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Bar Period Question

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[2013-03-24 22:05:46]
C. Notes - Posts: 96
Hi,

I am running into quite a bit of confusion on the way SC is dividing up bars.
I have checked the documentation but I am still not too clear.

I am finding bars are not dividing as I might think...

When I count the time divisions it seems the bar count is off of my calculations...

In this example I switched x min 59 seconds which yielded me the proper bar count but the time is all out of whack.

Not sure what to make of all of this...
[2013-03-25 14:53:48]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 61859
This is not clear enough for us. And also make sure that the Global Settings >> Data/Trade Service Settings >>Intraday Data Storage Time Unit is 1 second or less.
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[2013-03-25 23:47:04]
C. Notes - Posts: 96
Am checking all of this..

Only seems to happen when I am using exotic timeframes...
I'll keep playing with it more...

Also, I can't tell you how much of a great help the Live account balance study is...
I have strict loss limits to abide by so this is real helpful.

Only problem is, it doesn't save the past data when loading a study or performing other functions.
If I leave it sit there it is very useful, but I can't do much to explore the data.

Would it be possible that SC could save the past balance data? - Or that it would not clear from the chart?
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2013-03-25 23:47:54
[2013-03-26 00:13:37]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 61859
OK, we will save the account balance.
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[2013-03-26 00:16:06]
M5amhan - Posts: 468
i also have a problem with bar periods.. its not a very big deal but would be nice to get it fixed

the bar (say a 2 min bar) wont create a new one until 6 seconds after the bar is supposed to draw. say it is supposed to draw at 12:02:00 it waits until 12:02:06, any help?

thanks
[2013-03-26 02:56:27]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 61859
This just means that the first trade was 6 seconds after the minute. That's all.
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[2013-03-26 03:13:18]
M5amhan - Posts: 468
it does it on every bar even while trades are executing
[2013-03-26 03:26:01]
M5amhan - Posts: 468
i trade instruments like crude oil, gold, and euro.. really liquid, hardly goes 6 seconds without a trade during regular trade hours
[2013-03-26 04:10:38]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 61859
We cannot help with this. There is no problem with Sierra Chart here.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2013-03-26 04:11:16
[2013-03-26 04:13:37]
C. Notes - Posts: 96
Thanks so much...

This is a huge help... I use that balance to analyze my days work and where I could have done better.
I usually throw a B-Band up on there too, but when I change the period it deletes - so this will be a major help!
Trying to get even at the top of the day!

As far as the bar period situation, I was experimenting with divisions of 23 hours when I noticed it.
I figure there's specifics to how SC handles gaps and time, but I couldn't quite figure it out from the manual.

Thanks so much again!

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