastBarAfter
Replies: 8
Views: 2145

Re: Limit order cancelled & resent when using RecalcLastBarA

Hello howg0924, This case is being studied by our development team. This is indeed a serious issue. I will now have to check if a similar issue occurs with stop orders. Henry please also pass this to the development team to check if it's OK with you. I will try to check myself when the markets are ...
by janus
26 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Session break issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1544

Re: Session break issue [SOLVED]

I've been experiencing the same issue with MultiCharts64 Version 9.1 Release Build 12411 and the previous one but not earlier editions. I find the session break re-appears after I do a reload. I also notice that when I start MC in between sessions the session break is there. However, as soon as the ...
by janus
08 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

Janus, I appreciate your efforts. To drag something in a DOM gives me acute abdominal pain, except vertical moving of already set orders. I agree, which is why I didn't mentioned it before as I knew of this method. It's a clumsy way to place orders, especially if you are in a hurry. That's why I mu...
by janus
07 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

Ben, you have to drag the LMT icon over to the level where you want the LIMIT order placed, not just select it and click on the level. It matters not which icon is selected prior to the single-click on the DOM to enter an order as they are not linked in any way. They are two separate features.
by janus
05 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

Janus, I see you do not understand the issue and it is fine. I see now what you are getting at. It's a timing issue especially for very fast moving markets such that when you are about to place a specific order type through DOM the order type ends up changing. The SHIFT+LEFT mouse click resolves th...
by janus
03 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

You should really ask yourself why my software is forcing more to a 2 mouse click for buying 2 contracts at 15.000 while 1 contract offered @14.995 and 1 contract offered @15.000 and just 1 mouse click by going 14.995 bid ? That is hilarious !!! So my latest suggestion to use SHIFT+LEFT click to su...
by janus
02 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

Just by accident I found another way to send a buy limit order. With the SHIFT key depressed you LEFT click on the buy side. A window pops up for confirmation but that can be skipped on subsequent orders by "Do not ask me again" tick box. Is this adequate for your requirements?
by janus
02 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

If you make a single left mouse click with 50 contracts at 15.000 or above the best ask price, MC wont send and set a <LIMIT> order at 15.000 for 50 contracts. It will send and set a <STOP MARKET> order at 15.000. Yes a single left click will send a STOP order. How many times do I have to say this....
by janus
02 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

OK, then what's the problem with just using a normal buy limit order? It all can be done with one click now. I must be thick.
by janus
02 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

TJ wrote:...but the first issue is to understand the differences between the terminologies:

LIMIT
STOP
STOP-LIMIT

Who doesn't?
by janus
02 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

I went back to the original post: Related to the following screenshot, how I would be able to buy 50 contracts (just an example) @9547 at limit and without a market order with one mouse click and without being forced to change the order size on a second mouse click and further confirmation ? As depi...
by janus
02 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

I just checked and as it turns out there is a much simpler way if that's the intention. To buy at the best ask price with some room to allow for a complete fill up to an acceptable price level all one has to do is RIGHT click at a suitable limit price on the left side (blue column) of the DOM and se...
by janus
02 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

If that is the case (I did think of that too) then all one has to do is set say the stop-limit BUY order such that the stop is at or below the best ask price and the limit is set to the worst price that is acceptable (as explained earlier). A simpler order type for this scenario is a market-to-limit...
by janus
01 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Possible to plot Level 2 "Line On Close" bars on chart? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Possible to plot Level 2 "Line On Close" bars on chart? [SOLVED]

Yes I have done that some time ago. It uses the DOM_* keywords to collect the information, starting with DOM_askscount and DOM_bidscount to determine the number of levels (not all instruments have 10 levels) then use DOM_asksize and DOM_bidsize to retrieve the market depth values for each level, and...
by janus
01 Mar 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

Again, lets stay with the example and as simple as that, you just do not have a clue about the issue and you, plus the members who thanked you for your answer, do not realize the disadvantages how the <LIMIT> order above or below the market in the DOM is designed and implemented. First of all, a <L...
by janus
28 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

You clearly do not understand. Let's make it clear with the example in the entry post. Your example shows you have a limited understanding of how a stop-limit order works. Using your scenario you would enter a stop-limit buy order above the market with the stop set at 9547 and the limit set at say ...
by janus
27 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

You asked how to place a buy-limit order above the best ask, and I said you can do that with a stop-limit buy order. What part of the answer don't you understand? If it's something else you require please clearly specify your requirements.
by janus
26 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]
Replies: 36
Views: 3202

Re: Limit Order @Price X [SOLVED]

What you are asking for is a stop-limit order, which is available as the green STL button. In your case you place it above the market and it becomes a buy stop-limit order. Once the market reaches that price the order becomes a limit order to buy at the limit price or better.
by janus
14 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dynamic BI-Dimensional Array [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: Dynamic BI-Dimensional Array [SOLVED]

You can do pretty much the same thing with most other languages using DLLs. I've done it with FreeBASIC.
by janus
14 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dynamic BI-Dimensional Array [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: Dynamic BI-Dimensional Array [SOLVED]

By definition bi-dimensional means two-dimensional. As far as I know you can't create dynamic multi-dimensional arrays in EL.
by janus
07 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Paper Trader loss for no apparent reason? [SOLVED]
Replies: 28
Views: 2167

Re: A $1.1 Million loss for no apparent reason? [SOLVED]

Trim, I have noticed one issue with the chart you have supplied. The times in the comments do not align with the time axis on the chart. For example the 16:15:01 fill occurred sometime after 16:30 according to the time axis. Can you please explain the discrepancies?
by janus
07 Feb 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Paper Trader loss for no apparent reason? [SOLVED]
Replies: 28
Views: 2167

Re: A $1.1 Million loss for no apparent reason? [SOLVED]

I agree trim, the risk is too high and this must be investigated. I can't offer any suggestions other than to try and replicate it. If necessary, you should write a little loop to enter and exit using the same type of AMP execution orders. If your simulation account runs out of money then hopefully ...
by janus
21 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "Are you sure" window for Closing MC
Replies: 15
Views: 2151

Re: "Are you sure" window for Closing MC

I have just been notified that the PM feature request http://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissue.php?issue_no=MC-1080 has been declined. Please reconsider this decision. This is an absolutely vital issue. There must be a protection for unintended shut down, and I do not want to confirm 10 times the &q...
by janus
07 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Latest IB TWS software Updater [SOLVED]
Replies: 29
Views: 13139

Re: Compatible IB TWS software.. [SOLVED]

I've noticed on the TWS download site there are two versions. One is the auto-update version and the other does not auto update. The latter is called the "offline TWS". The description says: The offline installer contains everything needed to install and run the selected TWS version. The O...
by janus
07 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Latest IB TWS software Updater [SOLVED]
Replies: 29
Views: 13139

Re: Compatible IB TWS software.. [SOLVED]

OK, I'll do that. Thanks.
by janus
07 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Latest IB TWS software Updater [SOLVED]
Replies: 29
Views: 13139

Re: Compatible IB TWS software.. [SOLVED]

I've noticed that the new TWS software automatically updates itself. I haven't checked but I presume one could go back to the previous release if necessary. I can see a potential issue where something is broken and MC won't work with it properly after an update, unless this can never happen because ...
by janus
06 Jan 2016
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Easy Language vs. Power Language [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 2802

Re: Easy Language vs. Power Language [SOLVED]

Hmmm...it would be great for someone else to chime-in here on the exact scenarios where 64 bit is completely justified over 32 bit. I switched to 64-bit not long ago because I got sick and tired of seeing "out of memory" messages as I added more and more charts. Given I have 12 GB RAM I t...
by janus
30 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: GVSetNamedInt with window/chart ID info
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: GVSetNamedInt with window/chart ID info

janus, If I understand it correctly, GVSetNamedXXX/GVGetNamedXXX pair utilizes asynchronous passive pooling internally, there's no way that you put one to sleep. That being said, checking variable update_1 before actually updating variable xxx_1 might be unnecessary and thus variable update_1 might...
by janus
30 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: GVSetNamedInt with window/chart ID info
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: GVSetNamedInt with window/chart ID info

Yes I also thought of GetAppInfo(aiAppId) but it's not much use to the "receiver". How will it now which chart window it came from? That's why the "sender" indicator using an input variable with a unique predefined number as I illustrated would work. The user can then write code ...
by janus
29 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: GVSetNamedInt with window/chart ID info
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: GVSetNamedInt with window/chart ID info

This is the way I would do it. I would be set the reference input value for one chart indicator to 1 and the reference input value for the other chart indicator to 2. Let's call this input variable "id". That way the "receiver" can determine which of the two sent the message by c...
by janus
28 Dec 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: GVSetNamedInt with window/chart ID info
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: GVSetNamedInt with window/chart ID info

