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by sparkz
17 Jul 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Problems with eSignal Data Feed
Replies: 43
Views: 13022

Marina, when support visited my PC last time, they changed the sessions times on on my eSignal forex excahnge/ecn (FX). It seemed to make some difference (like the value in the bars) but I'm still getting missing bars. Today I just opened a GBPJPY chart. I may not have opened this symbol for a while...
by sparkz
15 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Problems with eSignal Data Feed
Replies: 43
Views: 13022

Hi Marina

Thanks for the reply.

I'll be too busy with my day job today (Friday) but I should have time next Monday...

Regards
by sparkz
15 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can this be done with EasyLanguage/PowerLanguage ?
Replies: 12
Views: 4145

Try here:

https://www.TS.com/support/bo ... ds_Ref.pdf

Bob Perry
Los Altos, CA
Thanks for that :)
by sparkz
14 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Can this be done with EasyLanguage/PowerLanguage ?
Replies: 12
Views: 4145

RobotMan, thanks for info on those commands. Very handy. :) Where did you get the info from? I haven't got them listed in the 3 pdfs I have, nor is it mentioned editor dictionary.

Also, I agree about the scaling problem when merging indicators. A scaling syncronisation option would be great.
by sparkz
14 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Offsetting SetPlotColor
Replies: 12
Views: 3575

Sorry Doug, that's what I meant. I didn't know about TS doing it differently to MC. It certainly seems more logical. I tend to write my indicators specifically for a line or histogram, so set the colour 1 bar back or on the current bar as required. Of course if you want to the change the line type y...
by sparkz
14 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Offsetting SetPlotColor
Replies: 12
Views: 3575

No problem here with lines or histograms. When setting the colour of the current bar there's a subtle difference between histograms and lines. With a histogram, the current bar is coloured with your new colour. With a line, it's the segment from the current bar to next that takes the new colour. ie....
by sparkz
13 May 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Problems with eSignal Data Feed
Replies: 43
Views: 13022

Problems with eSignal Data Feed

I'm using the latest V3 MC on Windows XP SP2. Using eSignals forex data. I've noticed that since the upgrade, of a few weeks now, that I'm having a couple of problems with the eSignal data feed. I can't be 100% it never happened on the previous versions but certainly not with the frequency I'm havin...
by sparkz
21 Apr 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Y-Axis and Data Decimal Places?
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Is someone from support going to be looking at this please?

Or should I be emailing support direct?

Thanks
by sparkz
21 Apr 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data sequence issue on latest release V3
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Can TSSupport comment on this please. I assume it's a bug?

Thanks
by sparkz
21 Apr 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Y-Axis and Data Decimal Places?
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Here's an example screen dump showing the 2 decimal place indicator and values from hovering the mouse over it. Values are greater than 2dp but I can only see 2. It doesn't happen on all indicators.
by sparkz
20 Apr 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unpredictable behaviour when Arrange All from Window menu
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Hmm strange. The 6 windows is working again now. I can change the order if I do an "arrange all". This applies to other quantities of windows like 4 which had stopped working yesterday. Arrange by cascade also works but vertically or horizontally still doesn't. These did use to work up until I did a...
by sparkz
20 Apr 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Window width changes when I change window height
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Just curious but are you viewing MC at full screen resolution? Also, what screen resolution are you using? I can reproduce the effect you describe if I either reduce the screen resolution or make the main MC window much smaller. There seems to be a critical size where if you go smaller it can't real...
by sparkz
20 Apr 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unpredictable behaviour when Arrange All from Window menu
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Ok, this is weird! I tried 6 windows and like you said it doesn't work. So I went back to my 4 windows and that doesn't work any more. I even tried re-installing and it still doesn't work. It definately used to. I'd been using this "feature" for the last year. It's very annoying because now there do...
by sparkz
19 Apr 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Unpredictable behaviour when Arrange All from Window menu
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

HaeRim, I think I'm right in saying it's basically to do with the order they were last focused in. You'll see more clearly if you arrange the windows vertically. Most recent is on the left, older on the right. With "All Windows" with 4 charts. The most recently focused goes to the top left, next to ...
by sparkz
19 Apr 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: EOTPRO (Multicharts add-on products)
Replies: 55
Views: 21529

Just my opinion but I think this forum is the wrong place. I think it should be in one of the "TS Add-ons" forums. I expect most people come to this forum for support and nothing else. If it's littered with regular updates from these types of posts the more important messages will not be as visible....
by sparkz
19 Apr 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data sequence issue on latest release V3
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Data sequence issue on latest release V3

I've been playing around writing some indicators on the latest version V3. I noticed some odd behaviour with the sequence of data as presented to my indicators. In certain conditions it gets the data in the wrong order. This is when the "update on every tick" option set. If it's not set there's no i...
by sparkz
18 Apr 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Y-Axis and Data Decimal Places?
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Y-Axis and Data Decimal Places?

