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Log of Changes and Improvements to Sierra Chart

This list contains major items of development, items which are notable, and changes and additions which users need to be informed about.

This is not a comprehensive changes and additions log. It only represents less than 25% of the actual development performed every day. There are not version notes for each version. The main Sierra Chart documentation is updated as needed relating to the changes and additions.

In addition to the below listed items for each version, there are also various low-level improvements, issues resolved, and small additions that a release has which are not listed.

  • 670 Release Date: 2011-01-11

    • Combined the Chart Number and Study Number inputs with the Study/Price Overlay study into a single new Input which displays the full Chart names and the Study names on the selected chart. This was completed in a recent version. However, there was an issue with the selected Study name not mapping to the correct study. This now has been resolved.
    • Corrected market depth processing problem with the Rithmic trading platform.
    • Corrected data processing problem with the Rithmic trading platform.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 658 Release Date: 2010-12-28

    • Added futures and stocks market depth support for the DTN IQ Feed data service.
    • The Market Depth window has a cleaner appearance. It no longer uses scrollbars and the lines are now shaded based upon the depth level.
    • Updated the Volume by Price study to draw separate profiles for the day and evening session under the following conditions: The Volume Profiles are fixed by time and set to 1 Day. You have defined separate Evening Session Times in Chart Settings.
    • Added sc.ExternalServiceUsername to the ACSIL. This is set to the username for the currently selected data or trading service.
    • Added the ability to customize ten toolbar buttons to set a specific time period per bar for intraday charts. To customize the buttons, select Global Settings >> Customize Toolbar. In the list of Available Toolbar Commands, you will find ten buttons starting with the name Custom Bar Period. Add one of these buttons. With the button highlighted in the Selected Toolbar Commands list, press the Set Period... button to configure it to the period that you want.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 656 Release Date: 2010-12-22

    • Rewrote the TPO Value Area Lines study. It is now based on the exact same code base as the TPO Profile Chart study. Additional inputs have been added to the study.
    • The Price Display Format, the Multiplier, and the Currency Value per Tick set in the Global Symbol Settings are now applied to all price values in the following Windows: Positions Window, Trade Orders Window, Trade Activity Log Window. This is especially important when using TT. Any changes you make to the Global Symbol Settings will be applied to those windows. In the case of the Trade Activity Log, if you make changes to Global Symbol Settings, press the Fill Activity/Order Activity button to refresh the list with the changes.
    • The Range Bar setting in Sierra_Chart now is specified in Ticks rather than the actual range value. Therefore, if your Tick Size is .25 and you want a range of 1, you would enter 4 in Chart >> Chart Settings >> Range in Ticks .

      For existing Chartbooks the existing Range Bar Value is translated to the new Range in Ticks setting. However, this depends upon a correct Tick Size in Chart >> Chart Settings having been set. If this is not set correctly, then the translated value which is set in Range in Ticks will be incorrect. In this case, your Range Bar chart will not display correctly. You will need to go to Chart >> Chart Settings on the menu and properly set the Range in Ticks and the Tick Size to the appropriate values.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 655 Release Date: 2010-12-16

    • The .Worksheet Study/System/Alert has been separated into two separate studies now. The names are: Spreadsheet Study and Spreadsheet System/Alert. They are no longer listed at the top of the Studies Available list. They are now listed in the W section in the list. The 1=Study 2=System/Alert input is no longer available in either of these new studies. The Spreadsheet Study is for creating studies which do not function as trading systems or alerts. The Spreadsheet System/Alert study is for creating studies which do function as trading systems or alerts. Existing instances of the .Worksheet Study/System/Alert study still will work as previously. No changes are necessary. However, if you have set 1=Study 2=System/Alert to 1, then the study will function as a normal study and not as a trading system or alert. If you have set 1=Study 2=System/Alert to 2, then the study will function as a trading system or alert and cannot be changed.
    • Corrected an issue with the Daily OHLC study when referencing another chart.
    • Corrected an issue in the sc.GetFirstIndexForDate function in the ACSIL.
    • Added Play Alert When Target Filled and Play Alert When Stop Filled settings to Trade >> Global Trade Settings.
    • Added ToolBar buttons, and menu items under Chart >> Bar Periods, for quickly changing the bar period to common periods.
    • Added a setting to change the Pricing Protocol Connection Mode for the TransAct service. This can be found in File >> Data/Trade Service Settings >> Connection Performance Settings.
  • 654 Release Date: 2010-12-07

