Data Range

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Data Range is the entire period of data that is covered by the chart.

Data Range can be defined by two different methods:

  1. By defining the number of bars, or days, back from a particular date; or:
  2. By defining the start and end dates.


Setting Bars/Days Back

Data Range is set from the Format Instruments window:

  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 Settings tab.
  3. In the Data Range section click the top radio button.
  4. In the text box enter the number of bars or days back to be used.
  5. In the drop-down list box choose Bars Back or Days Back.
  6. In the …Back From combo box, your computer's system date is set up by default; if required, enter another date or use the drop-down calendar.
  7. Click PinOff.png to save the data range and disable auto adjustment to the current date.


Setting Dates Range

Data Range is set from the Format Instruments window:

  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 Settings tab.
  3. In the Data Range section click the bottom radio button.
  4. In the From combo box enter the starting date or use the drop-down calendar; your computer's system date is set up by default.
  5. In the To combo box, your computer's system date is set up by default; if required, enter another date or use the drop-down calendar.
  6. Click PinOff.png to save the data range and disable auto adjustment to the current date.