Not sure. I use another approach by setting an input variable for each indicator to a unique number and constructing a named integer that incorporates that number. That way the "receiver" can check each broadcasted value. I also use another named integer to inform the "receiver" ...
by janus
28 Oct 2015
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Renko bars incorrect after last MC update
Replies: 15
Views: 2629

Re: Renko bars incorrect after last MC update

Any update from MC on this? I rely on Renko charts a lot so I won't bother upgrading to the latest version if Renko bricks are not correctly built.
by janus
07 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Sharing MultiCharts database between multiple installations [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 2381

Re: Sharing MultiCharts database between multiple installati [SOLVED]

According to the Wiki site, MultiCharts 32 bit databases are incompatible with MultiCharts 64 bit. I was hoping they were compatible a long time ago but after reading that note, I didn't even bother to try to share the database between 32/64 bit versions of MC. As for sharing between MC.PL and MC.NE...
by janus
04 Dec 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC PL vs .NET version - possibilities and challenges
Replies: 12
Views: 2043

Re: MC PL vs .NET version - possibilities and challenges

My experience is from other languages, such as VB and a little C++. I suppose I can have the same argument as to whether MC.NET and MC.PL should be merged or not. I can see certain market advantages to merging them - the main one is it would attract more customers with a price entry point comparable...
by janus
08 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS versus Interactive brokers
Replies: 13
Views: 1566

Re: TS versus Interactive brokers

Note that TS tick data is poor quality. If you must stick with IB as a broker (I feel bad for you), definitely use IQ Feed for your data feed. Cheaper, clean&quick, and reliable history. That may be so but IB's is much worse according to those I know who used both. As for using IQ, I can't. It ...
by janus
08 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS versus Interactive brokers
Replies: 13
Views: 1566

Re: TS versus Interactive brokers

Oh that pacing violation. It's very annoying; almost enough for me to look for another data provider but still use IB for trading. Another point to note is IB does not offer true tick data as hinted above (eg, blocks of x ms). From my understanding TS does provide true tick data for those who need i...
by janus
01 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ATTENTION IB USERS
Replies: 30
Views: 6318

Re: ATTENTION IB USERS

Henry MultiСharts wrote:If you have 2 hours of historical data missing on your IB charts - the reason is the new Java 7, 60/65 Update.

So, does the recent MultiCharts 8.8 Release 5 minor upgrade fix this Java issue? After applying it can we use the latest Java 7? Thanks.
by janus
01 Aug 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data1 and Data2(hidden) - Indicator based on Data2
Replies: 34
Views: 3431

Re: Data1 and Data2(hidden) - Indicator based on Data2

This behaviour also results in all sorts of timing issues when working with multiple timeframes. Best solution in my opinion would be that data1 is always leading with using values calculated on other timeframes and in the case someone would like to not use data1 as leading, you can use the "i...
by janus
24 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data1 and Data2(hidden) - Indicator based on Data2
Replies: 34
Views: 3431

Re: Data1 and Data2(hidden) - Indicator based on Data2

Hi Javamarket, I have had similar frustrations with how multi timeframe is handled. On the other hand, I have managed to solve most of my problems with ADE and Global variables. It works but I would not call it elegant. regards Same here but I would call it elegant as it has its own advantages. Bes...
by janus
23 Jul 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ATTENTION IB USERS
Replies: 30
Views: 6318

Re: ATTENTION IB USERS

Note that Java 8 tentatively has been released so perhaps it's not worth worrying about trying to get MC to work with Java 7 u65 and instead wait and see when Java 8 is released fully and stable.

See https://java.com/en/download/faq/java8.xml
by janus
07 Apr 2014
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE
Replies: 139
Views: 21278

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE

MultiCharts 8.8 Release 3 is a minor upgrade that includes the hot fixes for issues in 8.8 Release reported by our customers and some minor improvements along with the all new features of MultiCharts 8.8 Release. >>>MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE – WHAT’S NEW<<< >>>Go to Download Page<<< When I use the &q...
by janus
23 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Australian XT 10yr bond future on Interactive Brokers [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1307

Re: Australian XT 10yr bond future on Interactive Brokers [SOLVED]

This is a know issue. Here's the response I got some time ago from Dave:

The problem has been confirmed and added to our fix list. Thank you for reporting.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact MultiCharts.
Best Regards,
Dave Masalov
by janus
12 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE CANDIDATE
Replies: 40
Views: 5120

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.8 RELEASE CANDIDATE

I can't wait to use some of the new features. Well done!
by janus
04 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ASCII Data not consistantly plotting
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Re: ASCII Data not consistantly plotting

OK, I will prepare the information and send it to the specified email. Thank you for your support.
by janus
04 Nov 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ASCII Data not consistantly plotting
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Re: ASCII Data not consistantly plotting

Our further analysis has shown that there is indeed a better way. ASCII mapping data source is also able to build a minute bar out of 1 tick data, same way Universal DDE can do that, I am sorry for previous misinformation. I have double checked that with MC 8.7 Release & 8.8 beta 2. That means ...
by janus
26 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data Feed that allows Simulated Trading
Replies: 7
Views: 1735

Re: Data Feed that allows Simulated Trading

That's good to know. I definitely had major issues a couple of years ago. Perhaps they changed their mind, or it wasn't kept up-to-date. The problem I had was it would work for one or two trades then stop. This is despite the fact it was working fine with the simulation account.
by janus
26 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data Feed that allows Simulated Trading
Replies: 7
Views: 1735

Re: Data Feed that allows Simulated Trading

2. For everybody: you can use the Demo Account . No registration is required. It processes your order just like a real account, but it streams old data only. Also, it's only meant for manual trading to become familiar with TWS. It's broken when used with automatic trading systems like MC, at least ...
by janus
21 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto Trading Overnight [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: Auto Trading Overnight [SOLVED]

Also note you don't have to use the specific ip-address; 127.0.0.1 is sufficient.
by janus
09 Sep 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Limit orders chart trading
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Limit orders chart trading

greenroomhoo, are you using the latest version of IB's TWS client? If not then upgrade to the latest and see if it helps.
by janus
14 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: FormatTime bug [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Re: FormatTime bug [SOLVED]

As a workaround you can use MillisecondsFromDateTime(datetime);
by janus
11 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 8.7 Release New Builds 7633/7634
Replies: 67
Views: 11049

Re: MultiCharts 8.7 Release New Builds 7633/7634

Do these loading issues only occur with 7634 or also with the previous build?
by janus
10 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: The Closes are different from yahoo and IB !!
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: The Closes are different from yahoo and IB !!

Note that reloading the data, or exiting and restarting MC will load the historical version of the IB data, which is slightly different to their real-time data, including volume. I hate that from IB. In any case, it's close enough for most purposes.
by janus
10 Aug 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: moving ave on an indicator ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Re: moving ave on an indicator ?

I think the OP is looking for a simple way to apply an indicator on an indicator without writing code, like some other packages can do. At the moment MC can't do that. It has to be done through coding like the examples above.
by janus
03 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dynamic Stops
Replies: 24
Views: 3231

Re: Dynamic Stops

This is one of the many features I like about MC; the flexibility to alter the way orders are handled. It takes a while to understand it well enough but it's well worth the effort. The method chosen is subtle and can have a critical change to the way a rule-based trading system behaves. The right se...
by janus
02 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dynamic Stops
Replies: 24
Views: 3231

Re: Dynamic Stops

I see. I made the wrong assumption we were discussing any type of order rather than say limit orders. I should have read the original post more carefully.
by janus
02 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dynamic Stops
Replies: 24
Views: 3231

Re: Dynamic Stops

The behavior has been always the same: if an order was sent but the conditions for its generation are not met any longer, the order is cancelled by MultiCharts. If you want your order to stay active at broker till it is filled, you should adjust the script to make the conditions for order generatio...
by janus
02 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dynamic Stops
Replies: 24
Views: 3231

Re: Dynamic Stops

You are correct, in MC with current implementation it works this way (let's say IOG is ON ): ⋅ Tick 1 -> Script is calculated -> Conditions of order generation are met -> Order is placed. ⋅ Tick 2 (assume the order is pending) -> Script is calculated -> Conditions of order gener...
by janus
02 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.7 RELEASE [updated]
Replies: 101
Views: 15142

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.7 RELEASE

I see what you mean. The new chart looks terrible. No thanks I won't be upgrading until it's fixed.
by janus
01 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Dynamic Stops
Replies: 24
Views: 3231

