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Open Feature request MC-1267

ASCII import - allow selection of multiple files

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The ASCII historical data importer should allow selection and import of multiple files at once if they have the same format.
Currently you need to select and import one file at a time whcih is extremely time consuming.
e.g. 2 years of monthly tick data in bid and ask files is 48 file imports just for one symbol!
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user-offline.png  jorgevallejos (Id2)
15 de ago de 2014 - 16:24

Yes, I totally agree this needs to be implemented. I am a new user to Multicharts and just finding my way around, but this will be a headache.

user-offline.png  jorgevallejos (Id2)
29 de abr de 2015 - 12:39

I would definetly like this feature !!

user-offline.png  jorgevallejos (Id2)
08 de jun de 2015 - 09:01

this is useful feature for most user. please implement.

user-offline.png  jorgevallejos (Id2)
24 de jun de 2015 - 06:19

Would be usefull to create a simple batch program to schedule every x period (daily) an auto update from txt files

user-offline.png  Khitan (chi jeongki)
03 de jul de 2017 - 21:08

Everyday I receive about 100 symbol data, trade of 1 tick, 1 minute, 1 day, ask and bid of 1 tick.
(100 x 1 x 3) + (100 x 2 x 1) = 500 files to import.

I read about recommending ascii mapping in this case.
Tried this but the 100 tick files of total size more than 9 giga bytes takes time to display charts of the day for all sysmbols.
Imported symbols were much faster to display charts.

multiple import of symbols x quote x time resolution would be very helpful.

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