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Post From: What is Sierra Chart Working On

[2021-08-17 15:42:29]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 98805
When using the Sierra Chart Continuous Futures Contract chart feature for Historical Daily and higher timeframe charts, the symbols used for the expired futures contracts in older versions have been the old Barchart symbols. These symbols are horrible.

We have now changed the symbols for these types of charts, to use the same symbol format, as the main symbol of the chart according to the particular Data or Trading service being used.

This makes all of the symbols used in a Continuous Futures Contracts are consistent and match the symbol format of the particular Data/Trading service being used.


This change occurred about a month ago and affected versions since then. Although it was not mentioned in the What is New documentation.

One thing to understand with this change though is that when a symbol uses a single digit year like with Transact and Rithmic, the Continuous Historical Daily charts can only go back five years.

To go back more years than that, you need to use the Sierra Chart Historical Data Service:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/SierraChartHistoricalData.php

You will need to set up another installation of Sierra Chart to use that service. The documentation linked just above explains how to do that.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2021-08-17 19:42:55