I think I could make it selectable if the commission field is manual entry or automatically calculated, or it might be time to split it up into a version for futures and an other one for options/stocks....
OK, the options wouldn't be a problem, but I don't know how to calculate the stocks commissions....
So I decided to make a mix, now the user can chose to use auto calculation or manual entry for each instrument.
Be aware that this is a beta! If you find any errors, please report them to me.
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Great journal... I do have one suggestion. I like to take screenshots of my entries and exits. It would be nice to have 3 or so columns where you could put links (either to files or web pages) so you could easily view your screenshots of the trade. Really all that would have to be done is to add the columns and then let the user insert the link.
Just an idea... but still very nice work.
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The manual entry doesn't use the instrument tab for commissions. So you only have to fill out the other stuff like tick size and point value, valid from/to....
When when you enter a trade for an instrument that uses manual commissions, just go to the commissions column on journal tab ( it says manual in that case) and fill the commission manually by overwriting the formula. The cell is automatically unprotected in that case. If you later should change the instrument back to an automatically calculated one, the manually entered value will be replaced with the original formula.
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Would it be perhaps a good idea to use the thoughts column for that? If you don't paste the link into the cell but insert a hyperlink via excel menu the cell will act like a link so that you could still write sth else into the cell. Of course this would only do good for one link, not three, but perhaps it would be a solution to keep lets say three screenshots at the same location. Btw, have you looked at onenote, it seems to be quite well suited for what you want to do.
P.S. I don't want to add a column as this causes huge issues with the migration tool...
Yeah... I've used OneNote before... I currently use Evernote right now to store screenshots and my comments on them. However as I was reviewing my journal, I found some trades that I wanted to look at to see how I could improve them (if possible). So ideally it would be handy to review the spreadsheet, identify trades you want to look at in more detail, and then just click the link bring up the screenshot of the trade.
This got me thinking that I could use Evernote's Note Links. I could put all my screenshots into a note, and then get the note link and put that in the Excel spreadsheet. That way you would only need one link for all the screenshots and it would also link to my journal comments as well. I could use the comments column for that because all of my comments would be in the note anyway. That's probably a better idea than my previous one.
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No matter what I do I get an error "string was not recognized as a valid Date Time". I use the format DD/MM/YYYY in Ninja, so maybe you are checking for the USA format of MM/DD/YYYY or something different. Can this be fixed to recognize different date formats.