Version 4.5.11 Released

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Version 4.5.11 Released

Postby Avarin » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:09 pm

An upgrade to Version 4.5.11 is now available, containing a number of important fixes and enhancements to the latest release. The following primary changes were made:

* Corrected common file error when appending data to ocr.db. Due to its heavy use in an automated search, the OCR table is subject to frequent corruption, leading to program errors. A correction has been added to this version of StrataSearch to monitor such errors and perform automated table fixes when possible.

* Refreshed TeleChart interface for latest TeleChart version. Worden Brothers recently released a new version of their TeleChart interface that was not backward compatible with prior versions. StrataSearch has now been refreshed to work properly with the latest TeleChart release. This change will only affect users that import prices from TeleChart 2007.

* Added the use of a period as a date separator on ASCII imports. When importing prices with an ASCII (CSV) format, the month, day and year previously could be separated with a '-' or a '/'. A period has now been added to that list, expanding the availability of the ASCII import to a wider variety of file format.

* Added ability to define product type on Yahoo price import. When importing prices from Yahoo and MSN, the symbol lists previously had these 3 columns:

1) Symbol
2) Exchange
3) Name

A fourth column can now be used in this list:

4) Product

The columns can be loaded with any of the 5 following values and the Symbol's product will be set accordingly:

Mutual Fund

* Added symbol and sector lists for a large number of countries. Symbol and Sector Lists for importing free prices from Yahoo have now been added for a large number of countries. Forex symbol lists have also been added to the MSN price import.

* Added ability to re-enter positions on same day as exit. In the past, StrataSearch has not been able to re-enter a position in the same symbol on the same day that the position was exited. For example, if a position in MSFT is exited at the open on Tuesday morning, a new position in MSFT could not be entered in MSFT until the open on Wednesday morning. However, a new switch has been added to the Setups > Trade Settings menu, General tab, that will Allow Re-Entry of Trades on Day of Exit. When checked, a position in MSFT that is exited on Tuesday morning could be re-entered on Tuesday morning.

* Added ability to correct various price errors during the import. Several new features to clean price data during the price import have now been added. In the past, High Prices not actually being at the High, and Low Prices not actually being at the Low would force the symbol to be excluded from processing. Switches have now been added to adjust the High and Low prices in these cases, allowing corrections to be performed rather than forcing the excluding of the symbol. In addition, a switch has been added to simply delete prices that have excessive price differences rather than excluding the symbol entirely. These switches will remain off for existing installations, but will be turned on by default for new installations. They can be found on the Setups > System Settings menu, Invalid Prices 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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