    • Added the following new ACSIL variable: sc.ActiveToolYValue. This variable is the Y-axis value in the chart region that the mouse pointer is at when using one of the chart tools including the Chart Values tool.
    • Added Intraday Bar Period submenu to the Chart menu containing commonly used chart bar periods for Intraday charts. There are also corresponding toolbar buttons for these. Keep in mind, that you can set any time period you want for chart bars. You are not limited to just what is listed.
    • Added the Inertia study to the list of built-in studies.
    • It is now possible to set different sounds for when a Target order is filled and when a Stop order is filled. These settings are under Global Settings >> Trade Settings.
    • Added to the Trade Settings window, the option Update Maximum Open Position Profit/Loss On Every Tick. This will cause the Maximum Open Position Profit and Loss values to be updated on every price tick. This should not be used unless it is absolutely essential because it increases CPU usage and reduces responsiveness.
    • We have added spot gold and silver prices to the Sierra_Chart Real-Time Forex Data Feed.
    • Added support for trading Scaling In functionality. This can be enabled by selecting Scale In Support on the Settings (S) menu on the Trade Window.
    • The Symbol of the chart and the Daily Profit/Loss value are now outputted to spreadsheets when using the Spreadsheet studies. The Daily Profit/Loss is only outputted when using the Spreadsheet System for Trading study.
    • Added StopAllOffset and StopAllInternalOrderID to the s_SCNewOrder structure in the ACSIL.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 653 Release Date: 2010-12-07

    • Support for the Rithmic trading platform service is now ready.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 652 Release Date: 2010-12-03

    • Corrected some minor issues with the Daily OHLC study from version 650.
    • Added the following new ACSIL members: sc.LatestDateTimeForLastBar, sc.GlobalDisplayStudySubgraphsNameAndValue, sc.DisplayStudyName, sc.DisplayStudyInputValues, sc.TradeServiceAccountBalance.
    • Added options to the Volume by Price settings window to control highlighting of the Value Area and Point of Control. Added an option to control the displaying and extending of the Point of Control line.
    • Added a new input to the TPO Profile Chart study named: Color Letters For Value Area And Point Of Control Instead Of Background. When this input is set to Yes, it will color the letters themselves rather than the background for the Value Area and Point of Control.
    • Added support for a new IB symbol format from the trading position data from IB. This solves a problem where the Service position may not display on a chart when using IB.
    • Updated the TransAct API files from TransAct. These files are used to connect to the TransAct service.
    • Added a new command to the Settings menu on the Trade Window for the chart: Use Stop-Limit Orders on Chart DOM. When there is a checkmark by this command, then Stop-Limit orders will be submitted rather than ordinary Stop orders when entering Stop orders from the Chart DOM.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 650 Release Date: 2010-11-26

    • The source code for the Daily OHLC study is now provided. Corrected some minor issues with this study that occurred with certain configurations of the Session Times in the chart.
    • Completed development for trading and data integration to the Rithmic trading platform. However, a connection to the live trading environment is still not yet supported. This is expected within a few days.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 649 Release Date: 2010-11-18

    • When order is submitted from an auto trade system, the quantity differs from the trade quantity on the Trade Window, and Attached Orders are set to not be used, the Attached Order quantities will remain the same and the trade quantity on the Trade Window window will remain the same.
    • Various small improvements with the TPO Profile Chart study. Additionally, when the Tick Size of the chart changes, the Letter/Block Price Increment input is automatically set.
    • Corrected a problem arising in a recent release where in the Trade Activity Log, when the Maximum Open Position Profit/Loss was read in after starting Sierra_Chart, the fields were reversed.
    • Corrected an issue with the returning of internal order IDs when using Attached Orders with ACSIL trading.
    • Changes have been made to the processing of order fills from trading services. This resolves an issue with IB where when order is in a Canceled state and a fill occurs, it will not be disregarded as previously.
    • Corrected a small issue with the calculation of the number of bars used with the Volume by Price study when the Period Type is set to One Period Fixed By Time.
  • 647 Release Date: 2010-11-10

