In the meantime, there is something one can do to retain comments. It's somewhat labor intensive, but most likely a whole lot lot less time consuming than a retype from scratch.Originally posted by iii222
I have 150 symbol files estimate between 10,000 to 20,000 symbols (and long comments, mostly in Toronto and Venture stock exchanges) in version 5 that is not recognized by version 6. How can I convert without retyping everything that I built up in the last 8 years?
Originally posted by JayF
QCharts isn't recognizing your comments because the symbols are different between 5.1 and 6.0. We do have some basic symbol mapping applied to Quote Sheets and other symbol entry areas, however this mapping logic has not been written into the line area yet. We hope to have this in 6.1.
The essential thing to know is that if you Export your quotesheet using the R-click "Export Symbols plus Totals and Comments" option, the resulting sym file will be in the format "=EXCH:SYM,blah blah comments". And if Importing a .SYM file into a quotesheet, and there is a comma immediately after the EXCH:SYM in the file, the blah blah after the comma will go into the Comment field of the quotesheet. Note: You can also Import a Filename.TXT file.
So, let's assume that one has files somewhere (.SYM or .TXT) in the format "=EXCH:SYM,blah blah blah". What to do with that file? Edit it with a text editor program, like Notepad, or Excel, or any program where it can be filed back as ASCII "text".
Let's say you have a .SYM or .TXT file named "Watchlist-1.sym" in your Symbol Folder (or whatever folder located wherever) that contains....
=TSE:RVE,stuff regarding RVE
=TSE:FCP,other stuff about FCP
=TSE:WTN,blah blah blah
As just one example here, just one way to edit the file...
Using Notepad, one could globally Replace "=TSE:" with null, nothing.
This would give....
RVE,stuff regarding RVE
FCP,other stuff about FCP
WTN,blah blah blah
Then one could globally Replace "," with "-TC,"
This would give....
RVE-TC,stuff regarding RVE
FCP-TC,other stuff about FCP
WTN-TC,blah blah blah
Save the file back as "Watchlist-1 QC6.sym" wherever you wish, like the Symbol folder in your 6.0 installation. The file is good to go for importing into QCharts 6.0. The "TC:" prefix is not required on the import. If one subsequently exports with the Totals and Comments option, then the result will include the prefix.
There are many ways to skin this cat(*). What's important here is the general drift...the quotesheet can be exported, with comments, in a form that one can subsequently massage with a text editor.
*oops...sorry PETA, but I just saw a dead cat bounce a couple of days ago.