Re: Dynamic Stops

In this case the order that is sent on open of next bar, will be cancelled on next tick of that next bar because the condition is not met any more = cancel the order. I recognize that issue but I use that technique in a strategy with IOG on by testing barstatus = 2. I get around the issue you highl...
by janus
01 Jul 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.7 RELEASE [updated]
Replies: 101
Views: 15142

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.7 RELEASE

Impressive list of new features. Well done. Of course I will first upgrade on my test PC before using it on my main one. Question: is it OK to upgrade from 8.0 straight to 8.7, or should I first upgrade to 8.5 then 8.7? My test PC is already running 8.7beta but my main one is still on 8.0.
by janus
14 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 4148

Re: RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]

Janus, I don't have barstatus=-1 when the bar is open and RecalcLastBarAfter is used in MultiCharts 8.7 beta 2. Please update your MultiCharts. That's good news if "when the bar is open" is the same situation as the one I've described. What about 8.5? I'm still using 8.0 on my main PC but...
by janus
13 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 4148

Re: RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]

It's not when the bar is closed since I get a value of 2 when that happens. Yes, I use IOG. I think I know what's happening and I recall a long time ago we had this discussion before, I think. It happens when the market is very quiet, such that it extends over more than one or more bars. In other wo...
by janus
12 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 4148

Re: RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]

Although the upgrade to the latest TWs has helped, I still get barstatus = -1 on some occasions with RecalcLastBarAfter(1). It appears to be intermittent and mostly happens during a quiet periods. When it does happen and I try to submit an order, it's ignored. So, my original problem remains. Oh wel...
by janus
11 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 4148

Re: RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]

I am already using print. How do you think I knew it was -1? What I have found out though is TWS is out of date despite running the update checker daily. I upgraded to the latest one (Build 938.1h, May 1, 2013) and it now works. I no longer get -1 for barstatus. That was odd since I could still manu...
by janus
11 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 4148

Re: RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]

Don't you get barstatus = -1 with RecalcLastBarAfter(1) and the execution of the study was not the result of a real update tick but the timeout of RecalcLastBarAfter (1 second in this case)?
by janus
11 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Suggestions, annoyances, small bugs
Replies: 119
Views: 23911

Re: Suggestions, annoyances, small bugs

If it hasn't already been done I like to see a cumulative hot fix that encompasses all of them as I can see the potential of confusion as more and more individual hot fixes are rolled out. Just a thought.
by janus
11 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Suggestions, annoyances, small bugs
Replies: 119
Views: 23911

Re: Suggestions, annoyances, small bugs

But please do consider the suggestion of enabling us to plot from strategies. Even compared to the announced improvements in 9.0, enabling plotting from strategies will further streamline the workflow of your customers, and help with version management. I agree totally. I really never saw the point...
by janus
11 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 4148

Re: RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]

Has anyone found a way to submit orders successfully when the study uses RecalcLastBarAfter(1) and barstatus = -1 (meaning there was no update tick but the study executes 1 second after the previous run)? At the moment the orders are ignored when barstatus = -1 (at least with version 8.0). What is ...
by janus
11 Jun 2013
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 4148

RecalcLastBarAfter and submitting orders [SOLVED]

Has anyone found a way to submit orders successfully when the study uses RecalcLastBarAfter(1) and barstatus = -1 (meaning there was no update tick but the study executes 1 second after the previous run)? At the moment the orders are ignored when barstatus = -1 (at least with version 8.0).
by janus
19 Dec 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DOM: New exit orders management in the next version
Replies: 7
Views: 2469

Re: DOM: New exit orders management in the next version

For autotrading, for example, auto entry with exit templates, there should be a reserved word to link in your strategy to the exit templates. With complete autotrader there should be a way to link to the exit templates but also a reserved word to store the positions and targets. I mentioned a simil...
by janus
19 Dec 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: DOM: New exit orders management in the next version
Replies: 7
Views: 2469

Re: DOM: New exit orders management in the next version

Dear Users, Following multiple suggestions we have decided to change the way manual trading exit strategies are handled in the next MC 8.5 Beta. It won't be a definitive change yet, we would like to see how it goes first. At the moment, exit strategies, such as Stop Loss or Profit Target are always...
by janus
10 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long
Replies: 38
Views: 7421

Re: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long

If RecalcLastBarAfter time interval coincides at the same time a bar opens or closes, can the recalc affect the barstatus of the natural bar open or close? If as I said MC is written such that precautions are taken to avoid clashes (in this case updating the barstatus value) then any such coinciden...
by janus
06 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How Good is MC Study Protection? [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

Re: How Good is MC Study Protection? [SOLVED]

On the password protection, though, I'm confused. Doesn't the password protection only prevent the file being opened in the PowerLanguage Editor, but it can still be run when applied to a chart? If that's so, then does it provide any added protection to exporting as read-only SEF? Please note that ...
by janus
01 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long
Replies: 38
Views: 7421

Re: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long

Would there ever be a situation where RecalcLastBarAfter is triggered at the same time a new tick comes in? A new tick always overrides the RecalcLastBarAfter barstatus? ... Computers are serial processors. Nothing ever happens at the same time, either one has to precede the other. Strictly speakin...
by janus
01 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts .NET
Topic: MC.Net vs regular MC comparison list [SOLVED]
Replies: 31
Views: 8060

Re: MC.Net vs MC comparison list [SOLVED]

If I already know EasyLanguage pretty well, why would I want to switch to MC .NET? What is better about it vs. the old EL? It mostly comes down to personal preference and experience. If you are already a experienced programmer in other languages like C++ and VB, the .NET version may be the preferre...
by janus
01 Aug 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long
Replies: 38
Views: 7421

Re: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long

I understand your frustration but trading is forbidden with barstatus=-1 due to security reasons (it is causing unexpected behavour using PowerLanguage). What we can recommend in your situation is to increase the CloseBarTimeOut (from 0 or 2 seconds you have mentioned) in order to have barstatus=1 ...
by janus
27 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long
Replies: 38
Views: 7421

Re: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long

Perhaps the screenshot here will help. The yellow bars and lines are hand drawn, and denote when there was no tick update for 1 minute or more (chart is set to display empty periods). The indicator is drawn using the study which is here also. As you can see barstatus = -1 only when there is a long e...
by janus
25 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long
Replies: 38
Views: 7421

Re: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long

That is expected that barstatus will return "-1" when RecalcLastBarAfter triggers recalculation on the bar that does not exist. That's odd, I get a completely different result. Besides, the whole point of using RecalcLastBarAfter is to kick start a strategy to make computations and if req...
by janus
24 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long
Replies: 38
Views: 7421

Re: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long

As it turns out reducing the CloseBarTimeout from 300 to 2 seconds has uncovered another bug in MC. When there are no update ticks for 2 seconds after a bar is expected to close on a 1-minute chart, it is closed and barstatus returns a value of 2. On subsequent recalcs barstatus returns a value of -...
by janus
21 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long
Replies: 38
Views: 7421

Re: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long

To adjust the timeout for the bar close the following registry key can be used (time is specified in seconds): HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TS Support\MultiCharts\Shaper\CloseBarTimeout Thanks Henry, that's very useful information. A default timeout of 300 seconds explains what I'm observing. I'll ch...
by janus
19 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long
Replies: 38
Views: 7421

Re: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long

Janus, what is the resolution and chart type of the chart you are using? Resolution is 1 minute and chart type is standard candle stick. About three years ago I touched on this issue with tech support. Here is the response: The 3 seconds wait is necessary because quite often data providers send tic...
by janus
19 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long
Replies: 38
Views: 7421

Re: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long

it seems to me that new bars are formed just like it should be expected - when a new tick is incoming. Perhaps the relative 'slowness' of this instrument only makes the default behaviour more apparent. That's my point. If there's no tick at or soon after the end of bar time, there's no way the stud...
by janus
19 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long
Replies: 38
Views: 7421

Re: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long

I don't know if it's a bug, since it seems to be designed that way. It wouldn't be a bad idea to have an option like: "Generate new bar after... [_] Time expires [_] New tick received (Default)" where the user can specify how he wants bar to be formed. That's effectively what I'm now doin...
by janus
18 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long
Replies: 38
Views: 7421

closing status of a bar sometimes takes too long

I've noticed even when the markets are liquid and very active, but there's no tick update for whatever reason after the end of the expected completion of a bar for several seconds, the study does not receive a barstatus value of 2 for way too long. I expect that say around two seconds after the end ...
by janus
03 Jul 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 RELEASE
Replies: 143
Views: 17905

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 RELEASE

DRCM wrote:Hello,

Have anyone tryed IB TWS 927 (latest) with Official MC 8 ?

