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skeetabomb  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 31, 2006 9:07:59 AM(UTC)
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Can we please have some videos on how to use The Downloader to it's maximum capacity? 1. Creating lists 2. Downloading data into various lists 3. How to manage multiple folders/lists for sectorial/security class explorations/analysis 4. What the various Downloader features are meant to be used for - i.e. WHY - (this is not stated in any of the manuals or help files) Ta, skeetabomb.
Justin  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, May 31, 2006 7:34:31 PM(UTC)
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The lesson 1 in the link below will contain information on creating and downloading data. http://www.equis.com/cus...raining/outline.aspx?c=1 Information on Lists from the Help topics in the DownLoader: The Security Lists dialog lets you load and save predefined lists of securities to perform collections on. To display the Security Lists dialog click the Lists button in the Select Securities dialog. Perhaps you want to divide your securities into specific categories. To do this, you could create a list that includes only computer stocks, another that contains only commodities, another that contains only automobile stocks. Instead of having to select these individually each time for different data collections, you can group them into easily accessible lists. The same lists that you create with The DownLoader can also be used in MetaStock's Explorer when selecting the securities to explore. Open. Use this button to load the currently selected list into the Select Securities dialog. The existing folders will be replaced with the newly loaded folders. Save As. Use this button to assign the currently selected securities in the Select Securities dialog a name. You can create up to 104 named security lists. Delete. Use this button to delete the selected security list. Print. Use this button to print the selected security list. Copyright © 1985-2005 Equis International All Rights Reserved **Random help topic on a DownLoader command** (Test securities) The Test Securities command opens the Test Securites dialog, which allows you to test the security files for true MetaStock compatibility and to see if there are any other obvious errors (i.e., unusually large price changes, dates out-of-order, etc.). The DownLoader tests for over 100 different error conditions. The testing process involves selecting the files to test, testing the files, and viewing the Error Report. We recommend that you test your security files on a regular basis to avoid costly errors. More: To test securities for errors Test Status Window Test Report Copyright © 1985-2005 Equis International All Rights Reserved If you can give some specific examples of help topics you believe are not in the help section of the DownLoader please let me know.
StorkBite  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 31, 2006 10:11:01 PM(UTC)
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Skeeta, we are going to look at topics for new videos during the next few months. Hopefully after we get the new community software up and going this will be one of our main focuses. Thanks for your request. I wish we had more like this with as much detail. In the mean time, as Pyradius mentions, check out the current selections in the MetaFlix library. They really provide very good help.
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