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[Sticky] - New High-Performance Trade Activity Log - Version 1885

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[2019-03-20 15:01:37]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
Version 1885 which we will be releasing (Now has been released), has major performance improvements related to the Trade Activity Log data storage and querying.

The following are the improvements and related notes:

1. When updating to 1885 or higher, the TradeActivityLog.data file will be read and new files will be created in the TradeActivityLogs subfolder where there is a separate file for each day. Simulated trading activity also has separate files.

2. The trade activity log is no longer read into memory when Sierra Chart is started. This improves performance.

3. This settings related to how many days to store in the Trade Activity Log in Global Settings >> General Trade Settings are removed. There are no limits any longer.

4. The writing of data to the Trade Activity Log is done on a background thread. This was actually released previously.

5. The querying of data from the trade activity log files is done on a background thread. So the user interface will not be busy when this happens.

6. The sending of order fill and account balance data over the DTC server is done on a background thread. And is sent at a regulated rate.

7. The uploading of order fills, if enabled, is done on a background thread.

The use of separate threads improves performance.

8. On the Trade Activity Log window, after changing the controls at the top, for those settings to go into effect you need to press the "Apply" button.

9. The changes to the Trade Activity Log storage and querying drastically improves performance related to that functionality and is the final trading performance improvement that we have made to ensure ultralow latency order routing which is below 40-50 ┬Ás (Microseconds).

Sierra Chart is also able to handle thousands of orders a second without any problem.

Update: Version 1885 has now been released.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2019-03-22 08:30:15
[2019-03-20 21:46:45]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
One other thing we want to say is that when you update to version 1885, because there is an update of the trade activity log storage, if you then go back to an earlier version you will then be accessing the older trade activity log storage which will not have any newer recorded trade activity.

And then when you subsequently update to 1885 or higher, any trade activity recorded since rolling back, will not then be available in the newer version unless you clear all of the files from the TradeActivityLogs subfolder, when Sierra Chart is not running, and restart Sierra Chart to regenerate the new files. Although you will still be missing any data recorded on 1885 or higher which is not in the old TradeActivityLog.data file.
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[2019-03-22 08:28:55]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
Version 1886 has been released and corrects a problem with the trade list in a chart where it was not properly initialized after a trade activity query and not tracking trade statistics. For example you would not have seen the Daily Profit/Loss on the Trade Window for the chart.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2019-03-22 08:29:41
[2019-03-22 15:32:15]
TedMar - Posts: 126
after and before cleared TradeActivityLogs Folder , no changes
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[2019-03-22 17:04:57]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
You need to set the activity type at the top left to "Fills" or All Activity.
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[2019-03-22 17:55:17]
TedMar - Posts: 126
and resolution for Trade Window? Position count not work
[2019-03-22 18:12:52]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
Regarding what you are showing here how there is no position average price and also there is an indication showing "No fills":

https://www.sierrachart.com/Download.php?Folder=SupportBoard&download=27011

We cannot reproduce that issue so at this point we are not sure about it.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2019-03-22 18:14:03
[2019-03-22 19:28:42]
TedMar - Posts: 126
hmm, i checked both 1882 and 1886, 1886 orders count not works for me
https://youtu.be/en7z9tZ-86Y
[2019-03-22 21:07:08]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
We are still unable to reproduce this. Install version 1886 again with Help >> Download Prerelease in case you have an older revision but this is still not making any sense to us. We are not even sure how that condition can develop.
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[2019-03-22 22:04:03]
TedMar - Posts: 126
We are still unable to reproduce this. Install version 1886 again with Help >> Download Prerelease in case you have an older revision but this is still not making any sense to us.
yes allready done.

If i downgrade to Current works. i do nothing chaenge on ChartBoook, i do Upgrade to 1886, load Chartbook and the result is same as in Video, TradeWindow not works correct and "Show Orders and Position" are not visable. tests without Studies loaded, tryed with IBTWS DataFeed and without with SC Data feed only, and in ReplayMode too.