Thanks

I just upgraded TWS to 927.7 and performed numerous simulation trades using the latest MC 8.0. It looks like it's OK.
by janus
28 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 RELEASE
Replies: 143
Views: 17905

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 RELEASE

Hello, I Couldn't get my charts working straight after IB Idealpro back online at 22:15 London time, it stayed frozen in same position as it stoped at 22:00. Tryed to reload all data(ctrl+r), tryed to disconnect broker profile, didn't help. When I restarted TWS and MC all charts started moving exce...
by janus
26 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Saving a Desktop
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Saving a Desktop

TO_Trader wrote:Is it possible to save the desktop, as one can do in TS? I would like to save a desktop that contains all my workspaces so I don't have the open the workspaces one by one.

Me too. I wanted such a feature for some time.
by janus
26 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Adding New Data Vendor
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Adding New Data Vendor

In my opinion, that would be nice to have an official feed (unfiltred) for MC (as Kinetick for NT). No need to reinvent the wheel. Just rename/label a good feed such as CQG or IQFeed and sell it with MC as a package (maybe cheaper?). Sounds like a good idea. One condition though. The feed should be...
by janus
21 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 RELEASE
Replies: 143
Views: 17905

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 RELEASE

It would be nice if you could post the files to fix the virtual allocation problem together with releasing a new MC version ABC, Here are the links for the updates fixing the compiler issue. The updates should be included in MultiCharts installer in one of the MC 8 minor upgrades. https://dl.dropbo...
by janus
19 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multithreading details with DLL
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Multithreading details with DLL

One way is to identify uniquely each study with a code, and test it to filter which study use the global variable calls and which don't. I use text(getsymbolname,"_",getstrategyname,"_",getappinfo(aiappid):0:0,"_",basedatanumber:0:0) I then execute certain actions only ...
by janus
19 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multithreading details with DLL
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Multithreading details with DLL

In such cases where global variables are accessed by various studies (which I presume are multi- threaded) and there's a thread collision what happens? I'm hoping MC uses some kind of thread locking mechanism. I use critical sections in my own multi-threaded DLLs to avoid such collisions when they a...
by janus
13 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts.NET advantages
Replies: 55
Views: 3804

Re: MultiCharts.NET advantages

There are 2 prime reasons why a product sells: 1. the product is good 2. the product is cheap Don't just look at the sales figures. When something is popular, it does not always mean it is good. We all pick our purpose in life. So true. That's why I was attracted to AB. It's dirt cheap yet feature ...
by janus
13 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts.NET advantages
Replies: 55
Views: 3804

Re: MultiCharts.NET advantages

Well, the most famous trading software that use .NET is certainly NT. Moreover they have a large community with skilled users/developers. I think it's also the first one to have supported .NET. They have an experience :) That is true but .NET has it's issues. Performance is one, which is why AB is ...
by janus
13 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts.NET advantages
Replies: 55
Views: 3804

Re: MultiCharts.NET advantages

I think you are comparing MC.NET to the wrong alternative (NT). After briefly looking at AB, I feel that's a more appropriate comparison, at least in terms of speed and reliability.
by janus
03 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: entry pirce of subsequent entries
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: entry pirce of subsequent entries

Thank you JoshM. I must be getting old. I now remember I did come across it many months ago but I forgot about it! As a general note to the MC team, I like them to improve the help facility such that related keywords are cross-linked. For example in the case of EntryPrice, it should have a link to r...
by janus
02 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: entry pirce of subsequent entries
Replies: 4
Views: 602

entry pirce of subsequent entries

Hows does one get the entry price of other orders placed after the initial one? For example, I issue a buy order on one bar then on the next bar I issue another buy order (different label of course). Entryprice only ever returns the entry price of the first order. How do I get the entry price of the...
by janus
01 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Delay reports & ("Arrival time" versus "Time Stamp" charts)
Replies: 17
Views: 1513

Re: Delay reports & ("Arrival time" versus "Time Stamp" char

I can relate to one thing you said for sure. On reload the RSI tends to create tops/bottoms which are consistently higher or lower over all of them. This suggests an equal shift in time stamps (I suspect at the connection point between startups of MC or reloads of MC). This is the third time I've t...
by janus
01 Jun 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Delay reports & ("Arrival time" versus "Time Stamp" charts)
Replies: 17
Views: 1513

Re: Delay reports & ("Arrival time" versus "Time Stamp" char

Why not extend that to "Why have a chart?". You answered your own question one way, which is true. I knew one trader who always used a quote screen and nothing else. He was a pro and made millions. My point is different; most traders use charts, the time scale is not what they generally w...
by janus
31 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Delay reports & ("Arrival time" versus "Time Stamp" charts)
Replies: 17
Views: 1513

Re: Delay reports & ("Arrival time" versus "Time Stamp" char

Now that I am running with both check boxes turned on I may take a snapshot of the charts and do a reload just to see if they now match (if they do I will be happy). MC uses the real-time data feed while charting but uses the historical data feed when you do a reload (or start up MC). I've noticed ...
by janus
31 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Delay reports & ("Arrival time" versus "Time Stamp" charts)
Replies: 17
Views: 1513

Re: Delay reports & ("Arrival time" versus "Time Stamp" char

I tend to agree MC should automatically catch up once a data feed is operational again after a being broken. The only operational issue I would see is what happens when a study is set to automatic order execution? Will any buy/sell/cover/limit/stop orders also be generated during the bars that are a...
by janus
31 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE
Replies: 44
Views: 8183

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE

Performed detailed tests with various simulated orders and all OK thus far. Using IB and TWS Build 925.6b.
by janus
27 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: passing an array to a DLL
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: passing an array to a DLL

Thanks Emmanuel but I tried all that, and more. I asked MC support for some examples but it appears even they can't help with this. I'm beginning to suspect I need to use C++ or perhaps PowerBasic to make this work, or passing of arrays to a DLL doesn't work with MC, only with TS.
by janus
20 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts.NET - Multiple data series and time frames
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: Multicharts.NET - Multiple data series and time frames

Note this also applies to the standard MC package. For example, I wanted to write my own rainbow moving average indicator. Once I realised how much effort was required to make it work with more than just a few averages, say 20+, I gave up. It just doesn't make sense I had to insert 20+ plots and use...
by janus
19 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Multicharts.NET - Multiple data series and time frames
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: Multicharts.NET - Multiple data series and time frames

Henry Multicharts wrote:Hello Fabrice,

Such functionality is being considered. It will not be available in the first beta, but we will most likely add it in one of the next beta versions.

Please make it a high priority enhancement. It's very much needed.
by janus
08 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

For those who use event handlers in their scripts, can you please confirm or deny whether you experience the same problem as I'm having using the following scenario, but using your own entry and exit handlers? I have a multi-series chart with 3 plots, corresponding to data series 1 to 3. When datanu...
by janus
06 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

the Chart Shift feature is simply a nuisance to me. i horizontally re-size charts occasionally and the Chart Shift feature causes text to the right of bars to go out of view. please go back to having a fixed number of bars to the right in addition to having Chart Shift for those who like it. I agre...
by janus
06 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

bowlesj3, guess what. I just upgraded my production PC to 8.0 beta3. I now have the exact same issue as you. I forgot I was plotting something in the future like you. Now one of my indicators is broken. I can work around this for now as it's not critical for my trading but it is still a wonder why i...
by janus
05 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

You can have a TWS real acct AND TWS Simulated account working on the same computer at the same time. I have tried it and it works, then you can have your real system running on one computer and your simulated testing system on another computer using your home network. I tried it and it works. Port...
by janus
05 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

I have to display my stuff on the portion out front. This is in fact why I bought MC in the first place. I see why you need to use the price and bar information to "extend" the plot into the future. I hope they fix this as I may have a need of such a feature in the near future (no pun int...
by janus
05 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

I did a quick read. Upgrading on Friday has some advantages. For example, I just discovered the bar spacing fix for MC 8.0 Beta 3 does not work and I am back to MC 7.4 again. So some stuff can be tested on the weekend. That's true. Yes the playback helps for some testing (bit if a pain when only ba...
by janus
05 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

Let me try one more time to explain it. When I have 51 bars out front and I place a vertical line calculated to be at the 50th bar out front, no matter what bar spacing I have chosen that 51st bar should still be showing on the chart such that the vertical line at the 50th bar on the chart is also ...
by janus
05 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

Well said bowlesj3. I couldn't agree more. There is one problem though. Over the weekend, at least with IB, one can't perform tests with the simulation account to check out the new software prior to the markets opening on Monday. The simulation account relies on the real market. I know there's a dem...
by janus
05 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

Actually a vote count of 5 suggests otherwise and I did say I was not going to upgrade unless I could give high odds that this command was working based upon what I have been reading in this thread. OK, I'm not the only one. I got too carried away since I was the one that reported it first (as far ...
by janus
05 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

