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I figure it's about time we have a thread to collect all of our ideas on how to improve Sierra Chart.

As you post your ideas, feel free to also include the SC forum link if you've got a discussion thread going over there.

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Where's my +1 option??

The sweetness that is auto peak/valley lines

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Absolutely. The gist of it is automatically drawing horizontal lines at Low Volume Nodes (LVN) and High Volume Nodes (HVN). Basically it calls out subordinate VPOCs and areas without volume. The granularity is user configurable, so you can end up with a lot of H/LVNs or just the more prominent levels.

Btw, it is a feature that his awesomeness Chad has built into IRT. In fact, I grabbed a section from an image FT71 posted as an example (original image: 04.12.2012-10.06.36 - FuturesTrader71's library).


LOL, how funny reading that thread. Lots of sucking up

But yes, this would be an awesome addition.

I also would like the ability to have the composite colored as shown in the screenshot. The "difference" color on a per-price basis is not very useful for the composite, much better to color based on peak/valley.

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LOL, how funny reading that thread. Lots of sucking up

But yes, this would be an awesome addition.

Hey man, whatever it takes, right?


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I also would like the ability to have the composite colored as shown in the screenshot. The "difference" color on a per-price basis is not very useful for the composite, much better to color based on peak/valley.

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I seem to recall some discussion not too long ago about some enhancements and development specifically for composite style profiles. So maybe that wish is in the process of coming true as well

They also recently redid the VbP coding so that the intra-bar volume stats are more accessible. I don't do coding stuff, so it's still not very accessible to me but for those who do, well it's there now.

Btw, I'm assuming you are already aware of it, but just in case: Profile Drawing Tool

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They also recently redid the VbP coding

I did a happy dance when I saw the VPOC extensions (and VA extensions too, but mainly the naked POC's).

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Btw, I'm assuming you are already aware of it, but just in case: Profile Drawing Tool

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Looks like they made some improvements to ZigZag as well, in particular for homework... looking forward to Thursday's webinar.



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How about a way for middle mouse button to bring up a miniature data box with info on the bar you are hovering over...

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Hey how about some VPOC/VA Volume by Price label type stuff?

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1. Trade window is too fat and needs to be made hideable.

2. There should be a function call for all default studies. It really makes no sense to me why there isn't.

3. Add programmable hotkeys, middle mouse, and wheel scroll.

4. The pointer, crosshairs, and hand should not be separate tools. You should see either a pointer or crosshairs, depending on your preference, but they should have the same functionality and the default tool should be the hand tool. You shouldn't have to manually select a tool to drag the chart around.

5. You should also be able to drag the chart both horizontally and vertically in the same motion.

6. Add buy, flatten, and sell buttons to the top of the chart dom, with the order type for each being selectable.

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5. You should also be able to drag the chart both horizontally and vertically in the same motion.

Just turn on Support Vertical Scaling/Movement With Hand Tool on Tools >> Tool Settings >> General Tab

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Just turn on Support Vertical Scaling/Movement With Hand Tool on Tools >> Tool Settings >> General Tab

Ahh, thanks.

But how come you are aren't helping me with my programming? [User Discussion] Moving Average Predictor - Sierra Chart

I don't wanna hear any excuses, dog died, been sick, etc. I really need the Master, so far all I am getting is people trying to explain to me rudimentary principles of moving averages.


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1) I'd like to see the DPL (daily P/L) include the open positions P/L. It did so briefly just after they introduced it, but was removed.

2) I'd also like to then be able to display the DPL in the Trade Window's Internal P/L field. Currently only the open position P/L is displayed, and there is no longer an option to display the DPL when flat, so it just displays 0.

https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/error.php

Since I repeatedly scale in and scale out, my goal is to get a P/L display from flat to flat. I can live with the DPL if it includes the open positions P/L.
As it is, the open P/L reduces at each scale out, and that scale-out P/L gets moved to the DPL.

The two P/L fields on the Trade Window are useless for me:
1) The Internal P/L field doesn't show a flat-to-flat P/L
2) The Actual P/L field shows TT's erroneously calculated open P/L based on the average daily price, not the average entry price.

I currently use a spreadsheet study to calculate the DPL+openP/L, then display it on the chart with the Text (Large) Display for Study study. I'd like to reclaim at least the Internal P/L field.

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SC needs to explain their available features better but that is kind of impossible since they keep adding/tweaking stuff.