Full upgrade process with result u can see in this Video https://youtu.be/MxyX5LYVloo
[2019-03-23 06:09:05]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
Attach the following files from your TradeActivityLogs folder here:
TradeActivityLog_2019-03-21_UTC.simulated.data
TradeActivityLog_2019-03-22_UTC.simulated.data

And then also attach your Chartbook38 following the instructions here:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=PostingInformation.php#AttachFile
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[2019-03-23 09:06:40]
TedMar - Posts: 126
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[2019-03-23 10:52:38]
TedMar - Posts: 126
So, i found the reson, its the TradeActivityFolder. i attached them now. u can see on this Video https://youtu.be/8NIQnNtG4PI
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[2019-03-23 14:20:58]
User450179 - Posts: 58
Thank you for always improving a stellar product!
[2019-03-23 22:24:15]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
The problem in regards to post #12 and post #13 is you have an invalid fill record in one of the trade activity log files without a symbol and where the account is set to None. We are seeing how best to filter this out.
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[2019-03-24 03:59:05]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
We have released version 1887 and that resolves the described issue as well as correcting another low level issue related to the order of the iteration of the trade activity data files during a query.
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[2019-03-24 04:48:09]
TedMar - Posts: 126
Ok,i deleted my old TradeActivityLogs , now i have new one only, but Clear of All Sim acconts not worx correctly, I need select one by one, check Video https://youtu.be/kCpJTvb6Ac4
[2019-03-24 14:22:48]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
This will be resolved in version 1889.
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[2019-03-28 05:42:41]
User255315 - Posts: 45
Hi SC,
I'm looking forward to your new faster Trade Activity Log, but quick question, if I am using the Position data and Daily PnL from there, in my algo , in real time to limit my exposure, there would be no problem with the re-implementation of the Trade Activity Log right?

Thanks in advance
[2019-03-28 08:22:59]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
No, not at all. Those are instantly calculated as order fills occur and are immediately available to studies.
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[2019-03-30 00:19:47]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
We are releasing the trade activity log improvements as the main release, later today. This will be version 1892.
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[2019-04-01 21:51:48]
User391723 - Posts: 1
I have version 1894. I don't get any data under tabs Statistics, Trades, and Period Stats. Chart Stats and Trade Activity are working.
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[2019-04-01 22:06:04]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
At the top left select Fills and press the Apply button. You first need to select Trade Activity from the menu at the top.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2019-04-02 02:07:00
[2019-04-02 15:03:43]
User796776 - Posts: 80
When Use Commission with P/L Format Ticks (T) the commission is represented as a rounded integer.

Would you update the commission to a decimal to be consistent with how Points (P) represents the commission?
[2019-04-02 21:14:25]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
We will see if there is a straightforward way to do this. We did see your other posts in regards to this, but we did not have time to look at it yet.
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[2019-04-05 02:53:58]
zombiekray - Posts: 63
Set to Fills, and Apply pressed, the [trades] tab on v1895 is missing some trades from fills shown on the [Trade Activity] tab. I can attach a simple zig-zag study that shows this if you can't reproduce it easily. I see the losses from on a 1 minute bar sim over a ESM19 chart from the last two days.
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[2019-04-05 03:53:02]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
This would be due to filtering. When the fills are first processed, any fill which is not at the start of a new position is going to get filtered out. After that all fills are added. This is only initial prefiltering. This ensures, that all of the Trades are properly aligned to the true position that existed at the time of the fill. This is completely normal.

You can check this by looking at the very first fill in the Trade Activity tab and you will see that if it is not a fill at the start of a position then it will not be included. For example, if it is a Buy of quantity 1 and it has a Position quantity of 2 it is going to get filtered.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2019-04-05 03:55:37
[2019-04-05 04:11:48]
zombiekray - Posts: 63
I don't understand the terminology "start of a new position". In one sense, every fill changes your the count of shares or contracts held, and thus is a different, reasonably designated 'new', position in the market. At any rate, every trade from sawfok.cpp will reverse, going long then short, then long, then short... so every trade is definitely a new position.