I'm not too sure when this started happening but I've just noticed something odd. This is on the latest V3 non beta which I just upgraded. The same issue was on the previous beta though. If I place some of my indicators in a separate sub-chart window they display the data and Y-Axis labels with 2 de...
by sparkz
18 Jan 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Problems with eSignal Data
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Thanks Marina. That works great. :)
by sparkz
15 Jan 2008
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Problems with eSignal Data
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Problems with eSignal Data

I have some eSignal symbols which I can access alright in other applications but MC fails to get any tick data for. It just says "No data". An example symbol is "EUR@TDFX A0-FX" which is the EUR/USD cash price from EFX (TDFX). I added a TDFX exchange in QuoteManager. Even in QM though you can't see ...
by sparkz
15 Aug 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data compression range types
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Thanks for that. 91 days worth would certainly seem to be the limit I'm hitting.

Any particular reason why a "bars back" can't handle the same quantity of data as a date range though?

Thanks
by sparkz
13 Aug 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Data compression range types
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Data compression range types

I'm using eSignal with the latest version of MC and have a question regarding the range types on data compression? I have a chart (EUR A0-FX) on 60 minutes from the 01-Jan-07 with gives 3625 bars which sounds about right. However, if I use the "Bars Back" option with 3625 it only loads 1466? Is ther...
by sparkz
14 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature requests topic and poll
Replies: 231
Views: 87787

It would be nice if, when adding a new subchart or moving the position of an existing one, MC didn't reset the sizes of all the existing subcharts. Or at least only change them if there isn't enough space to show the minimum of the new subchart.

Thanks
by sparkz
14 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Is it possible to creat indicator based on the equitycurve
Replies: 3
Views: 1884

I don't know of any way you call an indicator from another indicator. If your objective is a modified indicator eg. MACD with a few tweaks. Why not just open the original and save it with a new name. Then tweak away... It's not difficult to make you own based on the originals as many of the indicato...
by sparkz
14 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Problem skipping function call in indicator
Replies: 1
Views: 1221

Problem skipping function call in indicator

Has anyone had this problem? I have a function which I call from an indicator which has a length as one of the parameters. My main indicator allows this to be turned off so I check for the length being zero to skip the function call eg: if SmoothLength > 0 then Ind2 = MySmooth(Ind, SmoothLength) els...
by sparkz
11 Jul 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC SDK question
Replies: 11
Views: 3448

In case there're any other programmers out there ponding over this. After exchanging emails with the MC programmers it would appear that the historical aspect of the SDK dll interface doesn't work at present. That's accessing anything but the current bar. They assured me it would fixed in the "near ...
by sparkz
08 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: SDK Problems
Replies: 0
Views: 1102

SDK Problems

Is there anyone actually using the SDK sucessfully here? I can use it passing my own data or accessing the basic features of the IEasyLanguageObject eg. Open, Close, Low, High. But as soon as I try to get access to any other objects eg. IEasyLanguagePrice. all I get is crashes. This is on the curren...
by sparkz
08 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Point data in Mapped ASCII?
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Thanks for the suggestion. I did take a look at that and it does work. What I'm really after here is for my own point data as I use a different formula.

The DLL will do for the moment even if it's a bit convoluted.
by sparkz
08 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC SDK question
Replies: 11
Views: 3448

Can anyone get this to work on the new beta?
by sparkz
08 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC SDK question
Replies: 11
Views: 3448

I've been using a DLL recently to pass back and forth my own data with no trouble. I'm using Delphi btw. I have the other languages installed but I use Delphi mostly and I'm lazy! I had a look at the IEasyLanguageObject and basic stuff works alright. Accessing Open, Close etc. It's only when I try a...
by sparkz
07 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to draw lines in EL without affecting the scaling?
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Excellent, thanks Geoff :D
by sparkz
06 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to draw lines in EL without affecting the scaling?
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

How to draw lines in EL without affecting the scaling?

Is it possible to draw lines in EasyLanguage so that they don't change the scaling of a chart. For example take the "Floor Traders Pivots". This may draw the lines above and below the current price action, sometimes so far out that the prices get squashed into a thin line. I'm not actually using thi...
by sparkz
06 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Point data in Mapped ASCII?
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

I guess I'm going to have to pass the data back via DLL to fake it. The downside of that is the date/times won't match up.

Anyone else tried this sort of stuff?
by sparkz
05 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Ability to copy/paste charts between workspaces is critical
Replies: 19
Views: 4565

Could you specify how MultiCharts wasted your workspaces? And what do you mean by saying that "it doesn't look like it"? Sorry, I was referring to "copy/paste of charts". I must use quote more. Regarding my corrupted workspaces, this is what happened: I was importing some forex data via QuoteManage...
by sparkz
05 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Point data in Mapped ASCII?
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Thanks Kate.