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I would just love a daily loss limit feature.....it would close your position if you exceeded a user set value.....

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Hi Buddy

I think you will find that infinity futures (best brokers I have used) gives you that. they also supply sierra charts free.

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Here is my wish list:
1) Pullback Column for the Numbers Bars Study
2) Faster way of selecting number of contracts in the Trade Window
3) Iceberg Orders
4) Display of the "Estimated Position In Queue" in the Chart DOM
5) Vertical scrolling of the chart with the mouse wheel (fill space is locked)

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Here is my wish list:
1) Pullback Column for the Numbers Bars Study

Can you expand on this, or post an illustration?

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Can you expand on this, or post an illustration?

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the Pullback column shows the activity since the last price extreme of the current bar was created. If a high was last created, activity since that high became the high will be shown in the Pullback Column. If a low was last created, activity since that low became the low will be shown in the Pullback Column.
It is periodicity independent, which means it does not matter what periodicity you choose. The Pullback Column will just monitor the moves off the high and low of the current bar to provide you with an intra-bar way to monitor volume and delta as price trades. It is usually added to the rightmost side of the Numbers Bars Study. I hope to post an illustration asap.

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Hi Mike,
the Pullback column shows the activity since the last price extreme of the current bar was created. If a high was last created, activity since that high became the high will be shown in the Pullback Column. If a low was last created, activity since that low became the low will be shown in the Pullback Column.
It is periodicity independent, which means it does not matter what periodicity you choose. The Pullback Column will just monitor the moves off the high and low of the current bar to provide you with an intra-bar way to monitor volume and delta as price trades. It is usually added to the rightmost side of the Numbers Bars Study. I hope to post an illustration asap.

Does this exist in any other platform?

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Hi Mike,
the Pullback column shows the activity since the last price extreme of the current bar was created. If a high was last created, activity since that high became the high will be shown in the Pullback Column. If a low was last created, activity since that low became the low will be shown in the Pullback Column.
It is periodicity independent, which means it does not matter what periodicity you choose. The Pullback Column will just monitor the moves off the high and low of the current bar to provide you with an intra-bar way to monitor volume and delta as price trades. It is usually added to the rightmost side of the Numbers Bars Study. I hope to post an illustration asap.

I think one of SC user created this already.

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Does this exist in any other platform?

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Yes, MarketDelta has it.

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Here is an example

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I think one of SC user created this already.

I checked the SC forum and and found the user you mentioned. The problem is that every time SC makes some major changes he as well has to change his code.

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i would like to see data show in spreadsheets studies in reversed order (oldest bar first).

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i would like to see data show in spreadsheets studies in reversed order (oldest bar first).

This thread mentions that SC is considering this:

https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/error.php

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This thread mentions that SC is considering this:

https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/error.php

This workaround was added to the above thread on the SC forum:

If you really need a column's values in ascending datetime order, here is a way to do it (without manually entering a formula in every cell):

1) Put this in cell Z2:
=J30+1

2) Put this in cell Z3:
=Z2-1

3) Put this in cell Y3:
=INDEX(A$3:A1002,Z3,1))

This assumes you have Number of Rows set to 1000. Edit the A1002 to the number of rows +2.
This example sorts the Date Time column A, but it works with any column.

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SC has added the option to draw profiles as outlines rather than the horizontal bars:

[Reviewed] Volume by Price Outline Style Now Supported - Sierra Chart

Nice add especially for composites

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4) Display of the "Estimated Position In Queue" in the Chart DOM

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I started a thread over at SC for a feature request, but haven't seen any interest. Rather than bump my own post over there, I thought it may be worthwhile to get some feedback from the futures.io (formerly BMT) crew.

From my post:


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What I'm looking for is the ability to add a 'relative' functionality to VbP studies. As it is, a VbP for a day with 100,000 in volume can look the same as a day with 1,000,000 in volume. Same goes for VPOCs (and HVNs and LVNs after they become available ).

For example, in the attached screenshot, I've included a couple notes comparing the 18th and 19th RTH sessions. One of the biggest differences I see is that even though the 19th traded 40% more volume than the 18th, volume at the VPOC was almost half what it was on the 18th.

In the second image, we can see that some of the most prominent high volume nodes on the 19th were actually very weak when compared to several price levels from the 18th. Visually, however, they appear to be 'equal'.