    • Improved the calculation of the TPO and Volume Value Area.
    • Corrected a problem with the TPO Profile Chart study that occurred when volume data is unavailable for a symbol or was unavailable for some bars in the underlying chart. The issue is that there would be no profiles displayed. This is now resolved.
    • The General Settings window now uses multiple tabs. It is more compact than previously.
    • Corrected a problem where the Quantity with the Service Position data for the TD Ameritrade service for short positions would display as a non-negative number. Now short positions use a negative number.
  • 646 Release Date: 2010-11-03

    • The password protection feature for Chart Studies is now complete.
    • All color and font settings for charts can now be specified for each individual chart. All of this is set through Chart >> Graphics Settings.
    • Corrected a problem with the TD Ameritrade service where when your position becomes flat for a symbol, the Service Position data for the symbol would not go flat unless you reconnected the data feed or you manually refreshed the Service Position data. This has been resolved.
    • We have made additional various improvements with the TPO Chart study. The core data construction code has been completely rewritten and is more efficient. It is essential that the Tick Size in Chart >> Chart Settings be set correctly when using this updated version, otherwise it may take a long time to create the TPO chart and it may not appear correctly. Splitting and Merging functionality is now fully supported. To access Splitting and Merging functionality, right-click on the chart and select the TPO Chart Operations submenu. TPO Letter/Blocks can be displayed in their own column. On the TPO Chart Operations submenu select Letters/Blocks In Own Column. We plan to support color coding of the Value Area and Point of Control with the Volume by Price study soon. We plan additional improvements with the TPO study as well.
    • Corrected some issues with the TPO Chart study from version 645
    • Second revision of 646: Added the input New Period At Day Session Start When Using Evening Session (1 Day Period Only) to the TPO Chart study. When this input is set to Yes, the TPO Period is 1 day, and evening session times are used on the chart, then a separate profile will be created for both the evening and day sessions.
    • All unknown error messages and out-of-order data messages have been eliminated from the TPO Chart study.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 643 Release Date: 2010-10-22

    • Added a Password Protect option for chart studies to protect viewing and changing inputs, and alternate names for the study and subgraphs. This development is not fully complete.
    • Several important improvements with the TPO Profile Chart study. They are as follows:

      The drawing of columns of TPO Letters or Blocks in TPO Profiles is now linked directly to chart columns which prevents overlapping of TPO Profiles when the chart bar spacing is reduced. The width of profiles is now controlled by altering the chart bar spacing. You can change the chart bar spacing by using the Up and Down arrow keys on your keyboard or by dragging the timescale at the bottom of the chart. Letters/Blocks are now highlighted to indicate the open, midpoint, value area, and point of control rather than using external drawn objects. Splitting and merging is being rewritten and is currently not functional and will be within a matter of days. Volume Profiles have been removed from the study. For Volume Profiles, add the Volume by Price study. It is now fully integrated to work with the TPO Profile Chart study. Further improvements will be made to the Volume by Price study to highlight the Value Area and Point of Control. Displaying TPO Letter/Blocks in individual columns is still under development. The button to customize TPO letters still needs to be added to the Study Settings window. You will notice there is no longer a separate TPO Profile Chart Settings window and the standard input list for studies is used instead now.

      Note: Due to the extensive changes with the TPO Chart study, you will notice that your existing instances of this study on your charts, will be reset to default settings after an upgrade. You will need to go into the Study Settings window for the TPO Profile Chart study and change the settings as you require.

