Monday, September 24, 2007

How Trade-Ideas Displays Time: Time & Sales Comparisons

Occasionally a customer pushes the Trade-Ideas tools in a new way and/or reveals another small piece of functionality.

The other day we received an email about how we display time in Trade-Ideas PRO.

This is a feature that has existed for a while, but it's hard to use. We plan to add this to the GUI (i.e., TI PRO), so it will be easier to use, but not for a while. It will take some effort and there is a lot of stuff before that on our list. In any case, it’s a useful feature. Several people have asked about it, and everyone seemed happy when we showed this to them (presumably when comparing our alerts to Time & Sales).

-----Original Message-----
From: "Ron F-l">
Sent: 9/20/2007 8:26 PM
Subject: Time

I just started using the downloaded version of Trade-Ideas Pro. In the Time column I only get the time by the minute. When I was using the web based I was getting the time column to the second. Please advice how I can get the downloaded version to show to the second?
Ron F-l
Our response:

----- Original Message -----
From: Philip Smolen
Friday, September 21, 2007 1:04 AM
Subject: RE: Time

Try this. Find the file c:\Program Files\Trade-Ideas\Trade-IdeasAlerts\Local.ini and open it with notepad.

Add the following line to the bottom of the file.

TimeFormatList=h:nn:ss m/d/yyyyh:nn:ss

Restart Trade-Ideas Pro. Let us know if you need anything else.

1 comment:

Wade said...


Wondering if you can do similar thing--alter the local.ini file--to show a price column? It would be handy to know exactly what the price is for some of your alerts, for an example the BT standard deviation alerts. Thanks for all the great work!