Am I in the minority in thinking this would be a useful addition? If so, that's fine. It just seems like there's some potential. Initially, an obstacle that came to mind was place in time. For example, if it's just 5min into current day RTH it doesn't seem like there would be much value in proportionalizing the current day volume profile against a recent completed day or average of several completed days. If it was a constantly updating comparison (i.e. 08:30-08:35 from today proportionately compared to 08:30-08:35 from yesterday), that could be useful.

I don't think it's any grail or anything earth-shattering, it just seems like a feature that could produce more representative market view when using volume profiles (or vol by price).

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What I'm looking for is the ability to add a 'relative' functionality to VbP studies. +1

SC Support, please look into Omni72's excellent suggestion. VbP is a wonderful indicator and any improvement to make it reflect the VPs better is definitely worth considering..

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I'd like to see a way to automate the Jump during a replay so that I can skip the overnight session during replay but include it in the chart session times for indicator accuracy.

How about adding, for example, these two cells to the spreadsheet:

Begin Replay Jump Datetime:
End Replay Jump Datetime:

Formulas to make it jump 8 hours at a certain time would look like this:

Begin: =INT(J41)+TIMEVALUE("16:00:00")
End: =BeginDatetime+TIMEVALUE("08:00:00")

This would greatly enhance the ability to do long replays over months unattended.

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4. The pointer, crosshairs, and hand should not be separate tools. You should see either a pointer or crosshairs, depending on your preference, but they should have the same functionality and the default tool should be the hand tool. You shouldn't have to manually select a tool to drag the chart around.

5. You should also be able to drag the chart both horizontally and vertically in the same motion.


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Just turn on Support Vertical Scaling/Movement With Hand Tool on Tools >> Tool Settings >> General Tab

Ok, do what Aslan says and also change the default tool to the hand tool under Tool Settings >> General >> After Single Tool Use Change To: Hand. Then (this is where the magic happens), under Tool Settings >> Chart Values, check the second box for "Always on When Using Other Tools".

All this lets you drag the chart every which way and still have the cursor on all the time. Phew.

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1) I'd like to see the DPL (daily P/L) include the open positions P/L. It did so briefly just after they introduced it, but was removed.

2) I'd also like to then be able to display the DPL in the Trade Window's Internal P/L field. Currently only the open position P/L is displayed, and there is no longer an option to display the DPL when flat, so it just displays 0.

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Since I repeatedly scale in and scale out, my goal is to get a P/L display from flat to flat. I can live with the DPL if it includes the open positions P/L.
As it is, the open P/L reduces at each scale out, and that scale-out P/L gets moved to the DPL.

The two P/L fields on the Trade Window are useless for me:
a) The Internal P/L field doesn't show a flat-to-flat P/L
b) The Actual P/L field shows TT's erroneously calculated open P/L based on the average daily price, not the average entry price.

I currently use a spreadsheet study to calculate the DPL+openP/L, then display it on the chart with the Text (Large) Display for Study study. I'd like to reclaim at least the Internal P/L field.


I just noticed in v855 that item #1 is now an option. Not sure in what version it was added. It is displayed as NPL.

Go to Global Settings >> Trade Settings. Also, Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings >> Display Daily Profit/Loss On Chart/Trade DOM must be checked.

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I just noticed in v855 that item #1 is now an option. Not sure in what version it was added. It is displayed as NPL.

Go to Global Settings >> Trade Settings. Also, Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings >> Display Daily Profit/Loss On Chart/Trade DOM must be checked.

Mine is still showing just DPL, even though I have both closed and open positions. I checked the above and am running 858.

On second thought, I guess it is because the positions were opened last night before midnight. ?

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I will be very glad to see possibilities to optimize strategies in Sierra. At Sierra's forum I found several
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Mine is still showing just DPL, even though I have both closed and open positions. I checked the above and am running 858.

On second thought, I guess it is because the positions were opened last night before midnight. ?

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The NPL should show open PL regardless of when opened. Only the "Daily" portion which is closed PL would reset at midnight (or at the time you have it configured to reset at). Sim vs Live would also affect what is being shown.

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The NPL should show open PL regardless of when opened. Only the "Daily" portion which is closed PL would reset at midnight (or at the time you have it configured to reset at). Sim vs Live would also affect what is being shown.

Everything is live. I am only seeing DPL, no NPL. I will have to dig around, I must be missing a page of settings somewhere.

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How about a hot key for Horizontal Ray. Please?



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Need to be able to define commissions on a per instrument basis, so the trade analyzer is accurate.

