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Date/Time: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 07:01:08 +0000



"trades per bar" Bar Period Type doesn't work for small numbers?

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[2019-04-16 02:22:05]
User71961 - Posts: 113
in chart settings, when i set the Bar Period Type to "trades per bar" and then set the # to something small like "2" (2 trades per bar), my NumberBars chart has lots of empty space.
However, for this chart type, i should only see an entry when there is a trade (minimum volume threshold is set to zero) and that volume should show up as a cell with the volume traded at the price traded.
I have added the volume study to my chart....which seems to show that volume is trading, but for portions of the chart, the Number bars section of the chart is empty?

http://www.sierrachart.com/image.php?Image=1555380992322.png

i'm using version 1842 32-bit

I'm doing this to populate and backtest a strategy and i need tick level data (hence, trades per bar is a very small number)
[2019-04-16 10:53:02]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 71060
Looks like this might be a chart scale problem. Refer to:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/Scaling.html#ResetScales
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[2019-04-16 13:10:02]
User71961 - Posts: 113
nope, all those items look fine. any other ideas?
it appears this only happens sometimes. i can find parts of the chart where i can see the data (volume traded) and then right next to it are parts where the number bars study is blank.

For example, these 2 images are 1 click of the scroll bar apart from each other

http://www.sierrachart.com/image.php?Image=1555419993571.png
http://www.sierrachart.com/image.php?Image=1555420013957.png

it looks like when only 1 price traded in the time window displayed, that is when the number bars study is going blank. thoughts?
[2019-04-16 16:01:13]
John - SC Support - Posts: 819
You are exactly correct. When there is only one traded price for the bars that are displayed, the Automatic scaling is not handling it correctly. We will look into fixing this, but in the meantime if you set your scale to a Constant Range, then you will not have this problem.
[2019-04-17 02:57:31]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 71060
This will be improved upon in the next release.
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