What Affects Chart Timestamps
There are 2 factors that affect what time stamps a customer is able to see in his/her chart window in MultiCharts:
- Time Zone of the chart
- Applied Session Settings
Time Zone of Chart
Local time is the system time of your computer, and Exchange time is the time at the location where the exchange is based as is configured in QuoteManager. If the Exchange time zone is selected in the chart settings, the time zone from the exchange's settings is used (see Editing the Exchange/ECN).
Session Settings and Session Templates
In QuoteManager each symbol has its own session settings that are applied automatically once the symbol is added. There are 2 ways to set up session settings for a chart:
Default Symbol Session Settings
To see this session settings:
- Make a right-click on the symbol in QuoteManager
- Select Edit Symbol…
- Go to the Sessions tab.
Prebuilt or Custom Session Template
When creating a chart, there is a list of prebuilt session templates that one can use: 24/7, 25/5, US Stocks (Regular Trading Hours) and so on, except for "Default". They are prebuilt in QuoteManager and can be modified or new ones can be added (see Setting Custom Session Templates).