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What actually is the problem, that server-side oco's are not available for TT platform services? Is it something that SierraChart can fix? I'd appreciate it.

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How about a hot key for Horizontal Ray. Please?



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Global settings - Customize toolbars - Tools and you can add Horizontal Ray to your toolbar buttons.



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Hello Mike !

Global settings - Customize toolbars - Tools and you can add Horizontal Ray to your toolbar buttons.



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Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't even know SC could dock toolbars in chart windows.

But I am against taking up any more screen real estate. I'm even petitioning Anthony to remove the scrollbar and titlebars when the window is not focused, to save more space

Just need a hot key!

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Got you now! A hot key like for Horizontal Line is Alt-8 . Yeah , that's missing for the H. Ray .

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"I'm even petitioning Anthony to remove the scrollbar and titlebars when the window is not focused, to save more space."

...I second BigMike's suggestion to make the Sierra Charts lean and mean. :bmt-rocks:

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There is a check box now for the scroll bar on each chart. Don't know for sure how new it is but I just noticed it.

Under "Global Settings", "General Settings" and then under the "General 2" tab there's a check box for the scroll bar for that little extra space!

Having the scroll bar and title stuff gone unless under focus would be ideal like BigMike suggests.

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There is a check box now for the scroll bar on each chart. Don't know for sure how new it is but I just noticed it.

Under "Global Settings", "General Settings" and then under the "General 2" tab there's a check box for the scroll bar for that little extra space!

Having the scroll bar and title stuff gone unless under focus would be ideal like BigMike suggests.

Cool, learn something new every day.

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I also just saw a "Show Title Bar" option. But it is only for windows that are docked, which none of mine are. Hopefully they will extend this capability to undocked windows as well.

The idea is, if focused - shows titlebar + scrollbar. If not focused, shows neither. No functionality is lost this way, and a lot of screen real estate is saved.

I also got confirmation they are adding a hotkey for the Horizontal Ray to the next build.

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Look here, from @ktrader!



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What I would love to see is anti-aliasing of chart drawings and moving averages like Ninja. My diagonal trend lines and MA lines look like they were drawn in the 1980s.

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What I would love to see is anti-aliasing of chart drawings and moving averages like Ninja. My diagonal trend lines and MA lines look like they were drawn in the 1980s.

What resolution are you running? Post an example chart?

I use trendlines a lot and have never noticed any kind of problems with quality or jaggedness.



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What resolution are you running? Post an example chart?

I use trendlines a lot and have never noticed any kind of problems with quality or jaggedness.

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Mike, Get some glasses! It's quite subtle but screams out to me. I have three screens with a resolution of 2560x1440

A ninja chart:



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You can see what I mean if you zoom in with an image editor.

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Yes I do see it now. It is more visible on moving averages on your chart I think, which I don't use so never noticed it before. I've had lasik and my vision still isn't spectacular...

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It's not a big deal, would just make the charts look nicer. It's more apparent with straight trend lines if the angle is say 10-20 degrees. Almost horizontal but not quite. Then it looks a bit rubbish. I can live with it, the rest of Sierra looks like it was written in the 1980s too, so it kind of suits it lol.

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Feature request:

I'd like to be able to set the Volume by Price studies to use a 1-tick resolution for accuracy when plotting the POC and VAH/VAL lines (horizontal lines + markers), but have the ability to set a separate scale for the bars themselves within the profile, as I sometimes need to increase this to 4 or even 8 ticks when using big charts and big time frames, in order to properly see the profile.

So in other words, display the markers with 1-tick accuracy, but let us maintain the visual scale tick increment like currently exists.

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Feature request:

Middle mouse click brings up data box for current bar (mouse position).

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A better Trading DOM would be great, something a bit more robust along the lines of X_TRADER

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Feature request:

Ability to set a specific start date for historical data on charts, instead of "days back" - as an added option. For volume analysis, many of us want to start our charts on a particular date (swing high/low) and of course when this is expressed in "days back", the value changes daily.

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Feature request:

Ability to exclude the copying of chart drawings by panel, or some other way so that these two charts could share the trendlines in panel 1, without sharing the horizontal rays of panel 2.

That is because over time you can see the rays in panel 2 of the top chart will basically obscure the actual indicator data, making it impossible to view. But I do want to share the trendlines still.

Wishful thinking perhaps, but nevertheless...