The lost fills make it radically different from v1882. The [trade] lines there properly alternate between long and short.
[2019-04-05 04:40:08]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
Go to the Trade Activity tab. Select the very first earliest fill in the list and copy it with Edit >> Copy Selection and paste it here.
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[2019-04-05 09:44:59]
zombiekray - Posts: 63
For comparison, here is the start of the v1882 [Trades] tab that is complete, versus v1895 [Trades] tab that is missing a bunch of longs at the (minutesSinceMidnight % 10 == 0) time points.


a) v1882 (correct); (full file attached as TradesList1882_proper_short_long_short_alternation_in_trades_tab.txt)

Symbol  Trade Type  Entry DateTime  Exit DateTime  Entry Price  Exit Price  Trade Quantity  Max Open Quantity  Max Closed Quantity  Profit/Loss (C)  Symbol Profit/Loss (C)  FlatToFlat Profit/Loss (C)  FlatToFlat Max Open Profit (C)  FlatToFlat Max Open Loss (C)  Max Open Profit (C)  Max Open Loss (C)  Entry Efficiency  Exit Efficiency  Total Efficiency  Commission (C)  High Price While Open  Low Price While Open  Note  Open Position Quantity  Close Position Quantity
[Sim]ESM19 (Sim1)  Short  2019-04-03 00:05:00.003 BP  2019-04-03 00:10:00.003 EP  2865.50  2866.25  1  1  1  -42.50  -42.50  -42.50 F  0.00  -50.00  0.00  -50.00  100.0%  15.0%  -85.0%  5.00  2866.50  2865.50    1  0
[Sim]ESM19  Long  2019-04-03 00:10:00.003 BP  2019-04-03 00:15:00.003 EP  2866.25  2866.50  1  1  1  7.50  -35.00  7.50 F  37.50  -12.50  37.50  -12.50  33.3%  40.0%  15.0%  5.00  2867.00  2866.00    1  0
[Sim]ESM19  Short  2019-04-03 00:15:00.003 BP  2019-04-03 00:20:00.003 EP  2866.50  2866.75  1  1  1  -17.50  -52.50  -17.50 F  25.00  -12.50  25.00  -12.50  50.0%  -13.3%  -46.7%  5.00  2866.75  2866.00    1  0
[Sim]ESM19  Long  2019-04-03 00:20:00.003 BP  2019-04-03 00:25:00.003 EP  2866.75  2866.50  1  1  1  -17.50  -70.00  -17.50 F  12.50  -12.50  12.50  -12.50  0.0%  -20.0%  -70.0%  5.00  2867.00  2866.50    1  0

b) v1895, missing longs: (full file attached as TradesList1895_missing_longs.txt)

Symbol  Trade Type  Entry DateTime  Exit DateTime  Entry Price  Exit Price  Trade Quantity  Max Open Quantity  Max Closed Quantity  Profit/Loss (C)  Symbol Profit/Loss (C)  FlatToFlat Profit/Loss (C)  FlatToFlat Max Open Profit (C)  FlatToFlat Max Open Loss (C)  Max Open Profit (C)  Max Open Loss (C)  Entry Efficiency  Exit Efficiency  Total Efficiency  Commission (C)  High Price While Open  Low Price While Open  Note  Open Position Quantity  Close Position Quantity
[Sim]ESM19 (Sim1)  Short  2019-04-03 00:05:00.003 BP  2019-04-03 00:10:00.003 EP  2865.50  2866.25  1  1  1  -37.50  -37.50  -37.50 F  0.00  -37.50  0.00  -37.50  100.0%  0.0%  -100.0%  0.00  2866.25  2865.50    1  0
[Sim]ESM19  Short  2019-04-03 00:15:00.003 BP  2019-04-03 00:20:00.003 EP  2866.50  2866.75  1  1  1  -12.50  -50.00  -12.50 F  0.00  -12.50  0.00  -12.50  100.0%  0.0%  -100.0%  0.00  2866.75  2866.50    1  0
[Sim]ESM19  Short  2019-04-03 00:25:00.003 BP  2019-04-03 00:30:00.003 EP  2866.50  2867.50  1  1  1  -50.00  -100.00  -50.00 F  0.00  -50.00  0.00  -50.00  100.0%  0.0%  -100.0%  0.00  2867.50  2866.50    1  0
[Sim]ESM19  Short  2019-04-03 00:35:00.003 BP  2019-04-03 00:40:00.003 EP  2868.50  2868.75  1  1  1  -12.50  -112.50  -12.50 F  0.00  -12.50  0.00  -12.50  100.0%  0.0%  -100.0%  0.00  2868.75  2868.50    1  0

