After Hours Equities Data with Esignal

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After Hours Equities Data with Esignal

Postby flipflopper » 02 Feb 2009

Hi Marina,

I am looking forward to the 5.3 beta and gold release. It looks like you will have an almost perfect piece of trading software by then.

I have only one additional request.

Esignal does some annoying things with their equities data. There are two data fields to get the last trade:

1. "Last Trade Price"
2. "Last/Extended Hours Last"

Currently Multicharts uses the first option to plot charts. After the cash markets close and new trades are coming through Multicharts will not chart new data.

If Multicharts uses the second data option (Last/Extended Hours Last) then esignal will always give the last trade price and after hours charts will plot.

At this time Multicharts cannot plot after hour equities with Esignal Data.
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Postby flipflopper » 10 Feb 2009

Bump.

Marina?

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Postby Marina Pashkova » 11 Feb 2009

Hi flipflopper,

I will need to discuss it with our engineers. Will try to get to you shortly.

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Postby Marina Pashkova » 12 Feb 2009

Hi flipflopper,

MultiCharts uses whatever fields are available through eSignal's API.

As for extended vs regular hours values, could you please give us a symbol that can be used in our tests to see the difference? Also, could you please tell us where the field shown in your screenshot can be found in eSignal's platform?

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Postby flipflopper » 19 Feb 2009

Hi Marina,

You can use any equities symbol. Try AAPL.

The field can be found when you open a quote window and right click on the field and choose replace field.

Also when is the new beta coming out?

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Postby Marina Pashkova » 20 Feb 2009

Hi flipflopper,

Thank you for the additional information.

Our engineers will first check if the Extended Hours Last field can be received through eSignal's API. The thing is that what is available in eSignal's platform itself might not be available through their API. We need to find out if this is the case or not. If the Extended Hours Last is available through the API we will see if we can incorporate it into our connection to eSignal.

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Postby flipflopper » 23 Feb 2009

Any word on this or when the new beta will be released?

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Postby Marina Pashkova » 24 Feb 2009

Hi flipflopper,

All the engineers are working on preparing beta 3 to be released. Therefore, we have not been able to find out whether eSignal allows addressing those after hours values via their API or not.

As soon as the beta is released (this week), they will study the question to give you an answer.

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Postby flipflopper » 24 Feb 2009

Sounds good to me. Thanks

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Postby flipflopper » 30 Mar 2009

Hi Marina,

Any word on this?

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Postby Andrew Kirillov » 01 Apr 2009

We took a look at this issue. We were under impression that it is easy to set a flag to receive extended hours last, but is it not easy. We will have to use different methods to get data. So it is a small project, rather than a minor change.
The most important issue is that we are concerned that we will damage the previous debugged functionality.
Since we are targeting MC 5.0 release this month we decided to add this improvement in 5.1. It will be safer.
Thank you for understanding.

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Postby flipflopper » 01 Apr 2009

Sounds good to me.

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Postby flipflopper » 22 Apr 2009

Have you guys found a way to implement this?

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Postby Andrew Kirillov » 23 Apr 2009

"we decided to add this improvement in 5.1"

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Postby flipflopper » 23 Apr 2009

Fair enough. Keep up the excellent work. You guys have done some great things with this software and it has come a looooooong way!!

Now the best charting software on the market by a clear mile.

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Postby Marina Pashkova » 05 May 2009

Thank you fliplopper!


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