I am glad the RecalcLastBarAfter has a hot fix and that I may not even have to use it. Even though I have gotten very good at rolling back (with 3 roll backs in total now since MC 3.0) I was not going to upgrade from MC 7.4 to MC 8.0 beta 3 until I got a feel for the fact that this command may stil...
by janus
04 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

and let me think, as Janus, that you do not have at all any quality procedure in the process of releasing a new release. janus, Fabrice, We are very disapointed to hear that. That is simply not true. Please do not post inacurate information. There are five representatives in MultiCharts Customer su...
by janus
04 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

Oh, and one other thing. As a result of another serious bug with 7.4, I was informed by support I should try out 8.0 beta 3 to see if it was fixed. It was. What is the best course of action? Go to 8.0 beta 3 for my real trading, wait for the final release of 8.0 as apparently it's very close, or sub...
by janus
04 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

MultiCharts 8.0 Beta 3 is a BETA version, not the release one. It does have some issues as every beta version of every product has and we are working on them at the moment. We also address and fix all the reported issues. Thanks for the quick fix for the RecalcLastBarAfter. However, I need to pick ...
by janus
03 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

This is a known issue which should be fixed in the next version. I've logged an issue titled "RecalcLastBarAfter broken" on PM. If this affects you please vote for it. I need it fixed ASAP as I can no longer auto trade with 7.4 due to another bug but prefer to move to 8.0 as it has this o...
by janus
03 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

This is a known issue which should be fixed in the next version. Should be fixed? I presume you mean will be fixed. MC is useless to me without that feature. Now I don't have a stable version of MC at all! Version 7.4 is broken as it won't cancel an exit limit order when I stop issuing the order in...
by janus
03 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?

When ever I change a setting in the database a GV is set and this triggers the recalculate which causes the BBs to be redrawn with the new parameters. That was my first use for the command once I discovered it. Like I said, I have found at least a few other uses. I see now how it has some uses. Can...
by janus
03 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?

We must be talking about two different things. I wasn't aware of a the recalculate command. I was talking about the RecalcLastBarAfter command as used below. The study recalcs every two seconds, or sonner if there's an update tick. The variable printed shows it's incremented by one regardless and st...
by janus
03 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?

Yes .NET sounds interesting. I am not sure I want to go through much learning curve these days (hoping to get a life back :-) but I would be interested in doing a quick scan of the features it provides to see if I want to dig in. We must be of the same age as I have the same feeling. Anyway, gettin...
by janus
03 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?

I know what you mean. I've been doing something very similar for some time now, except I've been using a DLL to store my variables that I want to keep, which includes string types. I also use GVs in some cases to share small amounts of data between studies. This is one of a few reasons why I hate th...
by janus
03 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?

I'm not sure what you mean by "hidden recalculate is different than the recalculate command". All I know is an IntraBarPersist variable will retain its value on the next run of the study regardless of whether the run was triggered by a real update tick or by RecalcLastBarAfter. The questio...
by janus
03 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?

However the recalculate command completely restarts the study and all variables will be reinit to their init values in the variables section regardless of the use of intrabarpersist or not. Wrong! A recalc does not reinitialise variables marked as IntraBarPersist. I just proved it myself with a sim...
by janus
03 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

Funny, I was thinking the same thing yesterday but on 8.0 beta 2? Neil. If you are referring to RecalcLastBarAfter, I can't recall myself as I've been using 7.4 most of the time. If the problem has been around since then, I find it surprising it hasn't been fixed in beta 3. Can anyone else confirm ...
by janus
03 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: What is the purpose of the EL "Recalculate" function?

I use recalculate a lot. I use it in the lastbaronchart section. As do I. I've been using IntraBarPesist for my variables that I want to keep updated on each tick. So what's the difference between using IntraBarPesist and RecalcPersist in a study using RecalcLastBarAfter ? Does it mean IntraBarPesi...
by janus
02 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3
Replies: 102
Views: 11297

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 3

Is anyone using this beta for real trading purposes? If so, are you happy with it? I'm just getting fed up with 7.4 as I just discovered yet another serious bug but can't be bothered to report it if I can use this beta with confidence (the bug doesn't exit in this release). Update: I think I may hav...
by janus
01 May 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: passing an array to a DLL
Replies: 2
Views: 853

passing an array to a DLL

Can someone please post an example DLL of how to receive a MC 1-dimensional array using ELKit32? Presumably it will be in C++, which is fine but I will need to convert it to FreeBasic or PowerBasic.
by janus
16 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "This" reserved word
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: "This" reserved word

If you are saying you have a system that generates a new buy or sell signal intrabar and you want to execute an order ASAP to avoid lags caused by end of bar processing, then you can do that now with MC. I'm sure you already knew that. I think we're talking past each other, and respectively any furt...
by janus
15 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "This" reserved word
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: "This" reserved word

wall richard, you are confusing trading style with program language syntax. If a trader doesn't realise the difference between intrabar trading and end of bar trading then perhaps that trader should find another line of work. All I'm suggesting is a small addition to the PL language to provide a way...
by janus
15 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "This" reserved word
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: "This" reserved word

I don't think you understand the implications... What do you say to the thousands of users who has been using this method for the past 20+ years with profitable results? Tell them to re-write their codes? Couldn't agree more. That's why my suggestion is so much better, and far less confusing to exi...
by janus
14 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "This" reserved word
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: "This" reserved word

wall richard, I used to have exactly the same thoughts as you until I realised it would cause backward compatibility issues for those who do not want to trade intrabar, and lead to even more confusion. Besides, I doubt very much they would make such a drastic change to MC as you suggest. At least wi...
by janus
12 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rapid order turnaround
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: Rapid order turnaround

MC 8.0 Release Candidate is expected on the end of the next week. MC 8.0 Release is expected in two-three weeks after RC. That's really good news. Thanks. I'll wait for the official release since it's so soon. Once I have upgraded my production environment I will repeat the stress tests to see if t...
by janus
11 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rapid order turnaround
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: Rapid order turnaround

Order management has been improved in 8.0 beta 2. Please let us know the results of your tests. I will. A possible issue is I'm running 8.0 beta 2 on a much slower PC and it's possible that may make a difference. I'm tempted to upgrade my production environment to 8.0 beta 2 but as I said a number ...
by janus
11 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rapid order turnaround
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: Rapid order turnaround

Please use the suggestions provided by Andrew and let us know if this issue will reappear. We will do our best to help you. Thanks I did see his comment. Not sure if it will help but I will find out. One thing I've found out is I haven't experienced the problem with MC 8.0 beta 2. I have a study th...
by janus
10 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS build 924.3a breaks MC
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: TWS build 924.3a breaks MC

Henry Multicharts wrote:The issue with TWS version 924.3a is confirmed. We are working on it already.
At the moment we recommend to roll back to the previous TWS version.

That's good. Will it be just a hot fix for just MC 8.0 beta 2, or will there be one for 7.4 as well?
by janus
10 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently
Replies: 53
Views: 2945

Re: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently

Currently (prior to MC 8.0 RC) when the connection to one of the TWS servers is lost-MultiCharts knows that and disables the broker profile. Then it tries to re-establish the connection. Auto trading will be turned off if the connection is not re-established within the timeout specified in File->Br...
by janus
10 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS build 924.3a breaks MC
Replies: 7
Views: 719

TWS build 924.3a breaks MC

Just upgraded TWS from 922.6 to 924.3a. Order management in MC no longer works properly. I tried this on MC 4.7 build 5032 and 8.0 Beta 2.0 (on two separate PCs). I then went to the previous release of TWS 923.9a that was available for download at IB's site. Both MC builds work fine again. I thought...
by janus
06 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: where's QM?
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: where's QM?

If TJ's suggestion doesn't work try one of these approaches: 1. Use ALT+TAB to switch to the off-screen application. 2. Press ALT-SPACE to bring up the system menu (you won't see it because it is off screen) 3. Press R to select the "Restore" menu choice to ensure the window isn't maximise...
by janus
06 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Reverse marketposition
Replies: 11
Views: 1112

Re: Reverse marketposition

See Henry, even you are confused sometimes. Don't worry even I do sometimes despite the fact I've been using MC for over two years now. The cover orders are: sell and buytocover To go net short use sellshort , and to go net long use buy . These keyword names are so confusing especially for novices. ...
by janus
05 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently
Replies: 53
Views: 2945

Re: TWS disconnects during trading hours frequently

Currently IB API provides the status for HMDS and Market data servers in general, but not for each server separately. When the connection to one of the servers is lost-MultiCharts knows that and disables the broker profile. We will disable this check and if one of the servers is disconnected-broker...
by janus
05 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How does the auto trading work ?
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: How does the auto trading work ?

