We recently heard the unfortunate news from our customers that Quotes Plus has
discontinued service as of 6-January-2012. For the time being, Insider TA
will still have Quotes Plus data compatibility, but obviously this feature
will be for viewing "legacy" data only.
Direct access to the Quotes
Plus database is an Insider TA™ Professional
There are two
ways to load your legacy Quotes Plus data into Insider TA:
- To load a known symbol, press
Ctrl-Q on your keyboard. A window will pop-up for entering the
desired symbol. Be sure no other Insider TA windows are currently active,
otherwise pressing Ctrl-Q will not work. You must be at Insider TA's
"base window" in order for the Ctrl-Q key press to function...
Quotes Plus List Files
- To display a list of symbols,
and be able to select from that list in a "menu format", you will need
to access the contents of Quotes Plus List Files. Use Insider
TA's File Entry Panel to load these
list files (explained below), which will allow you to select from a menu
In order to select from a list of Quotes Plus symbols into Insider TA's
File Entry Panel, simply load one
of the list files that's created from a Quotes
Plus scan. One scan provided by Quotes Plus is for gathering all
QP symbols. That scan creates a list file named "symbols.lst",
which can be loaded into Insider TA's File Entry Panel.
List Files are ASCII files that
contain a list of ticker symbols (one per line). They reside on your computer's
hard drive with the file extension "LST". Quotes Plus provides
you with some sample list files in C:\Quotes Plus Data\Lists
(in previous QP versions, look in C:\qp2data\Lists). For example,
any one of the following list files can be loaded into Insider TA's File
c:\Quotes Plus Data\lists\sp100.lst
c:\Quotes Plus Data\lists\sp500.lst
c:\Quotes Plus Data\lists\slopeu.lst
c:\Quotes Plus Data\lists\newhighs.lst
Insider TA's File Entry Panel has a "wizard" option that automatically
grabs all of the list files that Quotes Plus provides. Click here
for more info.
Creating List Files can be done
either manually (using a text editor), or automatically
(by running a Quotes Plus scan). This latter
method is far more efficient!
Insider TA's File Entry Panel by clicking
the "Load Data File" button, which is located in Insider TA's main window,
near the bottom (look for the button shown here to the left). When the
File Entry Panel pops up (shown below), enter the full name of
the desired list file (in our example below, this is C:\Quotes Plus Data\lists\MOSTALL.LST,
which is what we created in our sample Quotes Plus
scan). Then, click the "Add Above" button. This stores the LST file
into the File Entry Panel's Path Menu, which is the gray region
on the left side...
The File Entry Panel
is covered on page 9-2 in the Insider TA Users Manual (8th
After the LST file has been entered
into the gray Path Menu, you can click it with the mouse. This
will reveal all the stored symbols in the File Entry Panel's File Menu,
which is the white region on the right side (observe the symbols "A",
"AA", "AAB", and so on, in the above figure). Clicking any of these entries
will load the Quotes Plus data for that symbol.
You can also run Insider TA's
File Scan Utility on list files. Simply
input C:\Quotes Plus Data\lists\MOSTALL.LST into the
File Scan Utility's Scan-By-Path List.