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Steve Luerman

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Subject : OT2018 Report Export
Posted : 12/3/2017 6:04 PM
Post #42761

At 28:30 into the PowerTour video, Ed mentioned the expanded Export feature. It now will export all the FocusList data to an *.xls file, and keep appending.

I see several problems with this feature:

1. The export file has the wrong extension. The content of the file is HTML markup, and so it would be more correct to use the *.html extension, rather than *.xls.

2. The signal icons are not exported. Instead, this character " " is exported instead of an appropriate icon symbol (or if icons are not possible, then a numeric equivalent/analog). This comment applies to the Pos, Signal and Strategy Signal (e.g. AC1, ACT, etc.) columns.

3. A date+time stamp is absolutely required for each new export added to the file. Without that, the fact that multiple exports will be accumulated in one file is useless. Alternatively, create a separate (timestamped) file for each export.
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Barry Cohen

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Subject : RE: OT2018 Report Export
Posted : 12/5/2017 2:53 PM
Post #42798 - In reply to #42761

I totally agree on #1 & #3, we just didn't have time to improve on this feature. #2 is a little more involved as it affects every graphical column. I'm hoping we can improve that too.
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Steve Luerman

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Subject : RE: OT2018 Report Export
Posted : 12/5/2017 10:27 PM
Post #42805 - In reply to #42798

Barry,
Without some indication of what type of signal exists, the export is useless. At the moment, all that is being exported ia a space " ". In my opinion, that makes the export useless. All I have is a list of symbols without any idea what type of signal exists. If a graphic icon can't be exported, then convert it to an equivalent number, e.g. 1=forming buy, 2=forming sell, 3=confirmed buy, etc.


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Barry Cohen

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Subject : RE: OT2018 Report Export
Posted : 12/6/2017 9:48 AM
Post #42806 - In reply to #42805

It isn't useful for people looking to export signals, true, but it does provide all columns that contain values, including indicator columns.


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