Yes, there should be no problem. The strategy should behave like it was not turned off. Yes that's so for simple strategies but for more complex ones like mine that incorporate pyramid style trading techniques, I have to store certain parameters into a file and then reload them into the strategy wh...
by janus
05 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Not getting fills on the IB Sim
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Not getting fills on the IB Sim

My algo had this order up well before price touched it...even then price actually crossed it several times and still no fill on the IB Sim, the order was not sent.. MC says i'm connected to IB ok.....help... Not sure if this is related but I had similar issues on that day. I called IB about it and ...
by janus
05 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rapid order turnaround
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: Rapid order turnaround

This issue's status has been changed to 'Not a bug'. Pelase refer to the corresponding PM request for more details. The issues were not answered fully. No matter, I suspect the problems I encountered were the result of using the simulation account where orders are stalled when there are insufficien...
by janus
05 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "This" reserved word
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: "This" reserved word

We would like to get more feedback from our users on this subject. Please submit a feature request to the Project Management of our web site so other users can vote for it: https://www.multicharts.com/pm/ Feature request submitted, please see https://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissue.php?issue_no=MC...
by janus
04 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "This" reserved word
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: "This" reserved word

We would like to get more feedback from our users on this subject. Please submit a feature request to the Project Management of our web site so other users can vote for it: https://www.multicharts.com/pm/ I just wanted to bring this confusion to the attention of readers of this forum but now that y...
by janus
03 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "This" reserved word
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: "This" reserved word

Buy This Bar On Close; Description from Help: Buy a user-set number of shares on close of this bar. Close of this bar=closing tick of this bar="barstatus=2" The point I'm making is the term "bar" and "tick" are confusing. Orders using "next" with IOG turned o...
by janus
02 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "This" reserved word
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: "This" reserved word

I have checked it on MC 7.4 release and MC 8.0 beta 2. It works as expected in these versions. Please let me know what exact version you are referring to. Yes it now works but only if the order is sent when barstatus = 2. In other words, even with IOG turned on, "this" orders are not sent...
by janus
02 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: execution of limit orders creating problems
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: execution of limit orders creating problems

Thanks Dave for letting me know about the hot fix. I'm now even more shocked it wasn't communicated more appropriately. Why isn't a newer version of MC released incorporating the fix? I find this very distributing and puzzling. How many other major problems exist that have hot fixes? Surely at a min...
by janus
02 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: execution of limit orders creating problems
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: execution of limit orders creating problems

Yes, it's not good. I was hoping it was a problem at my end but it now does appear it's a problem with 7.4. For for all intents and purposes 7.4 is dead and should be pulled unless a hot fix can be provided ASAP. The bug is critical. Either go back to 7.0 or take the chance with 8.0 beta. I'm not in...
by janus
02 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 2
Replies: 127
Views: 9457

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 2

I am still on v7.0, and I am reluctant to upgrade to v7.4 because I don't know how it will impact my trading. Probably nothing will happen, or even if something is affected, I won't be able to quickly pinpoint the problem to the ticks, and make immediate corrective actions. It is not just a change,...
by janus
02 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "This" reserved word
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: "This" reserved word

Henry Multicharts wrote:That is possible to send a market order on the close of the current bar using the statement

Code: Select all

buy this bar on close;

Well, it didn't work! I used:
buy 2 contracts this bar on close
and nothing happened.
by janus
02 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: execution of limit orders creating problems
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: execution of limit orders creating problems

One other point. Am I the only MC user in the world using partial exists? Is this for real? This must goe to show MC is not very popular. Such a major bug would have been picked up almost immediately if it appeared in a new release of say TS or NT Trader. I didn’t pick it up until I started to use t...
by janus
02 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: execution of limit orders creating problems
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: execution of limit orders creating problems

Henry Multicharts wrote:Hello Janus,

There has been a confirmed issue in MC 7.4 with partial exits. It is already fixed in MultiCharts 8.0
Please update to the latest version 8.0 beta 2 to fix this issue.

No, not good enough. I need it in 7.4. I won't use a beta to trade with real money. Please supply a hot fix.
by janus
02 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: execution of limit orders creating problems
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: execution of limit orders creating problems

I tried to replicate this behavior, and something weird happened: the submitting of a second limit order failed, and the strategy could not close the open position. Please see attached screenshot for my strategy properties. I can't go past the first cover so I can't tests subsequent orders. In my c...
by janus
02 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: execution of limit orders creating problems
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: execution of limit orders creating problems

JoshM wrote:What is the problem here?

It's both but I'm now focusing on the cover not working. The odd thing is I see it on both of my computers. It worked on version 7.0 yesterday. Clearly I need to get support to look at it. Something is really odd.
by janus
01 Apr 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: execution of limit orders creating problems
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: execution of limit orders creating problems

Well, I upgraded my test PC from 7.0 to 7.4 (latest build) and the problem is now there too, same as on my production PC. Next, I removed MC on the test PC but kept the studies, database, etc. After re-installing it the problem was still there. Next, I removed MC completely, studies, database, etc. ...
by janus
31 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Closing all open postiions
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Closing all open postiions

I've been sending them only once as you suggested and I also check MarketPosition_at_Broker to make sure it becomes 0 within a certain number of update ticks. If it fails to do so I send out alarms. I do the same with all my orders checking to make sure MarketPosition_at_Broker reaches the expected ...
by janus
30 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "This" reserved word
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: "This" reserved word

That is possible to execute during this bar with the help of "This" code word. Does this include market orders being sent to the broker? I thought "this bar" was generally used for historical backtesting purposes only, and it will not generate a market on close order in real-tim...
by janus
30 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: execution of limit orders creating problems
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: execution of limit orders creating problems

I just tried it on my older PC running 7.0 instead of the latest 7.4, and it worked fine. I'll upgrade the older one and see if it still works. The only other difference is the older one is running W7 32-bit instead of W7 64-bit.
by janus
29 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: "This" reserved word
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: "This" reserved word

Most non-intrabar signals are executed next bar, usually on open. MC EL has a "This" reserved word. Would a signal using "this bar" execute during the current bar? Stork If you are looking for a way to execute orders at the broker in the current bar, or at least at the end of th...
by janus
29 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: execution of limit orders creating problems
Replies: 15
Views: 977

execution of limit orders creating problems

I have a major problem when my limit orders are filled. A test scenario is as follows: 1. Send a buy order for 2 contracts and wait for them to be filled. 2. When filled I then send a sell limit order for 1 contract and wait for it to be filled. 3. When filled I then turn off automatic execution of ...
by janus
27 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Closing all open postiions
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Closing all open postiions

What does everyone now use to cover all their existing positions in a strategy? I've been using: buytocover all contracts next bar at market; sell all contracts next bar at market; and only execute these two statements once, not on every update tick or recalculation (using RecalcLastBarAfter). Is th...
by janus
24 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Once with ReCalcLastBarAfter
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

Re: Once with ReCalcLastBarAfter

Your're right, there is no Once page in the wiki. But there's an small segment in EasyLanguage Essentials (pdf page 57, found here ) about it: scr.24-03-2012 15.00.17.png I don't understand the need to use currentbar in the first example. Also, strictly speaking the first example is executed 4 time...
by janus
24 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: detection of filled orders
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: detection of filled orders

It would be a very rare condition indeed, especially with IOG on,.. True it would be rare but that's not really good enough when one is dealing with serious money. Now I'm not suggesting MC is the only platform that may experience such an issue. It's possible they all do, but it's also possible one...
by janus
23 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: detection of filled orders
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: detection of filled orders

This would be a really rare coincidence. It is hard to predict the behavior in such situation as there are multiple factors that should be taken into account. We cannot imagine what will happen on the broker end, but from MultiCharts end we are doing our best to handle your signals the most appropr...
by janus
23 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rapid order turnaround
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: Rapid order turnaround

Please share the PM issue number once you create it. As it turned out the issue has changed. It was a mistake in my code that caused certain orders to be dropped. Once I fixed the code I discovered another issue with the exact same result but with a twist. The problem happens only in very quiet mar...
by janus
22 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rapid order turnaround
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: Rapid order turnaround

I replicated the problem during another one of my tests. I'm wondering if the cause of the problem is actually at IB's end and not MC. In any case I'll open a trouble ticket rather than continue the discussion here.
by janus
20 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: detection of filled orders
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: detection of filled orders

I'm referring to an order that has been submitted to and received by IB but not yet filled. Thanks for the list of scenarios. It all makes sense. I'm using IOG with RecalcLastBarAfter sometimes at not at other times. As I suspected the current behaviour is expected. There's one other scenario, which...
by janus
20 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rapid order turnaround
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: Rapid order turnaround

