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Post From: Reimplementation of Trades and Trade Statistics and Period Trade Stats Tabs/Calculations

[2018-10-20 04:43:30]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 104357
Some users have asked, why the Flat to Flat display view cannot be brought back. Well certainly if we have made changes, we are not going to put back the way it was. There is reason why what we have done and that is described in the first post.

Some of the fields previously used for Flat to Flat were simply not correct and could not be correct unless the individual sub trades are tracked and maintained individually (Maximum Open Position Profit/Loss and RunUp and Drawdown (These names were also not properly descriptive either)). And due to the overall design, it is not a simple task to maintain that level of detail and just to display a single flat to flat line.

And yes we are well aware there are more lines especially if there are a lot of fills from a flat to flat trade. And we knew this may not be acceptable for some users who have a lot of fills but this is all we can do right now. We have a responsibility to provide reliable and accurate software. And this is what we are doing.


This has been a long going concern to get the underlying problems with the Trades list and Trades Statistics corrected and to reorganize the code in the most efficient way. And we are happy that it is done.

Give what we have a chance and we can always make some small incremental improvements.

And there still is more work we need to do adding new flat to flat trade statistics fields and get the naming corrected and logical and consistent. We are doing that this weekend.

Although our position when we have responded to support requests is that these changes are final and flat to flat mode is not coming back because there really is no reason for it because the data that you need is still available and will be fully available with what we described above. We do recognize the fact that there are a lot of lines, individual trades, for an overall flat to flat trade that can be a problem for some users.

And we do know that this is solvable by consolidating that data and displaying it as a single line. But we did not know when we would get to this, and the exact implementation method was never determined. So we did not give any hint about this potential solution if we could not deliver on it anytime soon.

But we have thought about this and we think we can display a consolidated flat to flat line for the individual sub trades. So we will try to get to that in the next couple of weeks. Perhaps even today.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2018-10-21 16:52:54