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Exporting TC2000 4.x/5.x data to the v3 data format

Insider TA Professional reads from the legacy TC2000 ver 4.x/5.x data files automatically.  The following discussion is for those who still use Insider TA Version 4 Professional (upgrade here).
 
  1. In TC2000 ver 4.x/5.x, click Databank | Smart Export to TC2000 ver 3.

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  3. After the Database Export to TC2000 Ver 3 window appears, select the watchlist to export ("Dow Jones 30 Industrial Component Stocks" is shown here).

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  5. Enter the path where you want the files exported to.  The default destination (C:\TCV3Data) is suitable.

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  7. Using the slide tab, select the number of days to export (750 is suitable for InsiderTA).

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  9. Put a check mark in the box labeled "Automatically run following databank updates" box.
  10. Click the Smart Export button.

If you get a RUNTIME 91 or RUNTIME 440 error when exporting, Worden recommends you try changing the contents of the Data Files Path to a new directory. The export utility will create the new directory for you. Then click the Smart Export button again.

The above steps will produce TC2000 data in the ver 3 format (that is, data will be stored in single-lettered subdirectories beneath the selected Data Files Path). Assuming you used the above example and chose the Data Files Path to be c:\TCV3Data\. Then...

  • all symbols beginning with the letter "A" would reside in c:\TCV3Data\A\
  • all symbols beginning with the letter "B" would reside in c:\TCV3Data\B\
  • all symbols beginning with the letter "C" would reside in c:\TCV3Data\C\
  • and so forth, all the way to the letter "Z"...
You can store each of these path specifications into Insider TA's File Entry Panel's Path Menu, specifically...
  • c:\TCV3Data\A\*.NDX
  • c:\TCV3Data\B\*.NDX
  • c:\TCV3Data\C\*.NDX
  • and so forth, all the way to c:\TCV3Data\Z\*.NDX
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