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Symbol Folder Settings
The Symbol Folder Settings dialog is used to manage a symbol list within a folder contained in the Watchlist Pane. This dialog is used to add and remove symbols from the folder as well as assign services to this folder.
The General Tab contains options related to the symbols contained within this folder.
Folder Name This is the name that is displayed in the Watchlist tree for this particular folder.
Bar Frequency Set the frequency that this data is updated. Each folder and symbols contained within can only have one frequency. Setup additional folders for different frequencies.
The Services Tab contains options related to data retrieval and broker setup for the symbols in this folder.
Historical Data Service Any services that are configured to support historical data are displayed in this list. If a service is selected, this service is used when a request for retrieving historical data is made.
Data Download Start Date Some historical data services may provide too much data. Use this option to set a cut off date for retrieval.
Broker Service Any broker services that are available will be displayed in this dropdown list. When this group of symbols is run against a live system, the selected broker will be used to open and close positions as the system dictates.
Realtime Data Services Any realtime data services that are available will be displayed in this dropdown list. When this group of symbols is run against a live system, RightEdge will begin retrieving realtime data from this provider.
Save Tick Data RightEdge has the ability to store tick data that is received from the real time data provider. Select Yes to save tick data to the configured data store.
Save Aggregated Bars If set to Yes, RightEdge will aggregate the tick data into bar data of the specified frequency as set in the Bar Data Frequency heading on the General tab.
Build Price From In some cases, especially with spot forex, a last sold price is never printed, only a bid and an ask. Use this setting to specify which element of the tick will be considered the last price.