Version 4.2.0 Released

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Version 4.2.0 Released

Postby Avarin » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:42 am

Version 4.2.0 has been operating in a beta release for roughly 2 weeks with no significant problems being reported. It is therefore being released into production. Many thanks to the users who helped us out by running this release during the beta phase.

The following are the primary revisions that have been made in this release:

* Implementation of a StrataSearch Subscription option. We've had a large number of trial users requesting a lower purchase price. While the support costs prevent us from significantly lowering the price, the option of running a monthly subscription will hopefully make StrataSearch available to many of these users. Full details can be found on the StrataSearch Purchase Page at

* Integrated symbol lists for Australia and New Zealand markets. Symbol lists for Yahoo and MSN have always been available for U.S. and Canadian markets. Many international users, however, have requested this be expanded into other countries. Over the next 6 months, we hope to gradually increase our symbol lists to include a larger number of markets internationally.

* Prevent javascript errors in the Daily Signals Listing. The Daily Signals Listing can display web pages from different websites, but some web pages have javascript errors that have been creating popup errors. A change has now been made to prevent the display of these errors.

* Correct embedded use of period(), symbol() and sector() formulas. While each of these formulas has been working properly on its own, a problem was discovered when one of these formulas was embedded within another. For example, using the symbol() formula within the period() formula was creating trades based on the prices of the alternate symbol rather than the primary symbol. This has now been corrected. Note: this scenario is not present in any trading rules or strategies created by Avarin Systems, but could be encountered by programming such scenarios manually. If you have not programmed such scenarios, then you will not be affected by this issue.

* Added a maximum date range to the OneClick Evaluation Period. A StrataSearch back test is currently limited to 25 years of data, and this is enforced when setting the Evaluation Period on the Setups > Trade Settings menu, General tab. However, the same limitation was not being enforced on the OneClick Setups, allowing users to enter periods larger than 25 years which would then overflow and create a program fault. The 25-year maximum is now being enforced on the OneClick Setups, General tab.

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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