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Date/Time: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 04:16:45 +0000



Numbers Bars Ask/Vol Bid Volume percentage inconsistent shading

[2021-07-27 11:23:02]
LeDork - Posts: 12
Based on daily data, I'm noticing the shading is inconsistent, some darker shades on less volume. I have attached a screenshot with the settings page open just to show a few examples.

First yellow circle shows:

darker blue shade Range 1 up color: 231 x 239 = 470
lighter red shade Range 0 down color: 254 x 230 = 484

Second yellow circle:

darker red shade Range 1 down color: 265 x 199 = 464

So, darker shades on less volume

Is there something I could be missing with my settings? I appreciate the help!
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[2021-07-27 11:50:03]
User907968 - Posts: 578
The setting you are using (Based On AskVol/BidVol Percentage) does not behave in the manner you are assuming. Refer to the information here for more details - https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/NumbersBars.php#ColorSettingsAndLogicForNumbersBars.
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2021-07-27 11:50:22
[2021-07-27 12:03:52]
LeDork - Posts: 12
Thanks! any recommendations for settings so that I get what I'm looking for?

Based on Volume percentage would color the whole bar red or blue whereas I'm looking for shading per price based on total day volume
[2021-07-27 14:19:21]
John - SC Support - Posts: 10622
First item of note - the Numbers Bars does not work with historical daily data. If you want to use the Numbers Bars with a daily (or higher) timeframe, you need to ensure that you are using the Intraday data by setting the Chart >> Chart Settings >> Chart Data Type to Intraday Chart Only.

Then, in terms of the coloring you are looking for, it sounds like you just want to use the Based on Volume Percentage. If you have the Determine Maximum/Minimum Values for Coloring From set to Daily Data, then the Maximum and Minimum Volumes are going to be determined from the entire day's data. Refer to the following for how this option colors the bars:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/NumbersBars.php#TextColoringBasedOnVolumePercentage
[2021-07-27 16:29:40]
LeDork - Posts: 12
Thanks John,

I'm using these for intraday charts so no issue there.

Volume percentage colors the whole bar in either UP or DOWN colors. So 1 full bar can be down colors regardless of whether there are more bids than asks at the price level. This doesn't help me much.

I'd like UP colors for more bids than ask and DOWN colors for more asks than bids at the price level. And the range of colors to be determined based on % parameters that I give when calculated from the daily volume.

It seems like this is not possible?

Thanks again!
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2021-07-27 16:30:52
[2021-07-27 16:45:55]
John - SC Support - Posts: 10622
There is not an option to do exactly what you want.

The closest we think you could come would be to color the bars one way (either Ask/Bid Dominant or Volume Percentage) and then color the text using the other option.

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