token_reference_for_file_exports

Special “tokens” are simply text within parenthesis that is translated by the system before being output. For example, the **{Symbol}** token automatically gets translated into the instrument symbol that is currently being exported (eg. “EURUSD”). Below is a list of special tokens that are recognised by the system and you can use to design your own custom export file formats.

**(These fields are only applicable when generating bar data i.e. all except for 'Tick' time frame)**

**{BarBeginTime}**- The time the bar begins. Time is in the time-zone specified. (See section on 'Date/time specifiers' to see further options to adjust the format of the time.)**{Open}**,**{High}**,**{Low}**,**{Close}**- The OHLC prices of the bar. Prices are based off the bid price of the tick data.**{Volume}**- The traded volume for that bar.**{BarTickCount}**- The number of tick/price movements that occurred within a bar.**{BarMaxSpread}**- The maximum spread that occurred in the bar, expressed in decimal (eg. 0.00021 for a 2.1 pip spread).**{BarMaxSpreadInt}**- The maximum spread that occurred within a bar, expressed as an integer. For a 4-digit symbol, this will appear as “2” for a 2.1 pip spread and for a 5-digit symbol, it would appear as “21”.**{BarMinSpread}**- The maximum spread that occurred in the bar, expressed in decimal (eg. 0.00021 for a 2.1 pip spread).**{BarMinSpreadInt}**- The minimum spread that occurred within a bar, expressed as an integer. For a 4-digit symbol, this will appear as “2” for a 2.1 pip spread and for a 5-digit symbol, it would appear as “21”.

**(These fields only applicable when using 'Tick' time frame)**

**{Timestamp}**(various formats) - The time of the current tick. Time is in the time-zone specified. (See section below on 'Date/time specifiers' to see further options to adjust the format of the time.)**{BidPrice}**- The bid price for current tick.**{BidVolume}**- The bid volume for the current tick.**{AskPrice}**- The ask price for the current tick.**{AskVolume}**- The ask volume for the current tick.**{BidAskSpread}**- The bid-ask spread of the tick expressed in decimal (eg. 0.00021 for a 2.1 pip spread).**{BidAskSpreadInt}**- The bid-ask spread of the tick, expressed as an integer. For a 4-digit symbol, a spread of 2.1 pips would appear as “2” and for a 5-digit symbol, it would appear as “21”.

**{Comma}**- Inserts a comma into the output (or you can just use the**,**character).**{Tab}**- Inserts a tab into the output**{Random:x,y}**- A random number between x and y (inclusive). For example,**{Random:1,20}**will pick a random number between 1 and 20. These values can be used to generate random spreads, for example.

**{Symbol}**- The current instrument symbol (eg. EURUSD).

Some numeric tokens provide the ability to modify their values. If, for example, you wish to add an additional spread to the BidPrice of a token, you can specify:

{BidPrice+0.0001}

This will add an amount of 0.0001 to the original output value. Similarly, most mathematical calculations can be applied including subtraction (-), division (/) and multiplication (*).

It is also possible to round numbers to the nearest digit using the “F” specifier like so:

{Close:F0}

The “0” indicates the number of digits to round to. “0” being whole numbers, “1” being 1 decimal place and so forth.

**{CurrentDate}**- The current date and time in various formats*(Do not confuse with bar time stamp!*)

The specifiers below allow you to fine-tune the format of any date/time fields.

- “d” The day of the month, from 1 through 31.
- “dd” The day of the month, from 01 through 31.
- “ddd” The abbreviated name of the day of the week.
- “dddd” The full name of the day of the week.
- “f” The tenths of a second in a date and time value.
- “ff” The hundredths of a second in a date and time value.
- “fff” The milliseconds in a date and time value.
- “ffff” The ten thousandths of a second in a date and time value.
- “fffff” The hundred thousandths of a second in a date and time value.
- “ffffff” The millionths of a second in a date and time value.
- “fffffff” The ten millionths of a second in a date and time value.
- “F” If non-zero, the tenths of a second in a date and time value.
- “FF” If non-zero, the hundredths of a second in a date and time value.
- “FFF” If non-zero, the milliseconds in a date and time value.
- “FFFF” If non-zero, the ten thousandths of a second in a date and time value.
- “FFFFF” If non-zero, the hundred thousandths of a second in a date and time value.
- “FFFFFF” If non-zero, the millionths of a second in a date and time value.
- “FFFFFFF” If non-zero, the ten millionths of a second in a date and time value.
- “g”, “gg” The period or era.
- “h” The hour, using a 12-hour clock from 1 to 12.
- “hh” The hour, using a 12-hour clock from 01 to 12.
- “H” The hour, using a 24-hour clock from 0 to 23.
- “HH” The hour, using a 24-hour clock from 00 to 23.
- “K” Time zone information.
- “m” The minute, from 0 through 59.
- “mm” The minute, from 00 through 59.
- “M” The month, from 1 through 12.
- “MM” The month, from 01 through 12.
- “MMM” The abbreviated name of the month.
- “MMMM” The full name of the month.
- “s” The second, from 0 through 59.
- “ss” The second, from 00 through 59.
- “t” The first character of the AM/PM designator.
- “tt” The AM/PM designator.
- “y” The year, from 0 to 99.
- “yy” The year, from 00 to 99.
- “yyy” The year, with a minimum of three digits.
- “yyyy” The year as a four-digit number.
- “yyyyy” The year as a five-digit number.
- “z” Hours offset from UTC, with no leading zeros.
- “zz” Hours offset from UTC, with a leading zero for a single-digit value.
- “zzz” Hours and minutes offset from UTC.
- “:” The time separator.
- “/” The date separator.

**Outputting the Tick Time-stamp**

{Timestamp:yyyyMMdd HHmmss}

yields

20120112 010210

(Note: You

**must**be using the 'Tick' timeframe to output the**Timestamp**token).

**Outputting the Bar Time-stamp**

{BarBeginTime:yyyy-MM-dd},{BarBeginTime:HH:mm}

yields

2016-12-11,09:10

(Note: You

**must**be using a bar time-frame (such as '5 minutes)' to output the**BarBeginTime**token).

token_reference_for_file_exports.txt · Last modified: 2023/05/08 00:22 by tickstory