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IMPORTING DATA TO METASTOCK CHARTING PROGRAM

ProTA Importing Instructions.


Please visit BeeSoft's website for information about ProTA software for Macintosh computers.
Also read this .pdf file for extra info - from a ProTA user and customer of Cooltrader.

Importing Cooltrader data into ProTA software is easy:

Drag any Cooltrader .txt. or .sym file onto the ProTA program icon.

That's it! ProTA's Universal Text Importer does the rest.

Here are some additional tips and illustrations:

1. Import Cooltrader's 'symbols.sym' file before importing any data files (.txt files).   Get it here

You will only import the 'symbols.sym' once, when you initially set up your database. The 'symbols.sym' file contains a listing of ticker symbols and security names. If you import this file first, ProTA will create an entry in it's database for every ticker, along with the appropriate name. Just drag the 'symbols.sym' file onto the ProTA icon. This will launch ProTA into the Universal Text Importer window:

To import the entire file without any interruptions, click Importer Preferences and make sure the New Symbols option is set to AUTO:

2. Before importing Cooltrader's data files (.txt files), check your Dates & Numbers Preferences to ensure they are set to match Cooltrader's date format.

Click Importer Preferences in the Universal Text Importer window.

Choose Preferences for: Dates & Numbers, then make sure the Dates option is set to "Month precedes Day":

3. If you are uncomfortable using the drag-and-drop method to import files, you can always open a file in the traditional Macintosh way:

From the File menu, choose Open. Then select any Cooltrader .sym or .txt file to import it.

Thanks to Jeff at Beesoft for these excellent instructions


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