Using the CandleQuote application as a data source

CandleQuote™ is an application which can be combined with CandleScanner to get free data quotes using YAHOO! Finance service. You can buy it here.

First you use CandleQuote application to download data quotes which are interesting for you. Then you export data quotes to a text file (ASCII file in CSV format). This data is compatible with any trading tool supporting EOD ASCII files.

You can also export data to a format which can be easily understood by CandleScanner, called CandleScanner format. Go here for more on CandleQuote.

Internally when you export data from CandleQuote in "CandleScanner format" it is saved in ASCII file but with the structure which CandleScanner can understand. This is why you do not have to tell CandleScanner during import process what is the structure of the imported data when it is in the CandleScanner format.

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

STEP 1

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

STEP 2

  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 to CandleScanner and press > button. You can also add all symbols by clicking on the >> button. If you want to do the opposite use < and << button 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.

STEP 3

  1. Specify in 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.

STEP 4

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

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