Hello Janus, Please provide a sample script for better understanding of your case. What symbol are you trading and what is the chart resolution? Is IOG turned on for the signal? Are you trading this symbol from one chart with 1 signal code? Are you using regular or FA IB account? What exact version...
by janus
20 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing data in offline mode
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Missing data in offline mode

Thanks for the tips Henry. I will check it again in about three months when the front month contract expires. Even if it does it again, and I suspect it will possibly for the reason I highlighted, I don't think I'll worry about. It's just one day our of every three months.
by janus
19 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: slow to close open positions
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: slow to close open positions

It's been a year since anyone has made a comment and answered my question here. Anyone dare to comment on such a critical part as order management when pyramid type strategies are used? Those who pyramid their orders would be well advised to take note on these various settings and how they actually ...
by janus
19 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: detection of filled orders
Replies: 8
Views: 870

detection of filled orders

Question on how MC processes filled orders. After an order to buy/sell/cover is sent to say IB, does MC constantly force the study to run regardless of whether there was an update tick or not? It appears to do so, sometimes immediately and at other times after a second or so, until the order is fill...
by janus
19 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rapid order turnaround
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: Rapid order turnaround

After doing some tests it appears positions can go bad. For example, if I send a buy order then on the next tick I send a sellshort order, I've seen a few times the market position at the broker ending up flat or being short 2 instead of short 1. So, it looks like I'll have to queue the orders mysel...
by janus
17 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Fast removal of strange off topic posts.
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: Fast removal of strange off topic posts.

I agree it would be a welcome feature. Just about all other forums I use have a similar feature whereby a Terms of Use Violation (TUV) or Code of Conduct Violation (CCV) can be submitted to the moderators, with comments.
by janus
17 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Rapid order turnaround
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Rapid order turnaround

I've discovered a possible issue with my strategy, although it would be very rare. Let's say I have a sell order that is submitted to IB then soon afterwards I have a buy signal generated before the sell order was filled and acknowledged by the study. What should I do? I see at least two options. On...
by janus
15 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing data in offline mode
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Missing data in offline mode

I did some more checks and the latest occurrence of problem happened when the instrument in question had expired part way through the day, which is a sort of dumb thing for the exchange to do especially these days. The contract is the ASX200 SPI futures and it expired around mid-day. At other tradin...
by janus
15 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing data in offline mode
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Missing data in offline mode

Please let me know who is your data feed and what resolution you are using. Data feed is IB and I have several plots open with resolutions ranging from 1-minute to 10-minute. I'm going to do some further tests to see if occurs across instruments other than the one I've focused on, which happens to ...
by janus
14 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Missing data in offline mode
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Missing data in offline mode

Very often when I exit MC while it was running in real-time mode then enter it in off-line mode, I can't view the most recent data collected part way through the last session. It appears I have to wait until the current session is completed while in real-time mode before I can see it in off-line mod...
by janus
14 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: intrabarpersist variables not reset to their initial values
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: intrabarpersist variables not reset to their initial val

I see now. I forgot the script executes each historical bar 4 times (barstatus = 1,1,1,2). Perhaps more appropriately once would be enough but I know this will not change so I won't be concerned about it.
by janus
13 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: intrabarpersist variables not reset to their initial values
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: intrabarpersist variables not reset to their initial val

I've performed some basic tests and discovered the issue arises only for signals not indicators. Here's my code to demonstrate the issue. The output for a signal study is as follows: Normal variable set to 1 Intrabarpersist variable set to 1 Normal variable set to 1 Normal variable set to 1 Normal v...
by janus
13 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: intrabarpersist variables not reset to their initial values
Replies: 4
Views: 578

intrabarpersist variables not reset to their initial values

I've noticed that intrabarpersist variables are not reset to their initial values when a study is re-executed when the "maximum number of bars study will reference" is not large enough, while other variables are reset. Is this normal? It may present a problem where the study expects the in...
by janus
12 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Replay feature
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Replay feature

Yes bowlesj3 I've noticed the same problem, and using a similar workaround. A true replay feature to re-enact virtually the same conditions as when the data was collected in real-time won't be possible until sub second timestamps are used (ie, milliseconds). For my current proposes this isn't necess...
by janus
11 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Replay feature
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Replay feature

I think I found a workaround. All I need to do is insert all the other 6 charts into the 1-minute chart window and make them invisible to avoid the clutter. The downside with this workaround is now I have lots of studies executed twice as I still need to watch the indicators on the other 6 charts. I...
by janus
10 Mar 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Replay feature
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Replay feature

Unless I'm not using it properly I'm disappointed with the so called replay feature. All I want to do is step forward manually one bar at a time over historical data in off-line mode to examine how my studies work from one bar to the next. I have a signal study and several indicator studies applied ...
by janus
13 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1
Replies: 128
Views: 11993

Re: MULTICHARTS 8.0 BETA 1

The new symbol_ keywords are a great idea. It should get around my pet hate with the MaxBarsBack feature. Hopefully, I will be able to access past data of any age without causing the study to rest itself simply because it went back more than MaxBarsBack. Still, I would have preferred my original sug...
by janus
13 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: skip identical ticks
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: skip identical ticks

Yes it should be an option. In my case I only use price and not volume but some (maybe even most) will need it. So the default probably should be the other way even though some will want to skip the extra calcs as I would. Agree too. What is really odd is why would MC do this in the first place aft...
by janus
13 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: skip identical ticks
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: skip identical ticks

PLEASE do not implement surprises that people are not expecting. As ABC noted above, please make this option consistent throughout MultiCharts. ps. With today's inexpensive and powerful computers, I do not see any need (or reasons) to skip any calculations. If a user's computer is overloaded, I am ...
by janus
11 Feb 2012
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: skip identical ticks
Replies: 9
Views: 821

skip identical ticks

Please confirm what "skip identical ticks" does. I'm assuming it means if the volume changes but the price is the same then the indicator is not recalculated even though "update on every tick" is checked. Is this correct or is there something more to it?
by janus
27 Dec 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MULTICHARTS 7.4
Replies: 58
Views: 4374

Re: MULTICHARTS 7.4

Great christmas present. :) Just wondering, will updating reset the QuoteManager settings like Custom Sessions, edited exchange settings or corrected symbol root settings? I hope not! If it does reset them, we should at least be given instructions on how to export such settings form the previous re...
by janus
22 Dec 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Teaser for the upcoming release
Replies: 36
Views: 3725

Re: Teaser for the upcoming release

Question: Will we be able to install BOTH 32 bit and 64 bit versions of MC on the same computer ?? (so for example, we could use 32 bit ver for trading and 64 bit ver for testing ? - not at the same time though) Excellent point. It's actually mandatory otherwise a lot of us who have developed custo...
by janus
22 Dec 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Build a DOM with EL ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1504

Re: Re:

Yes, this is a must have feature. I've added my vote. It really should be number priority by now.
by janus
21 Nov 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Preliminary documentation for new reserved words in MC7
Replies: 26
Views: 5438

Re: Preliminary documentation for new reserved words in MC7

I stand corrected then. This is such great news I'll now accelerate the migration of my studies to the latest version of MC to test these new features.
by janus
18 Nov 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Preliminary documentation for new reserved words in MC7
Replies: 26
Views: 5438

Re: Preliminary documentation for new reserved words in MC7

What I mean is the ability for MC to synch perfectly with the status of all open contracts and orders at the broker's side after each time one exits then re-enters MC, without the need to program a study to do it. This includes the placement of the necessary arrows on the charts at the right dates a...
by janus
17 Nov 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Preliminary documentation for new reserved words in MC7
Replies: 26
Views: 5438

Re: Preliminary documentation for new reserved words in MC7

34. ChangeMarketPosition Places the order with set name and price on the chart (only). The order placed is NEVER sent to the broker, even when auto trading is ON. This reflects my understanding of the facts, to wit, that ChangeMarketPosition is intended to adjust the state of your strategy/chart (s...
by janus
27 Sep 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Preliminary documentation for new reserved words in MC7
Replies: 26
Views: 5438

Re: Preliminary documentation for new reserved words in MC7

I agree Henry. It is not worth changing the name. However maybe the manual could be MC_TL_GetActive (Get Currently Selected/Highlighted) This would give the new user an immediate hint as to the difference from the TS version. Event better if the TS version had a similar bracketed hint. I could use ...
by janus
29 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Synch and Auto Trading
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Synch and Auto Trading

Excellent.
by janus
29 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Synch and Auto Trading
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Synch and Auto Trading

You can write into your signals a check regarding MarketPosition_at_Broker and use the ChangeMarketPosition keyword to change the market position accordingly. That's what I will do; when the final release of MC7 is done. I've already coded most of the work in MC6, and it works fine in off-line mode...
by janus
28 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Synch and Auto Trading
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Synch and Auto Trading

I was thinking of using the feature Assume the initial market position at the broker the SAME AS on the CHART to synch with the actual position at the broker after restarting MC. I'm not too clear on how this works. I presume one first has to generate the signal on the chart at the same entry price ...
by janus
20 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: OpenEntryPrice and OpenEntryProfit
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: OpenEntryPrice and OpenEntryProfit

You can use the ChangeMarketPosition to place a 'fake' order on your chart - this word is still undocumented. For all intents and purposes this will change your market position without sending anything to the broker, you can use it for 'assigning' an initial position on your chart. You can for inst...
by janus
16 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: More ways to execute a study is now posted.
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: More ways to execute a study is now posted.

