Importing MetaStock data quotes

To import data into CandleScanner from Metastock files click the Import » Metastock button from the DATA menu on the ribbon bar. This opens the Metastock Data Import Wizard which guides you through the whole process. There are 4 steps within this wizard. If you need, you can use the < Back button to return to the previous step.


  1. Specify the folder on your computer where the Metastock files are stored by clicking the button beside the Select folder containing Metastock data text field.
  2. Select checkbox Automatic quote update if you would like CandleScanner to read the directory from which you are importing to.
  3. Press Next > button.


  1. Wizard reads the folder specified in STEP 1 and displays all available symbols on the left side. Select symbols which you want to import into CandleScanner and press > button. You can also add all symbols by clicking on the >> button. If you want to do the opposite use < and << buttons respectively. You can select more than one element by pressing CTRL button or SHIFT button to select multiple rows at once.
  2. Press Next > button.


  1. Specify into which symbols group you want to store the imported symbols. You can either select one from the already existing groups (option Existing group) or create a new one (option New group). Note that if you specify a group it has to be of the same type, i.e. intraday or EOD as the data which is being imported.
  2. Press Next > button.


  1. The importing process is completed. If any problems were encountered during the import, you will see details in the lower panel of this screen.
  2. Press Finish button.

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