Steps to reproduce:


a) *** I note that a "cold boot" of SC may be need to reproduce. After a running
an SC instance for a while, the TradeLog reports will change.
Start to reproduce the bug by restarting your SierraChart_64.exe v1895 process.

b) Contract: ESM19, 1 minute bar chart backtest with sawfok.cpp default settings.
c) Continuous contract: None.
d) Use Date Range: 2019-04-3 to 2019-04-04
e) Session Times: StartTime: 00:00:00 EndTime:23:59:59
f) (day session; Use evening session *un*-checked).

g) Analysis -> Build Custom Studies DLL -> build sawfok.cpp
h) Studies Window -> Add Custom Study -> Add the Saw_FOK_Buy0_Sell5 study from sawfok_64.dll
g) Run Bar-based-backtest on the 1 minute ESM19 chart.


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[2019-04-05 10:01:09]
zombiekray - Posts: 63
You requested the [TradeActivity] logs (attached here) very earliest fill line:


a) v1882

Order 2019-04-03 00:05:00.000 [Sim]ESM19 Auto-trade: Bar Backtest: ESM19 [M] 1 Min #1 | Saw_FOK_Buy0_Sell5 | SellEntry | Bar start date-time: 2019-04-03 00:04:00.000 | Last: 2865.75 352460 Market 1 Sell Order Sent Sim1 Open

b) v1895

Fill 2019-04-03 00:05:00.003 [Sim]ESM19 Trade simulation fill. Bid: 2865.50 Ask: 2865.75 Last: 2865.75 3941 3941 Market 1 Sell Filled 2865.50 1 Sim1 Open -1 3941.1

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[2019-04-05 18:07:47]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
We wish users would follow our instructions instead of thinking they know what we need. You are not providing us exactly what we need and you are also providing unnecessary information which is not needed or useful.

What we want you to do is to go to the TradeActivityLogs folder and provide us the Simulated trade activity log files for the dates that you are displaying in the Trade Activity Log and we will look at this. Attach them here following these instructions:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=PostingInformation.php#AttachFile

Just attach the minimum number of files. Include only the first two dates that are being displayed in the Trade Activity Log. And also understand that those log files use UTC time.

After a running
an SC instance for a while, the TradeLog reports will change.
This is not due to the Trade Activity Log itself. There is another explanation for this.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2019-04-05 18:08:51
[2019-04-10 01:10:28]
Tom Hanks - Posts: 20
When I run a new back test (bar based or replay) it no longer clears out the old trade activity log data. It still asks if I want to clear out the data when I start the test, but it doesn't do it. It will actually just add the orders to the trade activity log in addition to what was already there. The totals for the new trade run will be added to what was already there.

I can clear the trade activity log data before a new backtest by using the clear option from the edit menu, but I would prefer to do it the old way.

Is this by design or an accident?

