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Two things I thought of implementing in the journal:

Add a line between days on journal tab (via conditional formatting).
Improve the calculations for stop efficiency.

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Here is my idea how the trade log entry could look like. What do you think?
Then there will be some other screens needed (like verification / matching of the imported trades with the journal logs) - have no idea how should it look like now...

Feel free to comment, suggest new ideas.

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Hmmm.... not too sure....wouldn't we have to enter more than necessary as opposed to entering it directly into the journal?
Also how would you correct or delete entries?

What would be the downside to enter these directly into the journal? I ask because the upside in my view would be more control and less to enter than with your sketch....

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Hmmm.... not too sure....wouldn't we have to enter more than necessary as opposed to entering it directly into the journal?
Also how would you correct or delete entries?

What would be the downside to enter these directly into the journal? I ask because the upside in my view would be more control and less to enter than with your sketch....

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This was meant rather as helper tool to enter notes. The technical info could be read from the cvs and merge with the logs afterwards. We can show editable grid for corrections.

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The other thing I was thinking about is that we might lose quite a bit of control over the process, which is a good thing as long as everything works, but might be a big problem if there is a giltch somewhere like misgrouping of trades as I would not have the possibility to correct things easily with a fey minutes of entering the problematic trades manually and then correcting the scope of the csv and import the rest

Absolutely agree. My reason behind the idea IS to make entry of notes quicker (form with proper tab index and some pre-filled fields is faster to handle)

Nanipulating the Excel is for such task slower imho.

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maybe the importer can have an 'advanced'/'basic' option where it would allow just the normal operations like we have now, and the advanced would expand it so people could add the notes/comment/type of trade right from the importer, if they are in a hurry or something..

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This was meant rather as helper tool to enter notes. The technical info could be read from the cvs and merge with the logs afterwards. We can show editable grid for corrections.

Editable grid sounds good...


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Absolutely agree. My reason behind the idea IS to make entry of notes quicker (form with proper tab index and some pre-filled fields is faster to handle)

Nanipulating the Excel is for such task slower imho.

If you can create a tool that is faster, fantastic. But I think it also depends on what you would have to enter there...


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maybe the importer can have an 'advanced'/'basic' option where it would allow just the normal operations like we have now, and the advanced would expand it so people could add the notes/comment/type of trade right from the importer, if they are in a hurry or something..

I like the idea to be able to choose how to enter the data, don't know if it would be a lot of extra work....

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I like the idea to be able to choose how to enter the data, don't know if it would be a lot of extra work....

well the reason i said that could be a way to do it is because i can see where this could go allot further than expected and we would go from an importer -> excel based journal to a full .net journal that brings in exported data(or data right from a few trading softwares own db's) into our own db.. just looking at the natural progression of the way ive seen software projects go.. good or bad, we should prolly draw some lines in the sand for the short term and long term?

we could also get our initial goal met and have a side discussion of where this should go? how do you guys feel? im personally open to anything and offer my time up for ideas, testing, etc as you already know..

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Beta 13

Beta 13 includes:

some minor bugfixes

Lines between dates on journal tab
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Improved stop efficiency calculations, should be accurate now and added ability to simulate stops
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Added graph of ticks left on table in Target Analysis
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As to migrating, I have changed some formatting on the journal tab and fixed a few formulas, so please only copy the area of your records and not the whole journal tab. Ether copy with "match destination formatting" or write back the formatting from the cels below the pasted range, if you know how to do that.

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Beta 13 includes:

some minor bugfixes

Lines between dates on journal tab
Attachment 59444

Improved stop efficiency calculations, should be accurate now and added ability to simulate stops
Attachment 59446

Added graph of ticks left on table in Target Analysis
Attachment 59445


As to migrating, I have changed some formatting on the journal tab and fixed a few formulas, so please only copy the area of your records and not the whole journal tab. Ether copy with "match destination formatting" or write back the formatting from the cels below the pasted range, if you know how to do that.

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nice work vvhg! this is a pretty hefty update! ill run it through the paces of course..

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Well, I had to kill a thousand bugs (mainly links again...not the faintest idea where they came from again)
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But I think I got (most of) them, so if you don't find too much, I would like to post a final, I'm sick of the betas....


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