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Ability to set a specific start date for historical data on charts, instead of "days back" - as an added option. For volume analysis, many of us want to start our charts on a particular date (swing high/low) and of course when this is expressed in "days back", the value changes daily.

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Just realized this can be done already. The trick is to just load a huge number of "days back" of history on the chart, and then in the Volume By Price study you can set a fixed start date for the composite profile.

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FEATURE REQUEST

In NinjaTrader it is possible to select a transparent colour, I can't see an option to do that in Sierra Chart. This will be very useful in drawing tools and studies, for example the CountDown Timer, Bar Numbering, Daily OHLC studies. If I change my chart background, then I want those tools to reflect that, and not have to go in manually and change them all.

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In NinjaTrader it is possible to select a transparent colour, I can't see an option to do that in Sierra Chart. This will be very useful in drawing tools and studies, for example the CountDown Timer, Bar Numbering, Daily OHLC studies. If I change my chart background, then I want those tools to reflect that, and not have to go in manually and change them all.

I think you mean setting the Alpha level? Not the color, but the level of transparency for the plot itself. There are ways to make Sierra handle transparency already, but I don't know how to do it for the countdown timer. But below is a chart example showing the Initial Balance plots using transparency options.



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I think you mean setting the Alpha level? Not the color, but the level of transparency for the plot itself. There are ways to make Sierra handle transparency already, but I don't know how to do it for the countdown timer. But below is a chart example showing the Initial Balance plots using transparency options.

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Hi Mike, do you know how to change the Alpha level? Look at my chart below, I want the background of the Countdown Timer and Bar Numbering to be transparent. This is what I mean.

Here's my regular chart:


And if I change the background colour:


Notice how the background colour I chose beforehand is still there? I don't want that, I want it to be transparent. I have to go in to every indicator background and change it manually, which would get tedious if I have a lot of indicators. As it happens I don't use many indicators but, I think it would be a great feature anyway. Couple that with anti-aliasing and Sierra Chart would look even better.

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I checked the SC forum and and found the user you mentioned. The problem is that every time SC makes some major changes he as well has to change his code.

I have used the Pull-Back through three versions, with no issues. Make sure you use his last one.

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Does anyone from SC read these posts? Just wondered. I did post to the support board about alerts firing on application load and they provided a new build two days later. Amazing service.

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Yes, but not in any official capacity.

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How about a hot key for Horizontal Ray.

SierraCharts now supports user defined keyboard shortcuts in ver 877 (Global Settings >> Customize Keyboard Shortcuts). You can setup almost anything that you can normally get to with a menu option. Trading access is currently not supported (i.e. Flatten, Buy Market...)

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FEATURE REQUEST

In NinjaTrader it is possible to select a transparent colour, I can't see an option to do that in Sierra Chart. This will be very useful in drawing tools and studies, for example the CountDown Timer, Bar Numbering, Daily OHLC studies. If I change my chart background, then I want those tools to reflect that, and not have to go in manually and change them all.

There is no "Transparent" color. Instead it is usually implemented as a lack of coloring.

The CountDown Timer just uses a Text Drawing in the study, so it is pretty easy to do. I sent a note to SC support on this one, and am sure it will get into one of next releases. The others I am not sure on, but if they use Text Drawing objects, you just need to set the TransparentLabelBackground flag when you create/modify the drawing.

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I don't have those hotkeys enabled at all, they don't even show up, any idea how i can turn these on or activate them?

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I don't have those hotkeys enabled at all, they don't even show up, any idea how i can turn these on or activate them?

What build are you on?

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I don't have those hotkeys enabled at all, they don't even show up, any idea how i can turn these on or activate them?

Global Settings / Customize Keyboard Shortcuts ?

(EDIT after having seen Mike's above message) ... from build 877.

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Sierra Chart build 877 July 14 2012

EDIT:
Oh sweet, let me take a look if that works Also trying to get more data from the velocityfutures servers for FGBL but ill contact velocity about that. Brb checking out keyboard shortcuts

Oh on a different note, is there a way to change the rightclick (on chart) menu?

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Global Settings / Customize Keyboard Shortcuts ?

(EDIT after having seen Mike's above message) ... from build 877.

Need to upgrade to latest build. 878
Then it will be found under Global Settings>>Customize Keyboard Shortcuts

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Oh on a different note, is there a way to change the rightclick (on chart) menu?

