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gorachand  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, May 12, 2015 5:40:54 AM(UTC)
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Can Metastock intraday data of  1 min format be converted to Metastock intraday data of 5 min format by The Downloader? If so what are the steps involved ?

 

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, May 12, 2015 4:14:03 PM(UTC)
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Hi,

There is no direct way to use the DownLoader to compress MetaStock format into MetaStock format. You would need to open the 1-minute data in MetaStock and compress the chart into a 5-minute chart. You could then right-click on the prices in the chart and choose Copy. You can then Paste this into Excel, etc. to convert this 5-minute data into the MetaStock format.  You might also be able to paste the data directly into a blank Datasheet in The DownLoader but this method can be more problematic with the formatting.

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#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 13, 2015 1:13:35 PM(UTC)
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Thank you for your reply. I have one question.According to your instructions-- when I am reconverting back from Excel to Metastock -- in the options sub window in The Downloader convert dialogue box - what figure do I enter into the intraday data minute box-- 1 or 5 ? Regards, Dr.Chatterjee

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#4 Posted : Wednesday, May 13, 2015 2:01:43 PM(UTC)
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Hi Dr.Chatterjee, Once the data is pasted into Excel from your chart it should effectively be stored at the 5-minute level, so that is what you will want to choose in the conversion options when bringing it back into MetaStock - using Excel as the Source format and MetaStock as the Destination format.
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#5 Posted : Thursday, May 14, 2015 4:50:28 AM(UTC)
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Thank you for your reply.But your instructions have to be followed on a stock to stock basis.I have data for about 200 stocks in my data folder.Converting them one by one will take a lot of time.Is there any way I can do the operation collectively--thus speeding up the process? Regards, Dr.Chatterjee
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