eSignal and Symbol Limits

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by mjt, May 1, 2001.

  1. mjt


    I am limited to 50 symbols at a time. The problem that I'm running into is this. Every time I replace my symbol in my chart, the system sees that as viewing an additional symbol. For example, let's say I have 10 charts open. Over the day, let's say I change each symbol 4 times. While I am only currently looking at 10 symbols, each chart has 5 symbols that are viewable in the pull down menu where you change your symbol. (the current symbol, plus all the ones you have viewed in the past) So now I have to go to each chart, go to Chart Options, and hit 'Clear MRU Symbol List'. This is the only way to get back down to 10 symbols in my example. I am having to do this way too often. Does anyone know a shortcut so that when you replace the symbol in your chart, the previous symbol is not remembered? I called eSignal, and they didn't know how to do it.
  2. mindgame


    1. Click on your Data Manager on the lower right tray.
    2. Select Data between option and receiver.
    3. Select Symbols
    4. Click on Reset DBs

    This will blow away your data manager's database, the moment you click on close, whatever is on your current layout (5 symbols) will be reloaded...

    I hope this is what you wanted, without having to tinker with your layout...

    cheers :)
  3. mjt


    Didn't work. Thanks anyway.
  4. mindgame


    bummers... instead of typing in the stock in the chart field, create a detail window and link it to the chart. This is what i do... type the symbol in the detail window and link the symbol to 3 other charts, lvl, and others..

    I normally get exceeded 50 limit when i flip between layouts and the reset DB clears it for me.. welp great to know what reset DB can and cant do...
  5. Markiss


    You can simplify the process alittle instead of having to type the symbol in a detail window you can click on a symbol in your quote sheet to link the windows. Go to your properties menu for your detail window and make sure "trace cursor" or track cursor is checked save your settings and now all you have to do is click on a symbol to change your charts
  6. mjt


    The problem I am running into now has to do with layouts. I have 3 different layouts, based on the time of day. When I go from one layout to the next, the system seems to think I still have the former layout still open, and it counts the symbols from both layouts in my symbol limit. There is no option to close the current layout. Does anyone know a way around this?
  7. Markiss


    I have stop using esignal and now use nextrend but if I remember correctly there might be something under the file menu, either properites or page setup and I think there is something about clear mru list or something close to that.

    Give that a try and see if that helps
  8. tradeRX



    How does Nextrend compare to eSignal? Are the quotes just as timely? Can you open multiple L2 boxes, charts etc.? Which Nextrend package are you using?

  9. Markiss


    I responded to your "Is NEXTREND reliable?" thread, you can view the rest of my comments there if you haven’t already.

    As far as timely quotes compared with esignal, I was only able to test the both of them for 2 days against each other, and nextrend was slightly visibly faster and uses a lot less resources than esignal.

    You can open 12 windows per page and have 100 pages open at a time, (with the Nextrend Trader Plus package $79 +$10 for level2) and with level 2 and charts I don’t think there is a limit to how many you can have open, I currently have about 31 level 2's and double that amount in charts. I set up a whole page per symbol, check your thread for screen shots.

  10. tradeRX


    Thanks Markiss for that informative post, those links and replying again. I've decided to give them a try for a few months. I'm hoping their feed is fast as well as reliable. I've compared Datek quotes thru QuoteTracker with those from IB, and IB quotes are just a tad slower on my machine. I'm interested in comparing all three to see which is the fastest.

    #10     May 27, 2001