      Refer to the TPO Profile Chart Study documentation for the most up-to-date information and usage instructions about this study.
  • 642 Release Date: 2010-10-12

    • Corrected a problem with OCO order entry from the chart where if the Trade >> Global Trade Settings >> Chart Trade Settings >> Stop Limit Orders: Maintain Constant Offset When Adjusting Limit Price option is enabled, the two prices used for these order types would be set to the second price. This normally should only affect Stop-Limit orders, which use two prices, during order modification. This issue arose in version 639. This problem has been resolved. This is a critical update if you use these order types.
    • Added the option Draw Study Underneath Main Price Graph to the Study Settings window. Removed the option Display Main Chart Graph On Top Of Studies, from Chart Settings.
  • 641 Release Date: 2010-10-04

    • Corrected a problem with IB order handling where order fills may not be detected under certain conditions when using IB managed OCO orders. This problem arose in 639. This is an important upgrade if you use IB for trading.
    • All of the OCO order types that support Attached Orders now support multiple OCO Groups for the Attached Orders.
    • Solved issues with TD Ameritrade and TT market depth data processing.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 640 Release Date: 2010-09-30

    • Corrected a problem with stationary text where the text may not display if the Days to Load in the chart was not set high enough. Stationary text is no longer affected by that setting any longer.
    • The following studies have been added: Add-Study Subgraph, Multiply-Study Subgraph. The following studies have been updated: Difference-Study Subgraph, Ratio-Study Subgraph. All of these studies use a single input to the select a reference Study and the Subgraph within the study to use in the calculation. If you have been using one of the existing studies previously, you may need to update the inputs due to the changes.
  • 639 Release Date: 2010-09-25

    • Added full market depth support for TD Ameritrade. This is for both NASDAQ and NYSE stocks.
    • Added the Clear Method Swing Line study presented in Stocks and Commodities magazine to the list of available studies.
    • Improvements with Stop-Limit Orders: Working with Stop-Limit orders is now much easier. The limit price is now automatically set in all cases. It is specified as an offset to the Stop price through the Stop-Limit Order Limit Offset setting on the More tab of the Trade Window for the chart. The value is always specified in Ticks. The default is 4 ticks. This setting is saved with a Trade Window configuration file so you can easily switch between configurations. The automatic setting of the Limit price applies to all Stop-Limit orders including Attached Orders and Trailing Stop-Limit orders. When you modify the stop price of a Stop-Limit order, the limit price maintains a constant offset and is automatically adjusted. When you modify the limit price of a Stop-Limit order, the limit is adjusted independently of the stop. This let you fine-tune the maximum amount away from the stop price that you want your order filled. If you have Stop Limit Orders: Maintain Constant Offset When Adjusting Limit Price in Chart Trade Settings enabled, then when you modify the limit price of a Stop-Limit order, the stop will maintain a constant offset and be adjusted as well.
    • Added an option to File >> Data/Trade Service Settings >> SC Server Settings to select the port to use for the SC Real-Time Server.
    • Added the option Up/Down Coloring For OHLC Bars Based On Previous And Current Close in Global Settings >> Graphics Settings. The default OHLC bar Up/Down coloring is based on the bars open and close.
    • Added a global option to display the time frame on chart tabs for charts that have a Custom Title Bar Name. This option is located at Global Settings >> General Settings >> Display Chart Timeframe on Tabs When Title Bar Name is Used.
    • Fixed a recent issue in the TransAct Interface where symbols entered with lower-case characters would not be found.
    • Fixed processing of historical data in the CTS T4 client for symbols with a format like 1/32, such as ZB.
    • Added members for direct access to common sc.BaseData/sc.BaseDataIn arrays in the ACSIL. These members are: sc.Open, sc.High, sc.Low, sc.Close, sc.Volume, sc.OpenInterest, sc.NumberOfTrades, sc.OHLCAvg, sc.HLCAvg, sc.HLAvg, sc.BidVolume, sc.AskVolume, sc.UpTickVolume, sc.DownTickVolume, sc.NumberOfBidTrades, sc.NumberOfAskTrades.
    • Added a control to the Data/Trade Service Settings for the CTS T4 client to specify the data type (minutes, seconds, or ticks) for downloading intraday data.
  • 635 Release Date: 2010-09-08