Is there any chance of the QuoteManager input options being extended to allow this sort of feature at some time in the future?

Or is there any other way of getting price data back in MC via a third party product that you know of?
by sparkz
04 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Feature requests topic and poll
Replies: 231
Views: 87787

How about an automatic workspace backup? A lot of time and effort can go into creating these workspaces. It would be great if MC backed up the previous workspace when saving the current one. I had an occasion with the new beta which messed up all my open workspaces. This would have been very handy t...
by sparkz
04 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Ability to copy/paste charts between workspaces is critical
Replies: 19
Views: 4565

Doesn't look like it. I could have used this feature recently when MC wasted all my open workspaces.

Perhaps a workspace backup might be a useful feaure as well?
by sparkz
03 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Point data in Mapped ASCII?
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Point data in Mapped ASCII?

Is there any way of getting a sort of point data (I mean not the regular kind but a homebrew!) into QuoteManager via mapped ASCII data? I've tried all the different formats and it won't pick up the OHLC data, only the price. This is the format of my data: "Date","Time","Open","High","Low","Close","V...
by sparkz
03 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ASCII Mapping Not Live?
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

Interesting. While I was playing around with the mapped ASCII data (and this is on the new beta version), MC totally messed up all my charts in my open workspaces and then crashed! We're talking spectacular crash here where it also forced windows to shutdown with a count down timer. Unfortunately it...
by sparkz
03 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC crashes and now data is wrong
Replies: 9
Views: 2978

It's possible that the cached data got messed up somewhere. I don't know if it could be on MC's end or with IQFeed. You could try going into QuoteManager and clearing the cache for the symbol concerned. This would force it to recollect the data from IQFeed. If it's still messed up perhaps IQFeed nee...
by sparkz
02 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ASCII Mapping Not Live?
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

I guess so.

It would be nice if there was some sort of feature which could add to the data once it's detected that the file has been extended.

For those programmers out there who want to do their own data manipulations.

Anyone know of another way of getting homebrew data into MC?
by sparkz
02 Jun 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: ASCII Mapping Not Live?
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

ASCII Mapping Not Live?

Am I correct in thinking that ASCII mapping of data isn't done on a live basis. ie. when the file is updated MC doesn't do any automatic refreshing?

Also, it would appear, you can't do a manual refresh either. You have to re-open the chart?

Thanks
by sparkz
31 May 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MultiCharts 2.1 Beta
Replies: 93
Views: 39740

Thanks for the update. Is it expected that when loading existing workspace that all non standard studies etc. would be removed? I presume this was because the compiled studies were removed during the update? I wish I had known as, I'm guessing, if I compiled them all first my workspaces would have b...
by sparkz
24 May 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to add eSignal forex data from specific sources?
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Thanks for the information. I haven't got their chart program, just the data feed.
by sparkz
24 May 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Red Arrow in indicator listing....
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

No pressure but is there a release date for the next version on the horizon yet? ;)

Edit: Just saw from another post. Beta tomorrow or very soon...
by sparkz
24 May 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to make a running record of signals?
Replies: 8
Views: 2422

The print statement outputs to the output tab of PLEditor. If you can't see an output tab check it's enabled under the view menu. Very handy feature. :) I'm not 100% sure on the full syntax of "Print" but it's something like: Print(var, var, ...); where "var" is a variable or string. Variables can h...
by sparkz
18 May 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to add eSignal forex data from specific sources?
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Ok, I managed to do it now. I had to add the exchange first in QuoteManager (FXC) and then add it via the futures tab.

Why does it come under futures?
by sparkz
17 May 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to add eSignal forex data from specific sources?
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Ok, maybe it was just bad luck but the first one I looked at was: EUR@GAIN A0-FX. eSignal data manager allows you to monitor the symbol so I guess it must exist. However, I can't get MC to see it. I did find the other ones but they all come under futures? eg. EUR@FXCM A0-FX Does this mean they're go...
by sparkz
16 May 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: How to add eSignal forex data from specific sources?
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

How to add eSignal forex data from specific sources?

I've got the standard eSignal forex symbols (eg. EUR A0-FX) but wanted to play around with the specfic ones from other sources like GAIN, FXCH, HOTS. Is this possible? I know you can see the source in the eSignal Data Manager. It maybe a waste of time but I wanted to merge specific symbols to get a ...
by sparkz
03 May 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MB trading datasource
Replies: 9
Views: 3411

Another interested trader here...
by sparkz
02 May 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: IB data is excruciatingly slow to load!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2796

This may have no bearing on the IB situation but it may be worth checking if you haven't already done so. I'm using eSignal and had terrible load times like 30 mins for my charts. I didn't think my virus checker (F-Secure) could have so much impact but I turned it off to see what happened. My charts...
by sparkz
29 Apr 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Scaling Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

denizen2, thanks for that. Sounds like a long wait for a fix though (2.2)!
by sparkz
28 Apr 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: MC SDK question
Replies: 11
Views: 3448

danilo, I haven't actually tried it myself yet (it's on my to do list).

