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Importer Icon contest

Hey folks,

what do you think about the icon for the program? Perhaps if you have some ideas...

@Big Mike do you have some vertical logo image? I would paste it in the about box.

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Well, I had an idea to show the line/or bar graph with the horizontal axis = time and vertical = ticks and display to series (realized profit, max unrealized profit per trade).
However the time is not hour in day, but rather each day (and in more detailed view each trade).

Maybe something like in the picture here but the lines in same graph or perhaps stacked bars (two for each trade).

What do you think?

I tried that, as can be seen below but I didn't like that....
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This is essentially what I am doing in the importer except I don't want to have anything to do with Microsoft Interop libraries. The are difficult to handle and the API is not well made. I prefer the library I am using right now.

Anyway, this does not solve the issue how to import to excel from within the excel:-)

I can do some research when I have more time...

I found something the other day, but it's on my ipad.... I'll post that link later...

Here is some pretty basic stuff, don't know if it is of any value to you....

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I don't like the first graph either. It is to jagged so that one is easily lost in it.
But I think that losers (SL hit) are not that interesting in this case, since we are now concentrating on the money on the table... What about omitting the losers?

Just keep it simple... Two lines, one realized, one potential...

how does that appeal

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this is an error that happened with the new version trying out these settings: also it is happening when appending to an existing journal as well..

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IDEA! ok i know were working on getting everything working for the normal features that we have outlined, but if i dont get this out it might get lost in the space that is my head!

i think an updater needs to be built into this importer.. so it will become and importer/updater app.. when new journal versions come out, all one will have to do is load up the old journal with all of the users trades, and then load up the new version of the journal, and it will import all the data safely so the end user doesnt have to worry about any mistakes complications! this would also help in diagnosing issues here because we could eliminate the end users error of 'mismigration'..

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I don't like the first graph either. It is to jagged so that one is easily lost in it.
But I think that losers (SL hit) are not that interesting in this case, since we are now concentrating on the money on the table... What about omitting the losers?

Just keep it simple... Two lines, one realized, one potential...

how does that appeal

this sounds pretty solid to me, but i also dont use all of the graphs as much either..

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this is an error that happened with the new version trying out these settings: also it is happening when appending to an existing journal as well..

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Hmm, seems to me like an error in date.
Either there is a mismatch in the locale used to export the csv and the one selected in the importer or there is some malformed input.
Could you please send me a sample export file so that I am able to see how the dates are formatted?

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Here I would like to ask someone to fill in the settings for instruments into the instrument-list.txt file in order to support the currency format of data export:-)

hey @petrmac, im working on the text file for ya.. are you taking the description/name from NT? that way we can be consistent? also is this just for currencies?

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hey @petrmac, im working on the text file for ya.. are you taking the description/name from NT? that way we can be consistent? also is this just for currencies?


Cool, that helps.
I have there just two entries for testing... so the description doesn't matter. You can easily use the ones from NT.

As for the list... no not just currencies, it is needed for all instruments if you for some reason want to import file that is in currency format (i.e. not points).
So put there anything you like...

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Cool, that helps.
I have there just two entries for testing... so the description doesn't matter. You can easily use the ones from NT.

As for the list... no not just currencies, it is needed for all instruments if you for some reason want to import file that is in currency format (i.e. not points).
So put there anything you like...

ok ill use the NT description as the standard naming scheme them.. i am going to include the currencies that i have currently added(the most popular and a few extras) and then ill add the rest of what we have built into the journal as default. does that sound good? and like the journal, users and add their own instruments to suit their needs as they like beyond the defaults?

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New importer version


Here is another update.

The issue pointed to is fixed.
I improved the error handling and thanks to @madLyfe there are already some instruments in the list. The importer can now read trades with them.

USAGE comment:
be careful when deciding the delimiter and the locale. Ninja will export the data based on the Windows regional settings and that can make a huge difference in the format of almost everything (decimal numbers - "." or ",", dates).

If there is a locale that is gravely needed, just drop me a line and I will add it. This is not a big change.

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