Version 3.2.3 Released

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Version 3.2.3 Released

Postby Avarin » Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:59 pm

An upgrade to Version 3.2.3 is now available, containing a number of important fixes to the latest release. The following primary changes were made:

* Protocol Revisions to Allow Early Prices from Yahoo. Yahoo recently made a revision to the protocol requirements on their servers that clients must adhere to HTTP 1.1 standards. This applies to early prices only, and not the regular archived prices. Users that check the "Import Current Prices" on the Import Prices dialog will need Version 3.2.3 or higher to obtain the early prices from Yahoo.

* Correct Use Of Fundamental Data Earlier Than Price Data. When importing fundamental data through the File > Import Fundamental Data menu, it is possible to import fundamental data earlier than the pricing data itself. When occurring, this had been creating sequence errors and incorrect data. This has now been corrected.

* Increase Efficiency of Daily or Weekly Fundamental Data. When using daily or weekly fundamental data, processing of this data could often be quite slow. An enhancement was made to make this processing much more efficient and faster running.

* Revisions to Chart Processing to Use Standardized Functions. Some users had been experiencing program errors due to the use of an undocumented system function call. With this version, the use of that call has been minimized, allowing more users to use the charts without problems.

* Correction to NumSymbols() Formula to Correct Overflow. A program overflow had been occurring in some cases where NumSymbols() was used against a very large price stream (50+ years of data). This overflow has now been corrected.

* Correction to Use of Ref() and DirRef() in Screener. Depending on the sector being evaluated, Rank fields containing these formulas had been returning 0 in some cases. This has now been corrected.

* Increased Threads for Yahoo Price Import for Efficiency. The number of threads used to download prices from Yahoo has been increased. For most high-speed internet connections, this should significantly increase the speed when importing prices from Yahoo.

To install the program update, users can use the Help > Check for Updates menu from within StrataSearch. If any problems are encountered using this method, users may alternately download and run a manual upgrade from:

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