    • Corrected various small problems with downloading historical intraday data from the CTS T4 system. Currently data with a resolution of 1 second data is downloaded.
    • Resolved an issue with Attached Orders in Trade Simulation mode where these Attached Orders after they were modified, could potentially fill when triggered by price action even if they were still in a Pending Child state. This issue arose in version 627.
    • Resolved an issue where when using a Price Multiplier on a chart, Trailing Stop orders when modified, would not have have a proper price set for them and could cause an unexpected fill.
    • Resolved a problem from a recent release where the chart tabs may not maintain the same order when clicked on.
    • Updated Sierra_Chart to support trading with the latest TransAct AT software. Initially there was a problem in the first revision of 635, but this has been resolved in the second revision.
    • Added an option for automatically saving all open chartbooks at a certain interval. This option can be found under Global Settings >> General Settings >> Auto-Save Chartbooks.
    • With the UDP service, added the OPEN_CHARTBOOK command.
    • Added vertical lines to the Chart DOM to designate click-able areas.
    • The Automated Trading Management logic no longer considers orders in a "Pending Child" state when calculating the quantity of "Working Orders". Only when a child order is transmitted after a parent fills, will it then be considered in the calculations.
    • Improved handling of errors with order modifications sent to live trading services. This also results trailing stop orders continuing to trail even after a single order modification error. With the TransAct service, when there is an error modifying an order, the order will return back to the Open state from Pending Modify and the error result will be shown in the Trade Service Log.
    • Automated Trading management change: When AllowMultipleEntriesInSameDirection is FALSE and there is a Buy/Sell Entry signal, only the actual position for the symbol is considered and not working orders which can establish a position if CancelAllOrdersOnEntriesAndReversals is set to TRUE. For example, if there is a working order which can result in a long position, you are currently flat the market and then there is another Buy Entry signal, the Buy Entry will be allowed assuming other automated trading exceptions do not block it.
    • Various other low level improvements.
  • 631 Release Date: 2010-08-26

    • Updated the TransAct service interface files.
    • With the CTS T4 service, all historical intraday data is obtained directly from CTS T4. All spread symbols are available. There is no extra charge for this service.
    • We have renamed various ACSIL trading structures and functions. The old names still work. The old name followed by the new name are listed here:
      s_scTradingOrderDetails -> s_SCTradeOrder
      s_SCTradingPositionData -> s_SCPositionData
      s_SCTradingOrderInput -> s_SCNewOrder
      SCTrading_BuyEntry -> BuyEntry
      SCTrading_BuyExit -> BuyExit
      SCTrading_SellEntry -> SellEntry
      SCTrading_SellExit -> SellExit
      SCTrading_GetServicePosition -> GetServicePosition
      SCTrading_GetSessionPosition -> GetSessionPosition
      SCTrading_CancelOrder -> CancelOrder
      SCTrading_GetOrderByOrderID -> GetOrderByOrderID
      SCTrading_GetOrderByIndex -> GetOrderByIndex
      SCTrading_CancelAllOrders -> CancelAllOrders
      Trading_ModifyOrder -> ModifyOrder
    • The OpenClose and BuySell members of s_SCTradeOrder are now integer constants rather than strings.
  • 630 Release Date: 2010-08-19

    • Corrected a Volume By Price issue where when using a volume period setting which is equal to a bar period, the volume profiles may not display at the end of the chart.
  • 629 Release Date: 2010-08-18

    • With the Spreadsheet System for Trading study, the chart Price Multiplier is applied to the Profit/Loss values outputted to column J.
    • Corrected issues from version 627 involving Trade Simulation. The problem of simulated Trailing orders not filling has been solved. The problem of the Last Activity date/time not being correct for simulated orders when replaying charts has been solved.
    • Corrected some issues with trade Profit/Loss formatting when a Price Multiplier is used.
    • The Automatic Trendlines study has been modified so that you can specify the High and Low Subgraphs that it is based upon. This is done through the Input Data High/Low Inputs. By default these are High and Low respectively. These can be changed if you are basing the study on something other than the Main Price Graph.
  • 627 Release Date: 2010-08-17

