Make sure you have followed the basic setup instructions on the Getting Started
Page before proceeding to Step 2.
Step Two→Set-up ASCII Mapping
Open the Quote Manager by choosing it from the main Menu. From the Quote Manager,
choose File→Map ASCII.
Step Three→ASCII Mapping:
Starting at the top of the ASCII Mapping Window, choose the Path to the folder where you are storing your data files. After doing this, MultiCharts displays
a list of files in that directory. The ASCII Mapping window below, we have drawn a border around our file name along with the column names that require setup:
Step Four→Instrument Setup:
Starting at the left, let's go over each column. Once your Instrument is Setup, press OK:
File: Lists the file name that MultiCharts discovered when you set the Path.
Symbol:This is automatically filled in based on how you set the Get Symbol From section. We suggest the default setting
which is File Name.
Category: You can set this to anything you'd like. We normally use Cash to indicate that Multi=Charts does not need to worry about downloading data
for this Instrument.
Exchange:This setting does not matter. You can pick any Exchange.
Resolution: This column covers two sub columns. The values in our image are "1" and "Tick." Make sure this is set to Tick.
Field: Set this to Trade.
Time Zone:Set to Local.
Price and Volume Multipliers: These are optional but generally we leave them set to 1.
Step Five→Open a Chart:
Go to File→New→Chart and choose a Data Source of ASCII Mapping. There you will see a list of all of the Custom Instrument symbols
available to you. Select one and configure your chart settings and press OK. Charts will update in real time as data is written to your text files.