By the sounds of it bowlesj3 you don't need to trade in high frequency mode. Most traders are like that. I have two broad approaches to trading. One is longer term like yours so the orders can be placed manually if need be, but I use my own DT plugin to ready the orders, and hit either the confirm o...
by janus
16 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: More ways to execute a study is now posted.
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: More ways to execute a study is now posted.

Hi bowlesj3. I'm not sure if you have noticed but barstatus = -1 when a study is executed beacuse of another instrument running alongside the main chart. I use this to skip past my code since there is no real new information other than to let me know the other instrument received an update. I used t...
by janus
15 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: More ways to execute a study is now posted.
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: More ways to execute a study is now posted.

Thanks bowlesj3 for doing this on our behalf. I consider this an essential feature, and added my vote. Having said that the recent introduction of RecalcLastBarAfter may be all that is required, provided another enhancement is done (which I will come to below) at least for those who have extensive p...
by janus
15 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS 918 upgrade breaks MC?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: TWS 918 upgrade breaks MC?

Stan, can MC_IB.zip be used for 6.01 as well as 6.02?
by janus
14 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS 918 upgrade breaks MC?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: TWS upgrade breaks MC?

TJ wrote:MC DT uses a different update plug-in:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8751

So, this means MC 6 users are stuck without a fix? I find this unacceptable given the official release is still 6.
by janus
14 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS 918 upgrade breaks MC?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: TWS upgrade breaks MC?

Please see this issue for the appropriate updater files - https://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissue.php?issue_no=MC-414 Stan, the updater fails on my Vista PC running MC 7.0 Beta 4. The message is: Product: MultiCharts Discretionary Trader Path: ERROR: '' doesn't exists. Product probably is not inst...
by janus
14 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS 918 upgrade breaks MC?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: TWS upgrade breaks MC?

Stan Bokov wrote:Please see this issue for the appropriate updater files - https://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissue ... _no=MC-414

I haven't checked yet if upgrading MC 6.01 (6.1?) to 6.02 will work. Is it a waste of time doing so? Should I just wait for the official release of MC 7?
by janus
14 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS 918 upgrade breaks MC?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: TWS upgrade breaks MC?

Thanks aiti for the confirmation. I'm really surprised that TSS have dropped the ball on this one.
by janus
13 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS 918 upgrade breaks MC?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: TWS upgrade breaks MC?

Upgraded 7.0 to Beta 4 and unfortunately it didn't fix the problem. So, the latest TWS upgrade is inoperable, at least for my two systems. So, is there anyone who is using the latest TWS successfully?
by janus
13 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS 918 upgrade breaks MC?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: TWS upgrade breaks MC?

Thanks TJ, I'll give that a try. That did cross my mind but according to Stan you don't need to switch if you don't trade automatically. Will soon find out.
by janus
13 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TWS 918 upgrade breaks MC?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

TWS 918 upgrade breaks MC?

I just upgraded to the latest Windows standalone TWS version 918.4. MC no longer connects to TWS. I downgraded to the previous release 917.8 and it works fine. I then upgraded again to 918.4 and the problem came back. I'm still running MC 6.01. Cleaning out the temporary files for Java and rebooting...
by janus
10 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: OpenEntryPrice and OpenEntryProfit
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: OpenEntryPrice and OpenEntryProfit

Is there also an undocumented command to assign the initial market position at the Broker the same way as it is done currently via the MC app when this feature is enabled under Strategy Properties -> Auto Trading?
by janus
06 Jun 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: OpenEntryPrice and OpenEntryProfit
Replies: 4
Views: 552

OpenEntryPrice and OpenEntryProfit

I've accidentally came across these new keywords. They are OpenEntryPrice(n) and OpenEntryProfit(n), where n = 0, 1, 2, ...., OpenEntriesCount; and is an index to the open positions. These keywords are exactly what I wanted but wasted a lot of time trying to achieve the same results my own way befor...
by janus
30 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Gradient color
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Gradient color

Here's an sample image using the uploaded study. It displays three color bars. The first has 5 colors, the second has 10 colors, and the third has 100 colors.

I use this function when I need a more realistic rainbow style color distribution for my indicator lines.
by janus
29 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto trading
Replies: 17
Views: 1319

Re: Auto trading doubles the position

Hi JoshM. Sorry for the late reply; for some reason I didn't get an email alert - I suspect there's a bug in the notification system as it has happened a few times lately. Anyway, as for listing the quirks, I actually would love to. I have already started building a sort of quirk list but it's not v...
by janus
29 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Australian Traders
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Australian Traders

Yes, I am.
by janus
28 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Gradient color
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Gradient color

I posted a good spectrum to rgb conversion utility some time ago: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6654&p=28301&hilit=spectrum#p28301
by janus
20 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Auto trading
Replies: 17
Views: 1319

Re: MegaBug: Auto trading doubles the position!!

All very good and valid points TJ. One other point is the programer has to understand the various peculiarities of coding in MC's language. I'm not referring to the language itself but the way MC processes and submits orders to the broker in question. I've found this task not very intuitive and alie...
by janus
17 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS update
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

Re: TS update

Stan Bokov wrote:Use the ChangeMarketPosition keyword in conjunction with PlaceMarketOrder, and you will get the result you want.

Thanks Stan. Sounds good. However, I haven't migrated to MC7 beta yet, and won't for my trading until it's finalized.
by janus
12 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Submitting feature Ideas more easily.
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Submitting feature Ideas more easily.

I was thinking along a similar line when I posted my most recent suggestion on this forum. I agree PM is an excellent tool, but one drawback is that a feature request submitted there is effectively hidden form most users because I suspect they don't frequently visit PM just to view them. They mostly...
by janus
12 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS update
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

Re: TS update

The new keyword "PlaceMarketOrder" will do that: https://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8558 Yes, indeed, In fact I've been using if for some time now. However, it's not the same thing. That keyword overrides the built-in order management system. I only use that ke...
by janus
11 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: TS update
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

Re: TS update

Imagine being able to automatically monitor market depth and be alerted, or even place a trade, the moment your rule or trigger is met. I presume this means an order, such as a limit or at market order can be submitted immediately rather than waiting for the next update tick when IOG is turned on, ...
by janus
07 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart loading. Data backfilling.
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Chart loading. Data backfilling.

Tresor, yes the issues I raised in PM are related but not the same. One of the issues I raised was to inconsistency between what the editor in QM shows and what MC is displaying when watching a real-time chart. The problem I see is mostly not of MC's making but of IB's making. If the real-time and h...
by janus
06 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Pause / sleep / wait
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Pause / sleep / wait

You could write a DLL that executes the MS Windows Sleep or SleepEx function to wait so many milliseconds, but I think I saw somewhere how one can access the MS functions directly out of a study. I can't recall the details though. Perhaps I was dreaming.
by janus
06 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart loading. Data backfilling.
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Chart loading. Data backfilling.

I agree DRCM. It shouldn't be taking that long on subsequent reloads if you reload MC regularly. I can understand it if you don't restart MC for several days because on the next reload MC will load all the historical data from the historical feed. I think this is happens if a data feed provides hist...
by janus
03 May 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Using Ghost backups/returns to keep MC running fast.
Replies: 17
Views: 1106

Re: Using Ghost backups/returns to keep MC running fast.

I prefer the latter because it means I don't have yet another To-Do List for my poor brain to remember. It also eliminates that 'Oh Shit!' moment as I realise that I’ve forgotten to update my check list after installing/updating that 'must-have' software and now it's settings are not as I want them...
by janus
28 Apr 2011
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts WIKI proposed
Replies: 25
Views: 2030

Re: MultiCharts WIKI proposed

The idea of a wiki is not to have it as a complete substitute for good documentation, but rather for users to contribute to the knowledge base in a manner that is more organized than that of a forum, as well as in areas not promptly covered in a regular documentation. I agree too. Also, I hope I wa...

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