    • Some of the items listed here in this version, were added in previous versions but reported this version. Often this is the case until such time that the new features become stable.
    • When new lines are added to the Trade Activity Log, then the log was automatically saved within about three minutes. The log is also saved when exiting Sierra_Chart. The number of days in the log that are saved, based upon the LastActivityTime for the record, is specified under Trade >> Global Trade Settings. If the TradeActivityLog is large, then the saving can be very time-consuming. Therefore it is possible that when there is new activity and the log is saved within three minutes while running Sierra_Chart, that Sierra_Chart will be in a frozen state while saving the log. We have made changes so the saving is significantly faster and less frequent.
    • Corrected an issue from prerelease 625 where there were issues with loading chart data and this could affect studies relying on the Volume at Price data and could cause abnormal shutdowns.
    • Improvements to the integration of the CTS T4 data feed. Sierra_Chart now subscribes to the full tick by tick data feed available on the T4 platform. Also, trades which should be filtered out which affect charting, are filtered out. When the trade is reported by the exchange as having occurred in a spread, it is filtered out.
    • The trade simulation functionality has been internally revised to be more simplified. This lays the foundation for improvements with back testing which includes high-speed back testing.
    • Corrected a problem with high CPU usage from data feed processing that arose with support for Global Symbol Settings and special processing that was done for the IB service. This is now all resolved and this should make a significant difference for users affected by this.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 624 Release Date: 2010-08-04

    • Corrected issue with the display of Total Quanitity for orders at the same price level when a Price Multiplier is used.
    • Corrected a problem where global symbol settings were not automatically applied when changing the symbol of chart, if global symbol settings were available for the symbol of the chart.
  • 623 Release Date: 2010-08-2

    • When drawing a 2 or 3 Point Retracement/Extension drawing, the text for each retracement/extension line indicating the price level and/or the percentage is also displayed during the drawing process.
    • Corrected a connection problem with the TT service arising in a recent release where a connection would not succeed to the order server.
    • Due to changes with IB TWS, when modifying certain trade orders, such as Forex trade orders, the modification would fail. Apparently it is now required that the currency code be specified. This issue has now been resolved and the currency code is automatically set. If there are any further problems, let us know.
  • 621 Release Date: 2010-07-28

    • Improvements to chart trading. The Chart DOM now displays the total working quantity of orders at each price level. When modifying orders at a price level where there are multiple orders, a menu appears and you have the ability to choose the order you want to modify. This does not apply to linked orders or when adjusting the price of an order interactively. The menu appears when you modify the quantity, cancel an order, or press the M button on the order line.
    • Added menu items to the right-click context menu of chart tabs. Added Duplicate Chart, Duplicate Chart To Another Chartbook, and Rename.
    • Added Adjust Regions Tool Always Active With Current Tool option in Global Settings >> Tool Settings >> General Settings.
    • Added Draw Highlight Drawings Underneath Main Graph and Studies option in Chart >> Chart Settings.
    • Added Time Range Highlight study.
    • Corrected an issue with Sell Exit Limit Price cell for the Spreadsheet System for Trading study where the price entered was not being used when using Limit orders. This issue arose in a recent release.
    • An option has been added to the Data/Trade Service Settings window for the Transact trading service to disable the connection to the trade server. This will speed up the connect process and can work around a potential issue you may encounter with the Transact AT software.
    • Improvements to Trading Technologies data feed processing.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 619 Release Date: 2010-07-22

    • Added Daily Profit/Loss field to the Internal Positions data tab on the Positions Window. This is also logged to the Trade Activity Log. Daily Profit/Loss is reset when a trade is closed and there is a new day.
    • Chart window tabs can now be dragged with your pointer to rearrange the order.
    • The Pivot Points-Variable Period study now forward projects Pivot Point lines into the forward projection area on the right side of the chart. To see the forward projection area, press the right arrow key on your keyboard or the arrow button on the right side of the scrollbar at the bottom of the chart.
    • Corrected an issue with the functioning of the CROSSOVER, CROSSFROMABOVE, and CROSSFROMBELOW Spreadsheet functions arising from changes beginning with version 615.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 617 Release Date: 2010-07-16

