It is good to know that at least one 'community' is willing to help.
I have asked this question on various other forums, with not even a reply.
I am aware that TS2000 does read Metastock, but only when one has imported all of the UK symbols.
Ans you make a valid point Imran,in that TS does read ASCII files but with the same proviso as above.
Basically i do not want to have to convert my Metastock files to ascii each night before i run the Scans, nor do i want to convert single metastock files to asci format to convert to XPO format to import into Global Server.
i just can't help but think i'm missing something.
Would be grateful if you both would persevere and help me find a solution.
I am not sure there is much else that I can suggest as I dont use Metastock. It may be worth visiting TradestationWorld and asking the question on one of their forums. I have found they are quite good at answering.
Maybe i'll stump up the cash for version 7... really can not believe that the 2000i version is so inflexible when it comes to the most important part of any system, after all most products will allow interoperability as part of the product.
speculator - It's easy! You can open MetaSock format EOD dat files directly from TS 2000i. You do NOT go through the Global Server to do this.
In TS 2000i simply Create a new Chart Window, then to load a file specify "3rd party Directory", then "New Directory" and then "MetaStock" format. You only need to do this once per directory. Navigate to your directory and you should then be able to open any of the MetaStock EOD files easily in TS without any conversion. All the files in your MetaStock directory should be listed in the "Open" window ready for you.
speculator - have not used the TS scans so cannot help in that regard. But once TS knows the files are in a particular format, and MetaStock is a format it can read directly, you should be able to do anything with them that TS normally does so far as I am aware - unless TS requires some info in the format that is not present in MetaStock. Thus you should be able to scan them. Best to try it out for yourself. Sorry, am not on Messenger.