To obtain a more detailed explanation about this process please see: Importing Data From Text Files
To Import trading data from text files into BTAnalytics you should take the following steps:
|•||Click in 'Import Settings' in the 'Settings' tab of the Ribbon toolbox:|
|•||In the shown dialog, select the 'Text Files Importing Format' tab and then click on the 'Add' button to add the definition of a new format.|
|•||After that the 'Text File Importing Format Configuration' dialog is shown. In this dialog you can define the parameters of the format.|
|o||Set a name for the format.|
|o||Select the fields included in the file and their order.|
|o||Define the format options such as date / time formats, separators, etc.|
|o||Click on the 'Ok' button to save the new format.|
|•||In the 'Text Files Importing Format' tab of the 'Import Settings' dialog, select the newly created format and click on the 'Extensions' button. Then the 'File Extensions For Format' dialog is shown:|
|•||Each file extension should be associated only to a file format. Add the desired file extensions and click 'Ok'.|
|a.||If you want to enable BTAnalytics to automatically import the files then configure a Monitored Folder.|
If you want a more detailed explanation of the Automatic Folder Monitoring feature, please see: Automatic Folder Monitoring Feature
|•||In the 'Import Settings' dialog select the 'Monitored Folders' tab.|
|•||If the folder where the file will be put isn't in the list, then add it. Click on the 'Add' button to add a new folder.|
|•||Select the desired folder.|
|•||Click on 'Monitor For Text Files' and on 'Choose Format Using File Extension'|
|•||Click Ok to save the monitored folder.|
|•||Then put any file that you want to be imported in the desired folder and it will be automatically imported.|
|b.||If you want to import the files manually.|
|•||Close the 'Import Settings' dialog.|
|•||Click on the 'Import' button in the 'Home' page of the Ribbon toolbox. The following dialog is shown:|
|•||Select the file to import.|
|•||Click on 'Ok'.|
If the importing process is successful, after importing the file in the 'Studies Explorer' under the destination folder there will be a new 'Raw Simulation Study' with the name of the imported file.
If the Trades included in the file had the field 'Quantity' defined, then a 'Simulation Study' will be created as a child of the 'Raw Simulation Study'.
The 'Raw Simulation Study' contains all the trades included in the file and the 'Simulation Study' contains only the trades where 'Quantity' was >0.
You can always see the importing process result by checking the Import Log.