I have recently started working with Sierra Charts and like them but I cannot figure out how to find a description of user submitted studies or how to download them or how to download a study like Ichimoku.
I have read thru Sierra's site but it did not help. Does anyone have other instructions or is there an Optimus video? Or could there be an Optimus video??
The following user says Thank You to squeeze for this post:
Also, when you download a custom study check if it ends with .cpp or .dll
If it is a .dll file then just throw it to the data folder.
If it is a .cpp file then you will have to save it to the ACS_SOURCE folder and you will have to build it:
Analysis >> Build Custom Studies DLL and then select the file and click Build Custom Study DLL.
In order to load a custom study to your chart click on the chart in order to select it and then press the F6 key. this will bring the studies window. Now click the Add Custom Study button and choose and add the study.
When I wrote "Throw it to the data folder" I meant that you have to save it in the data folder.
I am not sure that I understand what you are trying to do. Is there a specific custom study that you are trying to add?
If "scsf_SenkouSpanC" is the name of the study and it ends with .CPP then follow the previous instructions regarding .cpp files.
BUT usually the scsf_...... is the name of the study function as it appears within the code and the name of the study doesn't often have the "scsf" so I am a bit confused as to what you are trying to do.
Please help me understand :-)
The following user says Thank You to yonatan for this post:
There is just no way to find out what you want in SC on day one. It is like entering Disney park for the first time, should I go left, right or follow that shiny balloon. But once you figure out what are cpp, dll, how to compile, indicator properties then SC is rather easy and enjoyable.