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Importing MB tick data

Postby MAtricks » 22 Oct 2012

I have data from other providers, but I'd like to import data from my broker, MB Trading. They supply the last few years back on their site.

Attached is a sample of what they give us. It will not work for me with MC. Any explanations?

They provide it in a .csv file and I'm unable to upload that onto here so I changed it to a .txt file which shouldn't change anything about the importing process.
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Re: Importing MB tick data

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 23 Oct 2012

Hello MAtricks,

Date and time should be comma separated. Milliseconds timestamp is not currently supported, time values should be without it.
The data should be like that:
AUD/CAD,2012-10-18, 17:02:16,1.0207,1.02133

More info on invalid ASCII files here: Importing ASCII data

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Re: Importing MB tick data

Postby MAtricks » 23 Oct 2012

Thank you for the reply and answer.

So all of the data that they provide will not work?

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Re: Importing MB tick data

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 23 Oct 2012

MAtricks, the data will work if you make the necessary changes.

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Re: Importing MB tick data

Postby MAtricks » 23 Oct 2012

place a comma in 12 years of 1 tick data? That's millions of commas :)

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Re: Importing MB tick data

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 23 Oct 2012

MS Excel can do this job for you automatically with just a couple of clicks.

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Re: Importing MB tick data

Postby MAtricks » 23 Oct 2012

I was unaware of this feature. While I know this isn't your obligation to help me with Excel, could you give me a quick description of how to do this?

Much appreciated!

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Re: Importing MB tick data

Postby arjfca » 24 Oct 2012

MAtricks wrote:I was unaware of this feature. While I know this isn't your obligation to help me with Excel, could you give me a quick description of how to do this?

Much appreciated!

Hello Matricks

Best site for Excel question is MrExcel forum ( google it)

Can't beat the price it cost for the information.... free

Subscribe as a member in the forum, formulate your question as clear as you can. You will be answer shortly

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