vk8
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It is difficult to see which future the various symbols represent and adjust the values accordingly. Like who knows what &AFB stands for?
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#1
What you're asking for is a Description field, I guess.
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#2
Does the symbol belong to an ASCII dataset?
If so, you can "Add Named Series" = "Security Name"; and WL will pick it up properly (in which case, you should then add a column to the ASCII file with that name).

Otherwise, depending on the format it should work seamlessly: I have Metastock datasets, exported from NorgateData and the name shows up; and I now have NorgateDate datasets (thank you again for the recently published extension) and the symbol name also appears.


EDIT: disregard what I wrote above! I misunderstood the original posting - I thought the problem was having the name appear on a Chart (a problem that was familiar to me when using ASCII datasets containing the futures quotes). Apologies for the confusion...
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vk8
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This is what I was talking about. It would be easier to change or adjust the data if I would know what contract they are. If I open the chart I see it.

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If you open the chart, you see it just because one of the enabled data providers recognized the symbols and returned a description. In Market & Symbols there's no such ability. Furthermore, symbols support regular expressions which serve as wildcards for groups of (quite different) symbols.
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