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Edit >> Copy Chart Image

Copies an image of the active chart to the system clipboard. Once this is done, the image can be pasted into other programs on your computer system which will accept the bitmap image.

Edit >> Copy to Chart.bmp

Copies the active chart window to a file named chart.bmp in the Sierra Chart data folder. After the copy is completed the file is opened up. It can be viewed, edited and stored in any file format using the Windows Paint program. If you wish to save the chart image using a different format instead of BMP or want to save it under a different filename, then select File >> Save As on the Paint menu. Click on the Files of Type list box and choose the format you wish to save the image as.

When sending charts by email, the best format is PNG since there is no loss of data and the data is compressed. Windows XP Paint supports PNG. To send the file by email, locate the the file chart.png (or whatever name you saved it as) in the Sierra Chart data folder, and attach it to your email.

Edit >> Copy Chart Values

Copies all of the text in the Current Quote, Chart Values for Last Displayed Column, and Chart Values for Tools windows to the system clipboard. Each of these windows can be opened from the Window menu.

Edit >> Screen Images

Refer to the Sierra Chart Image Upload Service page for documentation for all of the Image commands.

Edit >> Edit Data - Historical Chart

This command opens the editor for Historical Daily chart data. The actual editor which will be used is specified through Global Settings >> General Settings >> Daily Data Editor. With this command you can make changes to the Historical Daily chart data. When you are done with your changes, be sure to save the file and close the editor. When you close the editor the chart will be reloaded and you will see your changes.

When editing a Historical Daily data file, use a fixed width font so all the lines will be evenly spaced. The data will be much easier to read. Make sure to save the data in a text format.

Edit >> Download Data - Historical Chart

This command will display the window to download Historical Daily data for the symbol of the active chart. This window lets you select a starting Date for the historical Daily data to download.

Edit >> Edit/Download Data - Intraday Chart

This command opens the Intraday data editor where you can edit the data, and delete and re-download the data. For more information, refer to the Intraday Data Editor page.

Edit >> Delete All Data And Download

This command applies to both Historical charts and to Intraday charts.

In the case of Historical charts, this command will re-download all available data for the symbol of the chart and reload the chart when that is done.

In the case of Intraday charts, this command will delete all data in the Intraday chart data file and re-download the data from the remote server going back in time by the Global Settings >> Data/Trade Service Settings >> Maximum Historical Intraday Days to Download setting, if the data is available.

In the case of Continuous Futures Contract charts, you will be given a prompt to download data for the current symbol of the chart or for all of the futures contracts symbols loaded into the chart.

To download data for just the current symbol of the chart, press Yes. For all symbols, press No. If you press No to download data for all of the symbols, then there will be a separate window displayed allowing you to select the particular symbols in the Continuous Futures Contract chart to download data for.

Edit >> Adjust Data

Refer to the Adjusting Data documentation page for complete instructions.

Edit >> Export Intraday Data to Text file

Refer to the Export and Edit Intraday Data documentation for complete instructions.

Edit >> Export and Edit Intraday Data

Refer to the Export and Edit Intraday Data documentation for complete instructions.

Edit >> Import and Load Intraday Data

Refer to the Import and Load Intraday Data documentation for complete instructions.

Edit >> Export Bar Data to Text File

The Export Bar Data to Text File command will export the data of the loaded chart bars to a text file. Each record/line in the text file will represent one bar of data. The fields are Date, Time, Open, High, Low, Volume, Number of Trades, Bid Volume, Ask Volume.

The file will only contain records for the chart bars loaded into the chart. Through the Chart >> Chart Settings >> Use Number of Days to Load / Use Date Range settings, you are able to control what bars are loaded in the chart and what will be exported.

When selecting this command, you will be prompted for the File Name to save the file to. The folder can also be changed if necessary. After entering the File Name, press the Save button.

When the export is complete, the exported data file will be opened in the text editor specified with Global Settings >> General Settings >> Daily Data Editor.

Procedure to Export Bar Data for Use in Spreadsheet Programs

Follow the instructions below to export the chart bar data in a chart for use in spreadsheet programs.

  1. Open a Historical Daily or Intraday chart through File >> Find Symbol >> Open Historical Chart / Open Intraday Chart.
  2. Select Chart >> Chart Settings.
  3. Adjust the Use Number of Days to Load >> Days to Load setting to the number of days of data that you want to export to a file.
  4. In the Intraday Chart Bar Period, Historical Chart Bar Period , and Session Times frames, set the settings which affect the chart bars to what you require for the exported data.
  5. If you want to have a larger amount of historical data exported for futures contract charts, then you need to enable the Continuous Futures Contract feature for the chart.
  6. Press OK.
  7. The timestamps in the exported data file are according to the global Time Zone setting or the chart specific time zone setting. If you want to change this, refer to the Time Zone documentation.
  8. Select Edit >> Export Bar Data to Text File.
  9. In the FileName box on the Export Bar Data window, confirm that the file name that you want to save the data as is correct. Make any necessary changes. The file extension is always TXT. You can later change it through your operating system file manager program as necessary.
  10. Press the Save button to start the export operation. Press the Cancel button to not continue.
  11. The exported data will open up in the text editor specified through Global Settings >> General Settings >> Daily Data Editor.
  12. The exported file will be located in the Data Files Folder specified through Global Settings >> General Settings >> Data Files Folder.

Edit >> Export Bar and Study Data to Text File

The Export Bar and Study Data to Text File command will export the main price graph and study data for all of the loaded bars in the chart, to a text file. Each record/line in the text file will represent one column of data in the chart. The header line in the file describes each column.

The file will only contain records for the chart bars loaded into the chart. Through the Chart >> Chart Settings >> Use Number of Days to Load / Use Date Range settings, you are able to control what bars are loaded in the chart and what will be exported.

When selecting this command, you will be prompted for the File Name to save the file to. The folder can also be changed if necessary. After entering the File Name, press the Save button.

When the export is complete, the exported data file will be opened in the text editor specified with Global Settings >> General Settings >> Daily Data Editor.

The time zone of the Date and Times exported will be in the charts time zone. It will not be in UTC.

Edit >> Download Data For All Historical Charts

This command will download Historical Daily chart data from the connected Data or Trading service, for all open Historical charts.

Edit >> Bulk Intraday Data Download

This command is only for internal use.

It is intended to download historical Intraday data for a large number of Intraday data files at once.

Edit >> Cancel Historical Chart Downloads

This command will cancel any current and pending Historical Daily data download requests.

Edit >> Redo Chart Drawing

For documentation for the Redo Chart Drawing command, refer to Undoing and Redoing Chart Drawing Operations.

Edit >> Undo Chart Drawing

For documentation for the Undo Chart Drawing command, refer to Undoing and Redoing Chart Drawing Operations.

Edit >> Reload Historical Charts

Reloads the chart data from the local drive for each Historical (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Yearly) chart opened. This does not cause any request of data from the remote data server.

Edit >> Reload Intraday Charts

Reloads the chart data from the local drive for each Intraday chart opened. This does not cause any request of data from the remote data server.

Edit >> Reload All Charts

Reloads the chart data from the local drive for each chart opened. This does not cause any request of data from the remote data server.

Edit >> Join Intraday Data

This command is for joining intraday data files together. These files have a scid file extension. For complete instructions, refer to the Join Intraday Data page.


*Last modified Thursday, 01st December, 2016.