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I think I made it reasonably quick again. Turned out the conditional formatting got messed up....
For some obscure reason you can still see the old journal...but I think that is not a real problem...


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Thanks. The journal is becoming perfect!

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Hard to say, because everyone will expect different things, I guess. I would like to see an easy, simple migration tool (got a pretty good idea of it actually, kind of press one button, select the old file, done).

About @petrmacs importer: fabulous tool as is, and likely will even get much better.... My vision here would be that I could call the importer with one button click within excel, choose file to import (my settings have been saved before) and it will import whatever I want....

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Thanks for the kind words, vvhg. The importer is merely a helper tool. What is the useful thing here is the journal ant it's statistics itself.

As for the migration, this is precisely what I would like to have. Two button clicks (load old, click import).
It is work in progress:-)) I am not promising any deadline though.

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OK, I found out why the old journal is visible while migrating. To make it invisible, I would have to create an other instance of excel and open it there. As this slows down the process a lot, I will leave it as is....



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Absolutely!

My idea was to have some kind of tool that would allow me to log notes as I trade. Imagine the scenario:

1 the platform is open on one screen, while on the other screen I could open the log.
2 when there is a pattern emerging, I could open up the trade log screen and start logging the thoughts. Psychologically wise I always forget what were my thoughts if I record them after a long time. Ideally I would want to write couple of words immediately.
3 the mandatory information to be entered would be the instrument and direction. The timestamp of the log could be roughly matched with the imported "technical" data from the trading platform export (let's say minutes)....

That's more or less what I do with the journal, while trading I only enter 'thoughts', 'grades' and if I didn't follow my rules the 'followed rules' field as well. All the rest comes later...

So every tool where I had to enter more than that would actually slow me down...
If you can make it quicker than that, I'm all yours.

Perhaps we could make extensive use of the tab or enter key(jump from field to field and after last field save and jump to field1 of next entry)
....and stick in predefined values (the most likely ones), like grades or followed rules so you could frequently jump these fields...


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.....As for the migration, this is precisely what I would like to have. Two button clicks (load old, click import).
It is work in progress:-)) I am not promising any deadline though.

Sounds perfect. So if you write the importer in a way that I can call it with all desired settings from within excel, we would be very close.

Ideally you would press a button in excel, choose to edit settings or not (I think we would need that...also to set them initially and there might always be a reason to change that), choose file dialog pops up, select, done.

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I think I made it reasonably quick again. Turned out the conditional formatting got messed up....
For some obscure reason you can still see the old journal...but I think that is not a real problem...


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holy crap this is getting nice! nice and snappy and so far it looks like the journal import/migration feature is pretty slick too!

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im not 100% sure why im not getting these values to post?

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OK, I found out why the old journal is visible while migrating. To make it invisible, I would have to create an other instance of excel and open it there. As this slows down the process a lot, I will leave it as is....

By all means I would try to avoid working with Microsoft API for excel. I used to use it a couple of years ago. It is badly designed, inefficient, slow and one has to be very careful not to run in some memory leak.
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This is where I admire your patience to play with the VBA macros...

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By all means I would try to avoid working with Microsoft API for excel. I used to use it a couple of years ago. It is badly designed, inefficient, slow and one has to be very careful not to run in some memory leak.
:-(

This is where I admire your patience to play with the VBA macros...


I couldn't agree more although I am not as knowledgealble as you in that field....

As I have stated in some previous post, you can't learn VBA in two days, but you can bloody well learn to hate VBA in two days


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im not 100% sure why im not getting these values to post?

Hard to tell from here, if you don't mind, just PM me your journal and I will have a look as soon as I am at my computer....

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I couldn't agree more although I am not as knowledgealble as you in that field....

As I have stated in some previous post, you can't learn VBA in two days, but you can bloody well learn to hate VBA in two days

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Another thought; a new data grid / form within NT could be created and setup with the exact data fields and format you need. Then have it form export the data to CSV file. After that a import function could be created in excel that would populate the fields in the journal with the data.

Sounds simple enough.. Right??

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