Importing history data to NeoTicker

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Importing history data to NeoTicker

Postby fretka » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:30 am

Hello All
I have downloaded the Neoticker 4.10.38 Demo and run into first problem. I am trying to import historical data into time chart from CSV formated file. When I click apply, the NoeTicker shows "Adding Data", then "Refreshing...", after few seconds message disapears and then... nothing. No data is shown in chart, no error message, nothing.

I am not sure that I select all the options correctly, but this behaviour of not showing any error message is a bug as hell, IMHO.

Searching the Yahoo group did not put any light on it for me.

To begin, I used Neoticker-provided file for importing, as seen on pictures below.



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Postby aspTrader » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:22 pm

It's not a bug...

NeoTicker doesn't work like TS in reading CSV files directly into a chart. What you do is use the NeoTicker "Cache Manager" to import the CSV file data into the chart.

Take a look on the "Manager" menu for "Cache..." The select whichever of the "Import..." tabs is appropriate for what you want to accomplish.

The value of the NeoTicker approach to CSV file import is simply this... When you do the CSV file import NeoTicker converts that data into it's proprietary and fast tick file format. You only need to import once and then you're set.

You ought to really post questions like at the active NeoTicker Forum at the link below if you're seriously expecting to get assistance.

http://forums.neoticker.com/
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Postby fretka » Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:45 pm

aspTrader wrote:It's not a bug...
NeoTicker doesn't work like TS in reading CSV files directly into a chart. What you do is use the NeoTicker "Cache Manager" to import the CSV file data into the chart.



When the process described in help file doesn't do anything and doesn't tell any mesage that it is bug for sure.

Quotation from NeoTicker's help file:

When to Import to Time Chart
You want to import text file to a time chart if you only want to look at the data. You do not expect the data to show up in other parts of NeoTicker® and do not expect the data to integrate with your real-time data feed.

When to Import to Disk Cache
Import the text file to disk cache if you want the data to integrate with real-time server. Typically usage is import additional historical data that your data feed does not provide.


Thank you aspTrader for poining me in right direction. I only knew the Yahoo forum.

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Postby Lawrence Chan » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:29 am

Actually, CSV files can be used directly, but it must have a recognizable header line.

For example, if your CSV file is a standard daily data text file, then a header line like this must be there,

date,open,high,low,close,volume
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Postby aspTrader » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:50 am

Lawrence Chan wrote:Actually, CSV files can be used directly, but it must have a recognizable header line.

For example, if your CSV file is a standard daily data text file, then a header line like this must be there,

date,open,high,low,close,volume


Wow Lawrence. I didn't know that....

I'm still learning about NeoTicker features 16 months after I began...

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Postby michal.kreslik » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:44 am

aspTrader, the developers can't disclose everything at once - they would lose their mystique then :))

Lawrence - great feature. I guess somewhere the exact keywords that are recognizable in the .CSV header line are described.

I'm using the CSV format heavily in my development.

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