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[User Discussion] - Scans

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[2013-04-07 14:04:28]
User72407 - Posts: 31
I would like to build some scans using the indicators in the Hoffman Professional package. I seem to have seen something about scans in Sierra Chart, but can not find anything now.

I have tried searching numerous times, but it has never worked in 20+ attempts over the last couple of months. Just a blank Google search page.

Can you get me going in the right direction?

Is there a different search engine I can use?

Thanks,

Dan
[2013-04-08 01:31:30]
M5amhan - Posts: 468
this may help

this is the search in the upper right corner of this page, which searches the sierra chart website

http://www.google.com/cse?cx=012098573459734658692%3Ar9mui6sllm4&ie=UTF-8&q=scan&sa=Search#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=scan&gsc.page=1

i searched the word "scan" but you can change it if needed
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2013-04-08 01:31:57
[2013-04-13 07:54:29]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 64936
These are the relevant pages that you need:
http://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?l=doc/doc_AlertCondAndScan.html
http://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?l=doc/doc_ChartMenu.html#ScanMenuCommands
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[2013-04-17 23:29:16]
User72407 - Posts: 31
Thanks for that... I am not a programmer, but I think what I am trying to do is in the Referencing Subgraphs. I have located the subgraphs for Rob Hoffman's studies, but how can I say, for example, Hoffman fast trigger changes from blue to magenta?

Not asking you to program this for me, but I do need a start...

Want to say, for example, Hoffman traditional trigger on "Buy" and the fast trigger changes from magenta to blue.

Cheers,

Dan
[2013-04-17 23:32:13]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 64936
We do not provide programming help and there is no way for us to help with this, unless we were to actually look at the studies very carefully and look at the Subgraph values and understand the behavior of the studies. This is simply outside the scope of our support.

Alert Formulas do not work with colors. They only work with Study Subgraphs values. You have to look at the Study Subgraph values to determine what you want to do.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2013-04-17 23:34:23
[2013-04-18 02:51:23]
User72407 - Posts: 31
In that case, is there a way to write a formula to compare the current value of an indicator to the value of the previous time frame, whatever it is, day, hour, etc.?
[2013-04-18 03:43:45]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 64936
If you are referring to the previous bar, then yes. This is simple. It is clearly documented on this page here:
http://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?l=doc/doc_AlertCondAndScan.html#ReferencingDataOtherLastBar
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[2013-04-21 02:11:04]
User72407 - Posts: 31
Sorry to be bugging you with this, but I wonder, do the custom studies lend themselves to this? I am trying to scan on the Hoffman slow trigger which is displayed in SG3. Even with absolutely simple commands, like SG3>SG3[-1] or SG3<>0 there is no alert on any symbol. I tried a very simple scan on the chart, C>60, and sure enough, that triggered alerts and they showed up in the alerts log.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
[2013-04-21 02:54:25]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 64936
This is the reason why we said this:
We do not provide programming help and there is no way for us to help with this, unless we were to actually look at the studies very carefully and look at the Subgraph values and understand the behavior of the studies. This is simply outside the scope of our support.

It is not possible for us to answer this question or provide specific help. We are not familiar with the studies you are working with and it is outside the scope of our support to get involved in that.
Sierra Chart Support - Engineering Level

Your definitive source for support. Other responses are from users. If possible please keep your questions brief and to the point. Please be aware of support policy:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?l=PostingInformation.php#GeneralInformation

If your question/request has been answered and you do not have anything further, then it is easiest for us if you do not reply again to say thank you.
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2013-04-21 02:54:47
[2013-04-21 19:53:50]
tomgilb - Posts: 1969
Sorry to be bugging you with this, but I wonder, do the custom studies lend themselves to this? I am trying to scan on the Hoffman slow trigger which is displayed in SG3. Even with absolutely simple commands, like SG3>SG3[-1] or SG3<>0 there is no alert on any symbol. I tried a very simple scan on the chart, C>60, and sure enough, that triggered alerts and they showed up in the alerts log.

Any suggestions?

One way to see if a study outputs values that can be used to trigger alerts is to add the Spreadsheet Study study to the chart then look in columns AA and above.

If a custom study does not output Subgraph values, you will need to know its algorithm to create an alert.

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