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Grouping Charts/Windows

Hi All,

I've just started using Sierra Chart, based on some posts made by others including Big Mike. So far it's been a great experience and I really hope they launch their own futures data feed.

Excuse the very basic question here but can you group MDI windows together inside a chart book ? I'm talking about the grouping function you get in powerpoint and other drawing programs where you group items together so they always appear together when you click one of them.

To be more precise, say I have an hourly chart and a two hourly chart and I want each to take up 50% of the screen when viewed together. I want to be able to click one tab and have both those charts appear each time I click that tab. I have various other charts/MDI windows in that chart book but I don't want them to appear when I click on the tab for either the hourly or two hourly tab.

I know you can do this in Trade Station but I was also hoping you could do it in Sierra Chart.

(My obvious work around is to click the hourly and then two hourly chart tabs but just wondering if there's a neater way I haven't worked out yet).

Thanks in advance for any thoughts

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Maybe I'm missing something, but can't you just create separate chartbooks for the charts you want to view together?

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Thanks for the reply.

I should have been clearer about why I asked.

The reason I want the charts in the same chartbook is because Linking Symbols only works within a chartbook and not across multiple chart books

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Thanks for the reply.

I should have been clearer about why I asked.

The reason I want the charts in the same chartbook is because Linking Symbols only works within a chartbook and not across multiple chart books

I agree, would also like to group windows together, and link symbols etc between chartbooks, as well as link studies between charts.

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Thanks for the reply.

One benefit I now see of not linking charts across different chartbooks is that when you duplicate a chart to a new chartbook and then duplicate that chart within the new chartbook the linking starts afresh so you don't end up with links to the other chartbook.

This has been useful for me where I have set up separate chartbooks for different watchlists such as indices, metals, grains etc using the futures categorisation at barchart.com.

It means I can quickly set up a new chartbook with linked charts across multiple timeframes (in a matter of seconds).

I've also realised it's easier to quickly write your watchlists as a text file with each symbol on a new line and then import it into Sierra. That saves time in Sierra and I can then keep that watchlist with me at all times by simply copying the textfile to dropbox.

Almost forgot your last point re studies. I'm not sure exactly what you've done but you should be able to see that study in all chartbooks within a sierra installation and you can even copy it across to other installations you have. I have the same study replicated in three installations of Sierra (Forex via Sierra's FXCM feed, Futures via Sierra's Barchart feed and a separate IB instance for live intraday futures and stocks)


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Choosing to not link when duplicating could probably be disabled via an option or prompt since it would be more of an infrequent occurance, than needing to link for symbols, times, etc which would be constant.

I also wish the QuoteBoard could remain visible across chartbooks, whether I attach/detach or select Always on top, as soon as I switch chartbooks, it goes to the background.

Regarding studies, I can save and load/duplicate the same study across different charts, but as far as I can tell after studying the documentation, it has to be done on each chart manually. So if I make a change to a study or study setting, I then have to save the new study collection, and manually load it to each chart. This would be much simpler if one could simply link studies across charts to be updated automatically, as symbols, times, etc are.

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