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Closed Feature request MC-2101

ADX in DMI/ADX Study does not work as in other platforms

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The DMI study has two core inputs:
DMI Length "Average Bars Lookback"
ADX Length "Average Bars Lookback"
Normally/Universally, each controls the behavior of the study lines respectively:
- DMI Length controls the behaviour of DMI+ and DMI- Lines in the study. The highr the value, the longer the average/length, the slower it reacts. Just like an average.
- ADX Length controls the behaviour of the single ADX line in the study. The highr the value, the longer the average/length, the slower it reacts. Just like an average.
They are supposed to be independent from each other. Meaning one can change either value independently of the other and mix and match behavior of the respective lines independently.
This is the case in every charting software I have used. And how it was intended. You can try it in NT, TS, TWS, Sierra, etc.... Except in MC.

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In MC, the ADX line seems to be pegged to the DMI value.  Regardless of what value one uses for ADX under the "ADXTrend" field in "Format Study", the line remains unchanged.  It only changes when the Length Value is changed.  
The two Values in the MC DMI study should be for the DMI lines and the ADX lines respectively. But as it is, the ADX Trend appears to have no influence on the study behavior at all.  the ADX line only changes when the single Value of "length" is changed.
There needs to be two "Lengths"  one for DMI and one for ADX.
To reproduce, just open a chart with DMI study in it and try to change the ADXTrend value.  absolutely nothing will happen.  Then change the "Length", which should only be for the DMI lines, and you'll see that both the DMI and the ADX lines change accordingly.
No go to any other charting package of your choice.  You'll have two values to change.  Change them independently and you will quickly see that one controls the DMI lines pair, and the other controls the ADX.

Comments (1)
user-offline.png  MultiCharts Support (MultiCharts)
Apr 10, 2017 - 18:37
The script code is open, if you want to make the studies work or calculated differently, please modify the code to make it work the way you need.
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