Changing Symbols

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Symbols can be changed using either Command Line Toolbar or Format Symbol Window.


Changing Symbol Using the Command Line Toolbar

To learn more review Creating Charts Using the Command Line Toolbar


Changing Symbol Using Format Symbol Window

Symbols can be selected either by the symbol name or by the security description.


Changing Symbol by Symbol Name

Only the symbols which have already been added to the Symbol List will be available. The 32 most common Futures symbols are pre-loaded into the Symbol List; all other symbols must be added by the user.

Note: To learn more see Adding Symbols to Symbol List


To change a symbol by symbol name:

  1. Open the Format Instruments window.

    To open the Format Instruments window, click the Format Instruments Format Instrument.png icon on the main toolbar;
    if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

    The Format Instruments window can also be opened by one of the following methods:
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; double-click once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png;
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png right-click and then click Format Symbol Name;
      - Right-click on an empty area of the chart and then click Format Instruments; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button;
      - Select Format in the main menu and click Instrument; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

  2. Select the Symbol tab.
  3. Select a data source in the Data Source drop-down list box.
  4. Click the Symbol/Description Symbol hyperlink.gif selector and choose Symbol.
  5. Enter all or part of the symbol name in the name/description combo box; as the name is entered, a dynamically filtered list of the available matching symbols and their descriptions will be displayed.
  6. Select a symbol from the list of available symbols in All Symbols tab, or use the category tabs to list only a particular category of symbols; the list can be sorted by any column, in ascending or descending order, by clicking on the column header. If you can't find a symbol, see Adding Symbols to Symbol List.
  7. Double-click the symbol or click OK.


Changing Symbol by Security Description

Symbols can be selected by the security description as well as by the symbol name.

Only the symbols which have already been added to the Symbol List will be available.

The 32 most common Futures symbols are pre-loaded into the Symbol List; all other symbols must be added by the user.

Note: To learn more see Adding Symbols to Symbol List

To change a symbol by security description:

  1. Open the Format Instruments window.

    To open the Format Instruments window, click the Format Instruments Format Instrument.png icon on the main toolbar;
    if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

    The Format Instruments window can also be opened by one of the following methods:
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; double-click once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png;
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png right-click and then click Format Symbol Name;
      - Right-click on an empty area of the chart and then click Format Instruments; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button;
      - Select Format in the main menu and click Instrument; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

  2. Select the Symbol tab.
  3. Select a data source in the Data Source drop-down list box.
  4. Click the Symbol/Description Symbol hyperlink.gif selector and choose Description.
  5. Enter all or part of the security description in the name/description combo box; as the description is entered, a dynamically filtered list of the available matching symbols and their descriptions will be displayed.
  6. Select a symbol from the list of available symbols in All Symbols tab, or use the category tabs to list only a particular category of symbols; the list can be sorted by any column, in ascending or descending order, by clicking on the column header. If you can't find a symbol, see Adding Symbols to Symbol List.
  7. Double-click the symbol or click OK.