Alert Window

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Alert Window

The Alert Window is opened by clicking the clip0069icon on the RapidTraderPro desktop. Alerts will be displayed on this window and also written to a file which can be used by your charting application to draw alerts on your charts.

 

The alert window is a fully configurable multi-tab screen.

 

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Filter Settings

Exchange Symbol - check this if you want this alert window tab then enter the Symbol you want to filter for (can be a partial filter like "ES")

Date Range - Range of dates to show alerts (will be disabled if "Today" is checked). This will cause alerts to be loaded from the history files.

Today - Check if you only want to see todays' alerts

Alert Types - Check which alert types you want to see in the window

 

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Fonts & Other Options Settings

Font - Allows you to set font, font size & bold

Clear All Alert Messages - clears alert messages from screen but not from the history file

 

Bring To Front on Alert - If this is set and the Alert Window is behind another window, it will be moved to the front when an alert comes in.

 

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clicking the "+" on the right will open a new tab on the alert window. You can have multiple tabs with different filtering on the alert window.

 

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Clicking the icon next to "Options" will cause the options windows to hide/unhide so that you can save space just for the alerts.

 

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You can set sorting and filtering options including custom filters as follows:

 

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Alert Files

 

Alert files are named "JA" followed by the date followed by ".csv". They are comma seperated files and stored on a folder on your PC:

 

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The files are in comma separated format as follows:

 

6/1/2016 1:36:06 AM,ESM16,2093.75,Large Qty Traded. 2093.50    0    8 2093.75,-16711681,-16777216,LargeQty

6/1/2016 1:36:38 AM,ESM16,2093.5,Large Qty Traded. 2093.25    1   11 2093.50,-16711681,-16777216,LargeQty

6/1/2016 1:36:44 AM,ESM16,2093.5,Large Qty Traded. 2093.50   10    0 2093.75,-65536,-16777216,LargeQty

6/1/2016 1:37:31 AM,ESM16,2093.25,"Block Buy. Price 2093.25, Size 20",-16777216,-16711681,BlockTrade

6/1/2016 1:37:35 AM,ESM16,2093.25,"Block Sell. Price 2093.25, Size 22",-16777216,-65536,BlockTrade

 

The columns are:

Date & Time, Instrument, Price, Message, Background Color, Foreground Color code, Alert type.

 

Most trading platforms will allow you to write a simple scripts to detect new alerts so that they can be painted on your charts.