Where did you get the "GetAsDouble" from? The original example uses "AsDouble". Have you tried the original text of the example?
by sparkz
28 Apr 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: Chart Scaling Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Chart Scaling Issue

I don't know if this is a known issue but I'd be grateful if this could be looked into as it can be quite disconcerting. What I've noticed is when there are two indicators sharing the same sub-chart, both linear in this case. When you scroll along the x-axis they will rescale to fit in the action bu...
by sparkz
20 Apr 2007
Forum: MultiCharts
Topic: QuoteManager Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

QuoteManager Question

QuoteManager has an option to be "online" for each symbol (under "Realtime Status").

I can imagine it's collecting data when this is set. Is this just to be used when MultiCharts isn't running? Is there any other purpose?

Thanks
Mark
by sparkz
29 Mar 2007
Forum: MCFX
Topic: MCFX feature requests topic and poll
Replies: 20
Views: 10103

Would it not be of benefit to users and TS if data from the feeds was saved?

Users wouldn't have to wait so long and the servers wouldn't be swamped with requests for large amounts of data all the time.

At least you could have an option to save up to a certain amount.
by sparkz
29 Mar 2007
Forum: MCFX
Topic: General unreliability
Replies: 16
Views: 6180

I had a long seesion with them today. Issue 1 is still a work in progress. We got to the bottom of my issue 2. There's a problem now (wasn't last week) when you use a start date for the data. Changing this to a number of bars fixed it. Now after a reload or restart I don't lose the recent bars. :D I...
by sparkz
28 Mar 2007
Forum: MCFX
Topic: General unreliability
Replies: 16
Views: 6180

I've got similar problems to Geoff. I've also spoken to support and they acknowledged that there are still currently problems with missing data. Three things I noticed. 1. The problem is far worse on 5, 10, 15 mins intervals compared to 1 hour etc. I've got nearly 2 days missing on EURUSD 15mins but...
by sparkz
28 Mar 2007
Forum: MCFX
Topic: Can you have your OHLC bars colored using rules? [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1743

It seems you can do it in TS with a PaintBar Study. Not too sure if you can do it in MCFX though? There is a PlotPaintBar function which will plot another bar over the original, so you could change it in theory (except for Candles). Unfortunately, there seems to be a bug in that the 2 bars don't ali...
by sparkz
28 Mar 2007
Forum: MCFX
Topic: Missing Bars in all three data feeds
Replies: 4
Views: 2402

If anything the problem seems to be worse. Large gaps are still being generated.

Today - if I leave MCFX running it shows the bars at they happen. Close the program and restart and all those bars I had previously are now missing!
by sparkz
28 Mar 2007
Forum: MCFX
Topic: Missing Bars in all three data feeds
Replies: 4
Views: 2402

I found large gaps in all the currencies I looked at. :shock: I wrote a little indicator to highlight missing data. If you have the pro version give it a try. A value of 1 indicates a Fri to Sun gap, 2 other times. inputs: Interval(15); variables: Mins0(0), Mins1(0); Mins0 = TimeToMinutes(Time); Min...
by sparkz
26 Mar 2007
Forum: MCFX
Topic: General unreliability
Replies: 16
Views: 6180

Yes, you're not the only one. I only waited half an hour before giving up though. As a matter of interest, have you got any errors in your application event log (Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Event Viewer). I've got loads of errors for MCFX although the program doesn't say anything is wrong? Ju...
by sparkz
19 Mar 2007
Forum: MCFX
Topic: Problems with data
Replies: 15
Views: 5185

Would it not be possible to just have a live web page that shows the status of the various servers? MCFX could even pick up some appropriate text from here to display in the program when it can't connect? We agree with you regarding e-mail notifications and next time-hope it will never come-we will ...
by sparkz
16 Mar 2007
Forum: MCFX
Topic: Problems with data
Replies: 15
Views: 5185

Well, I think I answered it myself. Problems go back to the beginning of this forum - March last year! :shock:
by sparkz
16 Mar 2007
Forum: MCFX
Topic: Problems with data
Replies: 15
Views: 5185

Problems with data

I thought I'd try out MCFX for the first time today. However, my first problem was after installation it wouldn't get any data. So I spoke to support and eventually after convincing them it isn't me being an wally they checked out the servers and discovered there was a problem at their end. So I cha...

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