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I have got the following list now:
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I have also kicked most bugs out of my beta, I think. I will post a hopefully final beta soon.


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ok cool! im not sure the 6S and 6J have the right values in there as i just used the values as fillers and havnt actually traded them..

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ok cool! im not sure the 6S and 6J have the right values in there as i just used the values as fillers and havnt actually traded them..

Fixed it, 6J is 12.500.000

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thanks that worked! things im noticing:
- for some reason the inputted date isnt taking on the journals formatting
- it is writing to the comment cells which should be user selectable like the method cells are..
- i dont think the 'minutes in the trade' in the trade are working properly.. if in a trade for under 1 minute should = 1 as well im thinking, just an idea..? my trades im testing were longer than 1min but showing 0 min.
- we are going to need some type of notification that alerts the user if they have already inputted those trades for us forgetful/clumsy traders..

im sure youve have already thought of this but cant you just have the inputter skip the top cells and start with row 3? im not a programmer so if that sounds to simple and dumb its prolly because it is..

and other than the top cells issue thats what im noticing right now..

also i am working from this journal https://futures.io/psychology-money-management/4884-trading-metrics-journals-record-keeping-32.html#post180684 as that will be most similar to the newest version.. just for ref incase you didnt want to go wading through the thread.

- formatting is according to the selected locale. Should I add other ones? It has to correspond with the csv locale though.
so if the system locale is en-US the dates would be formatted in that way... but let's say this is minor issue
- yes it is writing everything that could be read from the csv - that includes instrument and method. In case you have multiple entry methods in you strategy, this makes sense.
- minutes were written incorrectly - now will be fixed in new version
- Notifications might be nice but let's try to fix more important issues first like trade grouping. Keep in mind, that this could prolong the import, especially when there are many down in the journal already.

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- formatting is according to the selected locale. Should I add other ones? It has to correspond with the csv locale though.
so if the system locale is en-US the dates would be formatted in that way... but let's say this is minor issue
- yes it is writing everything that could be read from the csv - that includes instrument and method. In case you have multiple entry methods in you strategy, this makes sense.
- minutes were written incorrectly - now will be fixed in new version
- Notifications might be nice but let's try to fix more important issues first like trade grouping. Keep in mind, that this could prolong the import, especially when there are many down in the journal already.

Would it be possible to choose to write method or not in a future version?
I think a slightly slower import is a small price to pay....

I'll post a new journal soon that you could try out (hopefully it fixes the heading issue...), it also includes the extended instrument list.

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The other thing I was thinking about is if it would be possible (within practical limits of course) to make the import tool an excel add-in?? It would be quite cool to import data into your journal where you only had to point to the csv and the settings are all saved in there so that's really all you have to do....

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The other thing I was thinking about is if it would be possible (within practical limits of course) to make the import tool an excel add-in?? It would be quite cool to import data into your journal where you only had to point to the csv and the settings are all saved in there so that's really all you have to do....

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Hmm,

that might be tricky. I have never made any excel plugin. But maybe you could call a exe from the VBscript if there is command line version available?

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One more feature we might need to implement:

On currency products, due to the error in Ninja export, there is no MAE / MFE / ETD value when exported in points (the values are zero in the csv).
How do you suggest to fix that? Maybe calculate the amount of ticks from the money value???

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Would it be possible to choose to write method or not in a future version?

I don't understand what you mean. It currently writes the method, isn't it?
You mean to skip writing of the method to the journal so that you could fill it yourself??

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Beta

OK, here is my RC: the bugs I could find and the ones pointed out to me are killed.
@petrmac, try this one to see if the problem with the heading is gone...


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One more feature we might need to implement:

On currency products, due to the error in Ninja export, there is no MAE / MFE / ETD value when exported in points (the values are zero in the csv).
How do you suggest to fix that? Maybe calculate the amount of ticks from the money value???

I don't see any other option, just remember to factor in commissions....


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I don't understand what you mean. It currently writes the method, isn't it?
You mean to skip writing of the method to the journal so that you could fill it yourself??

Exactly, the best would be to make it user selectable to write or skip it. As you pointed out, for strategies it makes sense to write it.
But for discretionary trading it would be better to skip it, so while trading you indert method, grades, comment and thoughts and after trading hours you just import all the numbers....

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