General Settings >> Customize Chart Shortcut Menu, for the tool and menu options on the right side of the right click menu
General Settings >> Customize Chart Trade Menu, for the trade options on the left side of the right click menu

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Thanks once again Sierra ist starting to look pretty good, if only the DOM didnt suck, but lets see if i can config it to look the way i want to.

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I'm trialing Sierra and pretty impressed with alot of things, but is there really not a way to link a quote spreadsheet to a chart? From the docs it looks like this is possible with the non-.NET version only, but that also removes a bunch of other spreadsheet functionality. Linking a sheet to a chart seems like a pretty basic function to be missing.

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I'm trialing Sierra and pretty impressed with alot of things, but is there really not a way to link a quote spreadsheet to a chart? From the docs it looks like this is possible with the non-.NET version only, but that also removes a bunch of other spreadsheet functionality. Linking a sheet to a chart seems like a pretty basic function to be missing.

I am not entirely sure what you are looking for but you can certainly create a spreadsheet containing a number of symbols, and as far as I know you can open a chart ffrom the spreadsheet for any of the symbols as required. This is the documentation:

Sierra Chart - Getting Quotes

You can also link a spreadsheet to a chart so that the data from the chart is fed to the spreadsheet, all real-time of course.

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I am not entirely sure what you are looking for but you can certainly create a spreadsheet containing a number of symbols, and as far as I know you can open a chart ffrom the spreadsheet for any of the symbols as required. This is the documentation:



You can also link a spreadsheet to a chart so that the data from the chart is fed to the spreadsheet, all real-time of course.

I'm just wanting to link the quote sheet to a group of charts so that when I put focus on the symbol row in the sheet the charts switch to showing that symbol. That documentation seems to say that is possible only using the non-.NET version.

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I'm just wanting to link the quote sheet to a group of charts so that when I put focus on the symbol row in the sheet the charts switch to showing that symbol. That documentation seems to say that is possible only using the non-.NET version.

I think that is correct. The .NET version of the spreadsheet will eventually go away if you read thru the forum. It is being replaced with the non-.Net version, and all new functionality is only going into the non.Net version. If you use the spread sheet, then you should be using or transitioning to the non.Net.

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I'm just wanting to link the quote sheet to a group of charts so that when I put focus on the symbol row in the sheet the charts switch to showing that symbol. That documentation seems to say that is possible only using the non-.NET version.

With the .NET version:
1) You can focus an open chart from a quotesheet by a right click on the symbol's row and then choosing a menu item, or by using Ctrl-ALt-I, or Ctrl-ALt-H. The chart must be sized because it will not Restore or Maximize it. If there is more than one chart open for the same symbol, it will only focus the lower-numbered chart number.

2) If there is no chart open for the symbol, it will open a default chart for that symbol but with no indicators. It cannot open a chartbook.

Here's the documdentation, but it is not very specific:
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I think that is correct. The .NET version of the spreadsheet will eventually go away if you read thru the forum. It is being replaced with the non-.Net version, and all new functionality is only going into the non.Net version. If you use the spread sheet, then you should be using or transitioning to the non.Net.

Sierra Chart - Software Installation

The non.NET version will not be available until 2013, so probably not for another 12 months. Spreadsheets are not yet fully supported. OEC, T4, and Barchart not yet supported.

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I think that is correct. The .NET version of the spreadsheet will eventually go away if you read thru the forum. It is being replaced with the non-.Net version, and all new functionality is only going into the non.Net version. If you use the spread sheet, then you should be using or transitioning to the non.Net.

Ok. Thanks for clarifying that. From searching through the documentation, I was under the impression that the non-.NET version was missing alot of functionality compared to the .NET so I was using .NET. If they're moving away from .NET I'll change versions.

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The ability to reorder the display sequence of the chart regions on the screen.
Currently the regions are displayed in numerical order from top to bottom of the screen with Region 1 always being the main price graph at the top. I would disparately like to sandwich my main price graph between a couple of studies.

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Adjust Tool Values to Tick Size option would be honored for any region that is displaying a price graph not just the main price graph in region 1.

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The ability to reorder the display sequence of the chart regions on the screen.
Currently the regions are displayed in numerical order from top to bottom of the screen with Region 1 always being the main price graph at the top. I would disparately like to sandwich my main price graph between a couple of studies.

You can actually achieve this but before I say how, the downside is that the main chart will behave as a study, meaning that you will not be free to manipulate it as you would normally, for example, adding trendlines.

