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Date/Time: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:04:49 +0000



[Sticky] - Barchart Symbol Cleanup

[2020-05-08 12:40:53]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 88579 | Ending Date: 2021-04-05
We have worked with the data provider Barchart for a long time now and the symbology used for SC Data- All Services is based on Barchart symbols.

These symbols in many cases are absolutely terrible/horrible to say the least. In some cases they have little or no relation to the true symbol.

This creates confusion and a very poor impression for Sierra Chart especially for new users.

CQG also does not have good symbology but this is another subject and those will not be changed.

And there are also separate categories for searching for spreads and options. When this needs to be just integrated in with the primary listed symbol as we have done with the SC order routing service.

Gradually we will be cleaning this all up.

For example instead of DYU20 for the EUREX DAX we would use FDAXU20-EUREX.

We are making an announcement about this because it will require coordination with users. Once we start releasing these changes it is going to require users to update the Symbol Settings and translate the symbols (Edit >> Translate Symbols to Current Service).

We may not do any release of any changes for several months from now since we have other priorities.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2020-08-01 11:37:48
[2020-05-08 14:16:46]
ticinotrader - Posts: 217 | Ending Date: 2020-09-14
Thanks for making an announcement about this. Just would like to confirm:
Please post *any* relevant information regarding this, before the changes are applied.
Me and the members of my private group are very heavily using custom symbol settings and chartbooks based on Barchart's symbology, with sometimes hundreds of symbols used/defined with custom settings.
Thanks in advance & regards, tt
[2020-05-09 01:05:36]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 88579 | Ending Date: 2021-04-05
Yes of course we will. This will be well coordinated.
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[2020-05-23 04:54:10]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 88579 | Ending Date: 2021-04-05
We think the best way to approach this is that we will create the new symbols and keep the old and new for a period of time.

This will be the least disruptive. It allows us to begin anytime and just work on this gradually at our own available pace.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2020-05-23 04:54:33
[2020-07-21 20:03:12]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 88579 | Ending Date: 2021-04-05
We are starting work on this now and the changes will not be disruptive to the existing symbols. The new symbols will exist for a period of time along with the older symbols.

And we will also be working on allowing searching for spreads and options directly using the primary listed symbols and not a separate category of spread and option symbols. How this will work is documented here:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/SierraChartOrderRoutingServiceWithData.php#Symbols

The older symbol listings for searching for spreads and options will then be removed when the new method is fully supported.

We should have all of this complete in about two weeks.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2020-08-01 11:45:55

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