Can ASCII tick data be imported?
Author: Orly24
Creation Date: 9/3/2015 9:19 AM
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Orly24

#1
If i have a ascii file of ticks- can I import the file to wealthlab? (without using IQFeed provider)
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Eugene

#2
Yes, sure you can.
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Orly24

#3
How?
Will wealth lab be able to present the ticks?
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Eugene

#4
Please carefully review the User Guide > Data > Data Manager > Create New DataSet > Data Providers > ASCII.
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Orly24

#5
OK.

When I want to upload a ASCII of ticks- what kind of information should be in the format?
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Eugene

#6
DateTime and Close price are required. The rest is up to your data vendor.
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Orly24

#7
Thank you- I have succeeded to create the ASCII file.
When I try to upload the all data- that is the graph I see (I have attached a print screen)- why does it looks like this?
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Eugene

#8
Strange question. It looks like this because it should look like that. This is perfectly normal. Now you can switch it to N tick mode (via the Scale dropdown), or change chart style (to Line, for example).
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Orly24

#9
OK- I Try to change it from "1" to "60" in the scale dropdown and I see it says there is no data- why is that?
And is there any code that can help me make number of ticks to minutes?
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Eugene

#10
1 - Since we don't endorse guesswork, it's optimal when such questions are backed by ASCII data import configuration, data loading settings, attached data sample (zipped, 2MB size limitation).
2 - Before anything else, what would be the point in wasting resources (memory, processing speed) by compressing ticks to minutes when you've already got the data in Minute scale from IQFeed?
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Orly24

#11
I still do not understand- if I upload a data of ticks can I do a back test (in the past) ?
In addition, can I see the chart in Renko style?
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Eugene

#12
QUOTE:
I still do not understand- if I upload a data of ticks can I do a back test (in the past) ?

Already answered in post #2 above. Yes you can.

QUOTE:
In addition, can I see the chart in Renko style?

No.