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CQG API Reference Guide
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CQG API Reference Guide

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CQG API Reference Guide

Can someone please share the "CQG API Reference Guide"?

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CQG have now directed me to something of an API reference. It shows how to integrate CQG into stand-alone applications, and that is not the information I'm looking for.

Specifically, the CQG Formula Language comes with an API that includes thousands of methods (i.e. "CIVHigh, PIVHigh and MIVHigh") and I would like the reference guide that lets me lookup the differences between each method.

Any ideas on where I can find this?

London, UK
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Humn... it seems CQG also don't have this information in a document.

This is how you find the problem:

1) "Formula" button -> opens the Formula Builder
2) "Toolbox" button -> opens the Formula Toolbox
3) "Study" radio button -> Displays all the CQG Basic Studies in tree menu
4) Select any study, (i.e. "Avg Directional Movement Index") -> Displays all the methods for that Study (i.e. "ADX_OB(10)")

I'd like to know exactly what the "ADX_OB(10)" does. I can guess at what it does, but I'd like to know the concrete definition because I'd like to reuse some of the CQG functions in my custom studies.

5) Double click "ADX_OB(10)" -> opens the dialog "Setup Study Parameters" with ADX:>>>
6) Click ADX:>>> -> opens the CQG help file for "Average Directional Movement Index (ADX)" which states the OB/OS parameter attempts to set boundaries on the strength or weakness of the trend..

I've been through the documentation and ADX_OB(10) has a vaguely described purpose, but how it delivers is not exactly clear. Moreover, many other functions for other studies are not even mentioned in the help files. For example, I still have no idea what the difference is between MIVHigh and PIVHigh (under "Implied Volatility") ... well, actually a CQG guy told me its Put High and Merged High but we can't ask their guys to explain each and every function.

I'd really like the documentation for the functions in CQG's Formula Language so that I can reliably reuse those functions in custom studies.

Last edited by London Trader; September 1st, 2015 at 12:23 PM.
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I agree CQG doc is very minimal

Try this on for ADX

Part 3
ADX measures strength of trend, independent of direction. ... i.e. ADX is smoothed average of absolute value of (+DI-(- .... 1 800-525-7082 Homepage | CQG, Inc..

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