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Open Feature request MC-2195

Increase the number of symbols for long order names in the performance report

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Description

Long order names are truncated on the performance report. If you have an order name that uses the maximum 31 characters of order name it can be seen on the chart without an issue. However, if you look on the performance report it is truncated. Even if you adjust the size of the order name column on the performance report you still cannot see the entire order name.

Steps to reproduce this issue

create simple strategy that buys a contract on the e-mini s&p monthly chart (with 3 years of data say) and call the order name ("1234567890123456789012345678901")

If Month(Date) = 3 and Year(date) = 115 then
buy ("1234567890123456789012345678901") 1 contract next bar at market;

look at chart and see the full order name and then performance report and make the order name column as wide as it can go and you will not see the full order name but just first 19 characters of it

Comments (5)
#1
user-offline.png  scooper (scooper)
Mar 19, 2017 - 01:31
A file was uploaded.
Order name on preport.JPG
Order name on preport.JPGicon_open_new.png
#2
user-offline.png  Alex MultiCharts (Alex MultiCharts)
Mar 22, 2017 - 23:59
Currently we have a limitation of 19 symbols, that we considered quite enough for an order name and did not receive any requests from our users before to increase it.

Type of the issue was changed to Feature Request, so that other users could vote for it.
#3
user-offline.png  scooper (scooper)
Mar 23, 2017 - 02:13

Alex - the maximum order name length is 31 characters. I am not asking you to increase the size of the order names to allow larger order names so why do you suggest I am????

The full 31 character order name is shown on the charts and in the saved performance report (for example when saved to Excel format).

To NOT show the full order name in the performance report under View->performance report by truncating it is a 5 minute fix to just make the grid control you are using to display the report show the full 31 characters. I find it quite amazing that you say this is is a feature request. IT IS A BUG.

#4
user-offline.png  Alex MultiCharts (Alex MultiCharts)
Mar 23, 2017 - 02:18
This is not a 5 minute fix, according to the developers and as I mentioned above, this is how it is currently implemented. The management will decide if we add it in future, and we will see if other users vote for this feature request.
#5
user-offline.png  scooper (scooper)
icon_reply.pngMar 23, 02:38, in reply to comment #4
As demonstrated in the images - the order name max length is 31 characters. Did you even look to see how easy this is to reproduce?

If you insist on not displaying the full name of the order because its too hard to fix then holy moley I don't know.

But I think you don't really understand the issue - you should try looking down a report with 15,000 trades in it and you cannot find the order name you are looking for because it is truncated. That's incredibly frustrating to say the least.

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