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Date/Time: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:15:42 +0000



Post From: Offering To The Community: Custom Stock Index Creator

[2016-12-12 11:28:34]
bjohnson777 (Brett Johnson) - Posts: 204
I spent a few hours today and got the volume layout in place. It's responding, but it's not behaving quite as I would have expected. I'll have to look into it further later when I get more time.

For VWAP, ACSIL in Sierra Chart can open multiple chart windows as data sources, but it cannot load studies into the newly opened charts. If the VWAP study is manually added to each newly opened chart, ACSIL can access the data, but it has to be in an EXACT location. This makes it extremely tedious and problematic to get reliable results. As odd as this may sound, your spreadsheet way is currently easier.

Sierra Chart currently doesn't know what is in index funds like the NASDAQ 100. If it supported it, Sierra Chart would have to open 100 separate data windows. That's doable, but it would be extremely heavy. Keeping the bar data on disk for all those windows would also take up a lot of space.

Eventually Sierra Chart will support some kind of multi-stock scanning ability like some of the other platforms, but it is very low on the developer's priority list. I doubt they'll even look at it within the next year. Something like that should really be done on the server side instead of the chart side. I only skim this support forum, but there have been a couple request posts about it within the past month or so.