All studies on a chart will randomly turn OFF from time to time

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All studies on a chart will randomly turn OFF from time to time

Postby wilkinsw » 25 Jan 2017

Hi,

For the last 2 years or so there's been an issue I occasionally run into that I've never got to the bottom of and haven't been able to reproduce.

I run about 80 live charts. About once every 2 weeks, I will discover that a chart has turned all it's studies "off".

Considering some of the studies are risk related, it's rather concerning.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Is there a shortcut key combination I might be entering by mistake that turns off all studies on the selected chart?

What MC code in the background would turn off all indicators, should a certain event=true (but not signals)? Can someone list them please? I'm thinking along the lines of study settings etc.......

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Re: All studies on a chart will randomly turn of from time to time

Postby Smoky » 25 Jan 2017

yes sometimes, same for me , always on MC10 !
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Re: All studies on a chart will randomly turn of from time to time

Postby Smoky » 25 Jan 2017

on start up, all subgraph and indicators are like this

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i have to click on each Name to put them ON

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Re: All studies on a chart will randomly turn of from time to time

Postby wilkinsw » 02 Mar 2018

This still happens from time to time. I have about a hundred charts and average one chart/week turning off all indicators randomly. Sometimes it is indicators that relate to risk, which is pretty scary. It never happens to signals though.

MC what info do you need to help fix this?

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Re: All studies on a chart will randomly turn OFF from time to time

Postby TJ » 02 Mar 2018

Probably your wsp is corrupted.

Have you tried creating a new wsp?
Would a new wsp behave the same? ie randomly turn off some indicators?
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Re: All studies on a chart will randomly turn OFF from time to time

Postby wilkinsw » 05 Jun 2018

If a workspace is suspected to be corrupt; what's the quickest way to create a new one that is unlikely to also be corrupted?

I'm thinking copy and paste all charts from old workspace to a new one. Or will the new one inherit the same issue that caused the corruption?

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Re: All studies on a chart will randomly turn OFF from time to time

Postby Smoky » 05 Jun 2018

Using templates can help You to build workspace quickly...

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Re: All studies on a chart will randomly turn OFF from time to time

Postby wilkinsw » 05 Jun 2018

Thanks Smoky will take a look.

In the meantime, does anyone know if copy and pasting charts into a new workspace will carry over the bug or not?

Thanks.

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Re: All studies on a chart will randomly turn OFF from time to time

Postby sptrader » 05 Jun 2018

I have 50+ windows in a dozen or so workspaces and never experienced missing studies. Be sure to use the most current version of MC.
Have a fast CPU and 32gb or more ram. Not enough ram or a slow processor can cause strange problems.
I always backup my workspaces in a separate folder, makes replacing a corrupted one a snap.

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Re: All studies on a chart will randomly turn OFF from time to time

Postby wilkinsw » 05 Jun 2018

Hardware is very unlikely to be the limitation for me. I rarely use more than 50% of any hardware resource on my production servers.

Am running MC11 r9 as of last week (updated from MC11 r5): haven't had an issue yet but have never not had the issue with latest versions having used MC as a heavy user since 2013.

I too could restore workspaces from old backups: I've always been plagued by this issue so I wouldn't be able to select a viable backup with confidence.

I don't even know if a corrupt workspace is the issue or not...... but i suffer other issues too (such as global variables getting stuck and needing refreshing) and would like to attempt building fresh workspaces to rule out corruption. Therefore I'd like an answer to my question:

- If wanting to create a fresh, cloned workspace to rule out file corruption for an existing workspace: how does one do so without inheriting legacy file corruption? Can I simple copy and paste charts into a new workspace?

I really appreciate users taking the time to give me their tips. Unless someone has had this exact issue and solved it; would appreciate someone answering the above question, just so I can rule it out for now.

Thanks!!

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Re: All studies on a chart will randomly turn OFF from time to time

Postby TJ » 05 Jun 2018

if your charts look ok on the screen, your wsp is not corrupted.

You can save the wsp in a different name as a back up. (eg append the date to the wsp name)


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