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Date/Time: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 05:46:08 +0000

Is there a character limit in Simple Alerts formulas?

[2013-08-08 23:16:03]
tomgilb - Posts: 2989
It appears that the character limit for a Simple Alert formula is 383 characters.
I need 1000.

Can you please confirm, or have I exceeded the meaning of 'Simple'?
[2013-08-09 01:00:22]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 97826
Yes. There is a limit. It is 383.

This could be changed, but it does take some effort to do. It is not simple.
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[2013-08-09 01:05:41]
tomgilb - Posts: 2989
I will use a spreadsheet study instead. No need to change the limit at this time.
[2013-08-10 14:19:45]
Hendrixon - Posts: 130

To work around this limit you can use more than one alert study by simply when the first study reaches its limit, start the second study with =AND(ID1.SG1=TRUE, .....) and if needed the next study will start with =AND(ID2.SG1=TRUE, .....) etc.
Not perfect but it gets the job done..
I use study alerts a lot to quickly test ideas before going into ACSIL.

Good luck.
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2013-08-10 14:20:11
[2013-08-10 15:45:49]
tomgilb - Posts: 2989
Great tip! I hadn't thought of that.

[2021-09-15 05:04:08]
User791909 - Posts: 5
If anyone is stumbles across this thread in the year 2021 as I did, it appears the alert formula needs to be =AND(ID1.SG1>0,...) rather than TRUE for the formula limit workaround to execute properly. I could not yield the proper result when using =TRUE, but the concept worked great when subbing >0.

Happy trading.

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