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Sierra Chart SPX.XO and VIX.XO with IQFeed

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Sierra Chart SPX.XO and VIX.XO with IQFeed

I keep getting a symbol error "unknown, unavailable or improperly formatted" with SPX.XO and VIX.XO thru IQFeed on Sierra Chart.

This worked fine in March when I last used Sierra Chart. Now that I've finally got my new office setup, I load it up again and am getting this error. The symbol names are valid from IQFeed, so it seems to be a Sierra Chart problem.

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Symbol Error - VIX.XO is unknown, unavailable, or improperly formatted.
Symbol Error - SPX.XO is unknown, unavailable, or improperly formatted.

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Hoping @josh can comment, I think he uses these symbols and IQFeed.

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They are working fine for me ... just to be sure, are you on latest version of SC?

And using the IQWatchQuote app, you can see both I'm assuming?

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They are working fine for me ... just to be sure, are you on latest version of SC?

And using the IQWatchQuote app, you can see both I'm assuming?

Build 1185, and yes the symbols work fine outside of Sierra Chart.

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@josh what do you show for price display format, tick size, and volume multiplier?

I am showing tick size of 1.0 which cannot be right.

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@josh what do you show for price display format, tick size, and volume multiplier?

I am showing tick size of 1.0 which cannot be right.

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Should be 0.01

However, that should not yield an error like the one you got. Can you post a screen shot of the symbol settings, as well as the error? Also, rename or delete the vix.xo.scid file and try it again.

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Should be 0.01

However, that should not yield an error like the one you got. Can you post a screen shot of the symbol settings, as well as the error? Also, rename or delete the vix.xo.scid file and try it again.

I'm thinking something is corrupt and will try renaming the file. Out now but will try later.

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I renamed the VIX.XO.* and SPX.XO.* files and re-opened Sierra Chart. Same problem.

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I renamed the VIX.XO.* and SPX.XO.* files and re-opened Sierra Chart. Same problem.

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At this point, it could be any of the other tickers referenced on the chart even though that's not what the log suggests. I'll try a new blank chart later and try to troubleshoot.

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Can you post a screen shot of the symbol settings

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