Anyway, play with the following if you wish:

Add the study called Bar (Overlay). Let it display in region 2 and the chart to overlay set to 1. This will display the chart in region 2.

Now go to the Chart Settings and set the Chart Type to Blank.

Now add a third study, drawing it in Region 1.

Now add a fourth study and display it in region 3.

Adjust the width of the regions as required.

I have NOT tested this in real-time but I cannot see why there would be any problems. I have just run a quick replay test and it looks fine. As I say, the limitation is that your chart is stuck in a sub-reqion. There is nothing stopping you adding further studies to that sub-region though.

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Add the study called Bar (Overlay). Let it display in region 2 and the chart to overlay set to 1. This will display the chart in region 2.

Rob,
I had already tried the Bar (Overlay) study and that is when I found that Adjust Tool Values to Tick Size option didn't work outside of of the main price graph in region 1. Hopefully the folks at Sierra Chart will be able to remedy this one day soon. They certainly have already fixed a lot of issues since I have been using their fine product.

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Does anyone by any chance know if there is a possibility to change the profit/loss calculation based on the bid/ask line instead of the last traded price? Because when scalping on m1 and m5 its kind of annoying having to monitor the bid/ask lines and DAX spreads change rapidly from 0.5 --> 1 points.

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I'd like a "Show Profit/Loss After Commissions" input added to the Trading: Profit/Loss Text study.

It would only display in currency, and be based on the DPL if 'Include Open P/L in Daily P/L' is No, and be based on the NPL if 'Include Open P/L in Daily P/L' is Yes.

It would require two new Input Names/Values:
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I would like to request for dVPOC. If VPOC shifts during the profile session, this would plot the previous VPOC levels. There should be a selectable color and draw style for the dVPOC

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I would like to request for dVPOC. If VPOC shifts during the profile session, this would plot the previous VPOC levels. There should be a selectable color and draw style for the dVPOC

How would that be different from what you are already showing?

Edit: unless you are drawing thos on manually.... then the name of the study you are looking for is Volume value area lines. the first choice in the setting is to choose developing or static.

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How would that be different from what you are already showing?

Edit: unless you are drawing thos on manually.... then the name of the study you are looking for is Volume value area lines. the first choice in the setting is to choose developing or static.

The image was from Ninja. I am not interested in developing value area. Looking only for VPOC shifts

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The image was from Ninja. I am not interested in developing value area. Looking only for VPOC shifts


yeah, same indicator, just set the VAH and VAL to ignore in the settings, and it will only display VPOC






You could say..... its the same indicator in a different MODE...

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I use the ZigZag tool to label swing highs/lows, for example:



Recently as we've been breaking some real old levels, I'm having a hard time associating a line with a date. I would really welcome a quick way to be able to click on a ZigZag plot and know what the original bar date/time was.

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Hi,

Could you please work on your volume profile indicator. When you try to create a composite profile on the daily chart with hundreds of prices the graphic become very unclear and when you zoom in its all over the place (its fine on intraday charts as i guess there are less price levels). There are random tiny bars and several bars in a row which are the same level. It really need a dramatic improvement to make it an accurate tool. Its very difficult to pinpoint the high and low volume prices on a large daily chart which goes back a few years.

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I'd like a "Show Profit/Loss After Commissions" input added to the Trading: Profit/Loss Text study.

It would only display in currency, and be based on the DPL if 'Include Open P/L in Daily P/L' is No, and be based on the NPL if 'Include Open P/L in Daily P/L' is Yes.

It would require two new Input Names/Values:
Show Profit/Loss After Commissions | Yes/No
RT Commission | currency value

Not sure when this went in (no release notes yet), but this is in 899.

Option: Round Turn Commission To Include

899! Wow, I still have 676 includes for some code I wrote for someone. That's a lot of releases.

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899! Wow, I still have 676 includes for some code I wrote for someone. That's a lot of releases.

I am guessing those 200 builds has taken what, 350 days? It seems like there is a new build every other day or so Which is a completely awesome thing since they are separated into Release channel and Beta channel.

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I am guessing those 200 builds has taken what, 350 days?

Oldest one listed on the changelog page is build 804 December 2011, so 100 builds in 9-10 months.

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Not sure when this went in (no release notes yet), but this is in 899.

Option: Round Turn Commission To Include

899! Wow, I still have 676 includes for some code I wrote for someone. That's a lot of releases.

Thanks @aslan. I don't know how I missed that...

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