How to set up AmiBroker with eSignal feed (RT version only)
IMPORTANT: You have to have eSignal application installed on your machine
and a valid eSignal subscription.
To use AmiBroker with eSignal feed you will need to perform a one-time setup
- Run AmiBroker
- Choose File->New database
- Type a new folder name (for example: C:\Program Files\AmiBroker\eSignal
) and click Create as shown in the picture below:
- Choose eSignal RT data Plug-in from Data source combo and "Enable"
from Local data storage
- Enter appropriate number of bars to load:
90000 for 1-minute database combined with long history daily database
- Click on Configure button to show plugin configuration dialog as
Enter here your eSignal user and password (if you have eSignal properly installed
AmiBroker will pre-set these fields to user/password entered in eSignal software).
You may also adjust Number of symbols. This should not exceed your
account limit and you may consider lowering this value if you want to use
AmiBroker in parallel with another Data manager client application. (If you
exceed the limit of your subscription AmiBroker will re-adjust this number
- Now choose Base periodicity. Note that recommended periodicity
is 1 minute,
but you can select all base periods starting from tick upto hourly.
Note that selecting tick, 1-second, 5-seconds or 15-seconds periodicities
will cause transmission of huge amounts of data from eSignal servers (for
security it can be several megabytes for just one symbol and very few days
of history). If you have a modem connection this setting is highly discouraged.
Also if you should consider using 1-second bars instead of pure ticks since
this mode is faster.
Also note that to get long end-of-day histories together with intraday data
you should go to File->Database Settings->Intraday Settings and turn ON "Allow
mixed EOD/intraday data" option.
- Click OK.
From now on your AmiBroker reads quotes directly from the eSignal.
To learn how to use AmiBroker in Real Time mode read this