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Date/Time: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:26:31 +0000

Left side scale numbers getting cut off. Can I add padding?

[2020-09-22 18:47:25]
gjockey - Posts: 20 | Ending Date: 2020-11-19
Hi, is there a setting to add some padding to the left side scale? I have a cumulative delta study that I am plotting in the main price graph (chart 1) and have the Chart Settings --> Advanced Settings --> Use Left Side scale checked ON. I am trying to see the Cumulative Delta values on the left side scale but numbers are truncated (see attached image). Thank you.
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[2020-09-22 19:02:30]
John - SC Support - Posts: 3016 | Ending Date: 2020-10-31
The scales should be automatically sizing to be able to display the appropriate amount of information. In this situation, it looks like it is just trying to display the values for numbers that are 0.

Refer to the information here for what study is associated with the Left Side scale, as it looks like you need to change the order of the studies in order to get the study you want reflecting the values in the Left Side scale:
[2020-09-23 03:46:58]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 90798 | Ending Date: 2021-04-05
Also check this Scale setting for all of the studies on the chart:
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[2020-09-23 21:01:42]
gjockey - Posts: 20 | Ending Date: 2020-11-19

Thank you for your responses. I tried checking/unchecking that "Include in Scale Width Calculation" setting and it did not have an effect. It appears that the study I am plotting on the main price graph (chart 1) is being truncated on the left side scale due to large numbers maybe? To bring the issue into sharper focus, I opened a new intraday 1 minute chart for ticker SPI and only added the 1 study in question, "Cumulative Delta bars - Volume" and first set that study to "Chart Region 1" (click [Apply]) then and set Scale to "Independent" (click [OK] then click [Apply] on next menu and [OK] [OK] to exit) . The left side scale cropping issue remains. One interesting thing I noticed is that when setting the study scale from Automatic to Independent, the first instance of clicking the "Apply" button will give a non-cropped view. However, if I click the "Apply" button a second time, the left side scale will get cropped. Alternatively, I can click [OK] to get out of the menus and the left side scale will not be cropped. However, if I change ticker symbols and come back to the original ticker, it will crop again. Please see attachment.

(1) New 1 minute chart with ticker SPI with "use left side scale" option on
(2) Added the study "Cumulative Delta bars - Volume" and set the Chart Region to 1. Clicked [Apply]
(3) Changed the scale setting from Automatic to Independent and clicked [OK] then clicked [Apply] on the following menu 1x
(4) Clicked [Apply] a second time
(5) Changed ticker from SPI to GE to show issue is not ticker dependent.

Thank You
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[2020-09-23 21:27:58]
John - SC Support - Posts: 3016 | Ending Date: 2020-10-31
We have been able to reproduce this, so we will have to look into why it is occurring. As you stated, it seems to only occur if you select Apply additional times on the Study Settings page.
[2020-09-25 14:21:17]
User212764 - Posts: 346 | Ending Date: 2020-10-31
Have also noticed the opposite effect viz. the Left Hand Scale adding unnecessary padding when the Chart DOM is enabled in its default position on the right side of the chart.

Might be worth looking into as well, since it's easily reproduced, and involves the Left Hand Scale.


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