Thanks
[2019-04-10 01:57:02]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
In regards to post #33 this should not be the case. We are testing this now.
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[2019-04-10 03:51:03]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
We determined what the problem is. The trade activity data is actually getting cleared, but the problem is the Trade Activity Log itself still shows it. But if you were to click Apply there, it would then refresh the list so you would only see a single copy of the data.

We are fixing this now.

Because of the asynchronous nature of how the Trade Activity data now works and being the data is handled on a background thread, there are some unexpected issues that do have to be worked out.

The overall functionality of what has been developed has always been stable and reliable. The core issues of the reported problems, are rather simple and have been easily resolved.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2019-04-11 06:12:27
[2019-04-11 06:11:01]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
In regards to post #35, there was an implementation problem where charts are getting notified on a full clear operation of trade activity for the symbol and trade account, when they should not be. This could cause some issues with back testing. This is going to be resolved in 1899 which we are releasing in about an hour.
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[2019-04-11 15:56:37]
User88 - Posts: 34
Starting from v1898, commission is not read correctly in trades tab.
I have to revert back to v1894
[2019-04-12 01:11:34]
user8888 - Posts: 92
yes, same here. I had the commisions entered in 3 instances for 20+ symbols. they seem to have dissapeared. they are not in symbols settings anymore.

is it possible to recover them?
[2019-04-12 03:38:48]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
Post 37 and 38 are different issues. We will resolve post 37.

In regards to post 38, if you performed a Full Reset of the symbol settings, the commissions will be have been lost.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2019-04-12 03:39:24
[2019-04-12 04:13:21]
user8888 - Posts: 92
I have not performed a full reset of the symbol settings
[2019-04-12 05:18:55]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
It might relate to the work that is being done on Symbol Settings that is documented here:
https://www.sierrachart.com/SupportBoard.php?PostID=172395#P172395

We will have to check on this.
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[2019-04-18 00:18:46]
Acro - Posts: 319
In the Trades tab of the Activity Log, my commission is not showing correctly.
I have set it to be 4.08 round turn per contract but it is showing as 0.08. Not sure why

see attached screenshot
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[2019-04-19 03:40:34]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
This has already been resolved in the current version. Which is now 1906.
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[2019-04-19 03:41:16]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
In regards to post 40, we do not know what the cause is but it is not related to the work being done on Symbol Settings.
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[2019-05-06 17:59:54]
User237090 - Posts: 1
Good Day Sierra Charts.

Updated to version 1915 64_bit version on the weekend and since then my "trade activity log" isn't logging trades or keeping statistics. Is there a file (made with the previous version) that I have to delete or something else I need to do to make it work with this version? I think I was using the 32_bit version last week.

I'm attaching my TradeActivityLog.data file.

regards,
Private File
Attachment Deleted.
[2019-05-06 20:18:47]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
Go through the step-by-step instructions here and make sure the settings at the top of the Trade Activity Log are correct:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/TradeActivityLog.php#ViewingHistoricalTradeActivity

That really could be the only issue.

And we did look at your attached file, and it does contain simulated Trading activity for May 6, 2019. We can tell you are using Rithmic.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2019-05-06 20:21:54
[2019-06-11 02:14:53]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
We have added Last In First Out (LIFO) order fill matching both within charts and the Trade Activity Log. To enable this on the Trade Activity Log, check the option for this from the Edit menu of that window.

In the case of a chart there is a new chart setting in Chart >> Chart Settings >> Advanced Settings 3 for this.
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[2019-07-04 09:15:49]
Ed1 - Posts: 2
Why is the trading log showing an open position with 2 contracts on the 2m chart when the DOM doesn't show any open positions, nor does the other chart (60m) show an open position?
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[2019-07-05 08:31:08]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 75330
Refer to this section here:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/TradeActivityLog.php#TradeStatisticsForChartsTab_SolvingInaccurateTradeStatisticsForChartsFieldValues (Solving Inaccurate Trade Statistics for Charts Field Values)

We will not be providing any further answer about this. You need to read and understand that section.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2019-07-05 08:53:12

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