MultiCharts can read Metastock historical data if it is stored in .dat file and there is a Master and/or EMaster file next to .dat files in the same folder.There's also a limitation of 65000 records per file.
To connect MultiCharts to Metastock data files, it is necessary to have their database files on the computer.
To set up Metastock data feed connection:
- In the QuoteManager main menu select Tools and then click Data Sources window. Select Metastock in the list of all supported data vendors and click the Settings button.
- In the opened up window locate the path to Metastock files by clicking the Add… button. You can also delete the location by clicking the Delete button. Up and Down buttons can be used to change the priority of requests to the file locations.
- Specify the time zone of data in Metastock files.
- There are 2 options for Resolution Detection:
One can specify the resolution types in the files to build greater resolutions in MultiCharts from them: minute and daily bars.
To add an instrument manually or from data source, see Adding Symbol(s) to Symbol List.