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Date/Time: Fri, 19 Jul 2024 19:15:16 +0000



Downloading historical intraday data for associated watch symbols, to text files

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[2024-05-18 20:20:18]
User109115 - Posts: 14
Hi, when downloading daily historical charts for 20 associated watch list symbols, with only 1 chart actually open, all works perfectly and the bar data for each chart downloads rapidly and arrives as 20 small text CSV files. But when I try the same for intraday data, even if the feed is disconnected, all the SCID files are downloaded, these are large and compressed - slow to download and illegible. I just want the intraday bar data as a series of text files. I´d like to do this every 10 minutes for further analysis outside Sierrachart. I've tried a scan with the feed disconnected, which works, but then have to disconnect and reconnect to the feed every 10 minutes, not ideal. What is the most efficient way to handle this please? Many thanks
[2024-05-19 14:44:35]
John - SC Support - Posts: 33161
To start with, the .scid files are binary files, unlike the .dly files.

In order to get the data in a text format, you would need to use one of two options:

- Edit >> Export Intraday Data to Text File:
Edit Menu: Edit >> Export Intraday Data to Text file

- Use the "Write Bar Data to File":
Write Bar Data to File

For the latter option, if you are wanting every trade, then you would need to setup the chart to be a 1 tick chart.
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[2024-05-19 21:17:43]
User109115 - Posts: 14
Thanks, but both of those options only seem to work for one chart at a time and I have 20 or more to get through to retrieve all the data, so to avoid me having to do this manually chart by chart, any ideas please? TIA
[2024-05-20 05:23:15]
Sierra_Chart Engineering - Posts: 15530
This question is not within the scope of our support. There will be no further help here. Please do not contact us further about this.
Sierra Chart Support - Engineering Level

Your definitive source for support. Other responses are from users. Try to keep your questions brief and to the point. Be aware of support policy:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?l=PostingInformation.php#GeneralInformation

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