Tradestation 2000i and eSignal


Having recently re-subscribed to eSignal after they added London Stocks to their datafeed, I am having some difficulty in setting up the symbols in the Tradestation symbol list.

When I add, e.g. Marks and Spencer as MKS with London Stock Exchange as the exchange, the symbol comes out as MKS-LS - i.e. the old version. eSignal now requires the symbol to be MKS-LON.

Anyone have any idea how to do this?

Thanks in advance
In Global Server double click on the old sysmbol for M & S and you can edit the actual name as shown in the attachment:




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Thanks for that. I tried it and (eventually) it worked. Had to stop and re-start the GlobalServer a number of times but I now have a procedure that gives me what I want.

The effect observed was that I could add the Symbol to the Radarscreen and see the ticks but when I tried to create a chart it said No data. I had previously had this for new FX Symbols and finally found a solution.

I am now confident that I can add FX and London Stock symbols successfully. If anyone else is having problems, please let me know and I can post the whole procedure step by step.

After a bit more poking about, I've discovered that the -LS (and all the other Exchange postfixes) are held in the file exchange.txt in the Server/DBCOnline directory.

I am going to try editing this from LS to LON and setting up more LSE symbols and see if that solution works.

Modified -LS to -LON in exchange.txt as planned - this time the exchange code comes out as -LO !!!

There must be a way to get it to look at the extra character but I'm not sure I can be bothered. Paul's tip about dynamically changing the name works (provided you remember to restart the GlobalServer). So I think I'll call a halt to the experimentation.

Unless someone has an idea about getting it to recognise -LON ???

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Thanks for the info about eSignal developments.

Just as a matter of interest, are there any plans to add UK Stock Options to the eSignal datafeed. This would be of great interest to myself and, I suspect, other T2W members.

At present, I get my options data from MyTrack but would welcome being able to get all the data I need from a single source.