    • The Pivot Points-Daily study now forward projects Pivot Point lines into the forward projection area on the right side of the chart. To see the forward projection area, press the right arrow key on your keyboard or the arrow button on the right side of the scrollbar at the bottom of the chart.
    • Various improvemnts with the integration to the TT service.
    • Reorganized the Chart Settings window.
    • Corrected a problem arising in 615 with the Crossover functions when used on spreadsheets.
  • 615 Release Date: 2010-07-08

    • Improved the detection of crossovers for studies when Subgraphs have equal values for the beginning values being compared. This applies to the CROSSOVER, CROSSFROMABOVE, and CROSSFROMBELOW functions.
    • Second revision: Corrected an issue where a short position would be reported by one less contract when using TT. Corrected an issue with Scaling Out where existing target and stop orders would not be completely reduced or canceled, when there are multiple fills for a non target/stop order that would reduce the size of the position.
  • 614 Release Date: 2010-07-06

    • Increased the number of characters that can be in a Simple Alert Condition condition formula to 384 characters. This is triple the number of characters previously.
    • Completed the development of the Limit Chase order type. By enabling Use Chase on the Trade Window, limit orders will be converted to chase orders. Whether they are entered through the Trade Window, automated trading, the ChartDOM, or from the chart. The maximum Chase is set on the More tab of the associated Trade Window for the chart.
  • 613 Release Date: 2010-06-25

    • Added the ability to synchronize the Internal Position for a symbol with the Service position in case they are different. It is also possible to create a Internal Position which exactly matches the Service position when a Internal Position for a symbol does not exist. To do this select Trade >> Positions Window. Select the Service Positions tab. Highlight the positions that you want to make the Internal Positions match with (synchronize) and press the Copy Position to Internal Position button. If a corresponding Internal Position does not exist, it will be created.
    • What an intraday chart is opened, loading of the intraday data from the chart data file is now done on a background thread. What this means is that the user interface of Sierra_Chart will not be busy or frozen while the loading of data is occurring. This allows chartbooks to take advantage of multiple CPU cores when they are opened. If you find that it takes a long time to load intraday chart data, then refer to help topic 30.12 for things you can do to reduce load times.
    • Added several custom studies from users from the Support Board to Analysis >> Studies >> Add Custom Study >> Sierra_Chart Custom Studies and Examples for easy access.
    • The historical stock data downloaded from the Barchart service and the Sierra_Chart Historical Data Service is no longer adjusted for dividends.
    • An alternate name can be specified for study Subgraphs. For example, you can use a shorter name than the standard name or a more descriptive name. To set an alternate name for a study Subgraph, open the Study Settings window for the study and then select the Subgraphs tab. Select the particular Subgraph you want to change the name of in the list, and enter the new name in the Short Name box.
    • Added the Stochastic Momentum Indicator study.
  • 612 Release Date: 2010-06-25

    • Added an option vertical grid spacing at Session Start in Chart >> Chart Settings. Using this setting will place a vertical grid line at the start of each session.
    • Added an option to Only Move Out Data On Weekends in File >> Data/Trade Service Settings >> Large Data File Settings
    • Updated Barchart API.
    • Fixed the Hide Study option to work with the Volume by Price study.
    • Improved synchronization in the Study/Price Overlay study. When we determine the appropriate source bar column to copy study or price data from, we now always use the latest bar column in the source chart that is contained within the destination bar column. Previously we would use the first bar column which can be older data.
    • Added a Draw Zeros input to the Study/Price Overlay study.
    • Added the studies Number of Trades - Bid and Number of Trades - Ask.
    • Changed the Move to Breakeven Stop order type so that after you adjust this type of order, the breakeven level is still relative to the parent order fill price rather than the current market price.
    • Added a new order type: Limit Chase. With this order type, if the market moves a way from your entry price, it will be adjusted towards the current market price, but not exceeding specified Maximum Chase value. The maximum Chase value is the maximum offset from your entry price. Therefore it is set to 2, the most your order will be adjusted by is 2.
    • Various low-level improvements.

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