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Studies from Historical Charts on Intraday? Or should it be vice versa?

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[2023-08-13 13:13:26]
knarf01 - Posts: 46
Good day gents.. I'll break down what I want to do, and hopefully you can direct me to the correct way..

I would like to have a 3yr Volume Profile with a 30s or 1m candle stick chart.

I can only make this work by using an Intraday Chart set to 1095 days, and loading a Volume Profile with 1095 day look back and then setting my candles to whatever time period I want.. The issue is that I do this for ES/NQ/RTY/CL.. So basically every 30s or 1m or whatever bar period I'm using reloads ALL of the data. I'll also change the bar period to say 3m or 15m based on what im looking for.. This causes the whole chartbook to reload ALL the data and during trading time its a bit time consuming for my style/method.

Is there a way to load the 3y profile on a historical chart and overlay it on a smaller 2-3 day intraday chart? Maybe it should be the other way around where I should overlay the intraday bar period on a historical chart? Ive tried both, the best visually seems to be using a 3y intraday but this brings me back to the issue - any changes in the chart causes a full reload of the data.. Also running 4 of these charts also seems to consume quite a bit of computer resources.

Any advice or suggestions are appreciated!
[2023-08-14 14:42:12]
John - SC Support - Posts: 31885
Your particular choice of settings has us very confused. So it makes us think that we are not really understanding what you want to do.

To start with, if you want a 3 year volume profile that covers the past 3 years and will update with each new trade (so it keeps moving forward as new information is added), then you would setup a Volume by Price Profile with the following settings (assuming your chart has at least 3 years of data):
- Volume Graph Period Type: One Period at End of Fixed Time Length
- Time Period Type for 'Fixed Time': Years
- Time Period Length for 'Fixed Time': 3

Set other items as you want them, but leave the "Number of Periods Back to Reference" at 0.
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[2023-08-15 13:13:46]
knarf01 - Posts: 46
Yup, you understood correctly.

The thing is when you load 4x markets like this it's reloading the session and 3y profiles every tick as well as the indicators. A historical 3y that updates daily after the session would minimize this. I would see the intraday volume on the session profile, and still have the 3yr which I really only use to spot low and high volume nodes or gaps. I scalp off of this 3yr..

BUT, after some testing it doesn't seem to really affect performance at all unless I am opening a chartbook in the middle of the day. Takes a tad longer.

So forget I even opened this, thanks John!
[2023-08-15 14:57:36]
John - SC Support - Posts: 31885
It should not be reloading anything as new data is loaded. It makes us wonder if there is something else about your setup that is causing this - in particular some kind of circular reference between charts. It is something you would need to look into.
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[2023-08-21 21:47:55]
knarf01 - Posts: 46
I think my wording caused a misunderstanding.

I load a 3 year profile and a 5 day profile. I trade off of the 1m but sometimes change to 5m or even 30 sec.. Changing the bar period causes a full reload of the chart. Even on my Ryzen9 with 32G of ram and dedicated SSD it takes a couple of minutes to reload. Not really a huge problem. It would be great if the profiles were loaded in the background of the chart and only the bar period for my candles change. I was thinking I could have a historical chart with the profiles, and then do a Study/Price Overlay with the intraday candles I use for trading. So when I change the bar period only the candles change.
[2023-08-22 15:06:03]
John - SC Support - Posts: 31885
That is not the way the system works. When you change the bar period it is going to reload and recalculate all the studies.

The only solution to this would be to have additional charts already open with the timeframes you want, so you can just change to the other chart instead of changing the bar period.
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