Historical Quotes Downloader Settings
following screenshot presents software settings tab:
Type" switches between stock quotes downloading modes. HQD can
download INTRADAY or End-of-Day stock quotes.
Output Folder" shows the location on the hard drive where the
data files will be stored. Make sure that you set a valid folder for
"Historical Data Folder" - use "Browse" button next to
"File extensions" box allows to set a custom extensions
for the files. Note that the file name will always be the same as the
symbol. Thus if you want to keep data for the same symbol in different
formats, like 1-year, 5-year and 15 years, you may assign different extensions
for each time-frame, i.e. ".dat5", ".dat20" and so on. This will ensure that the data will not be
overwritten by the subsequent download.
"Data Server" and "Data Range" specify
which quotes server to use when downloading data, and how long back in
time data has to be downloaded.
"Date Format", "Time Format", "Date Separator" and "Edit
Header" customize output for the date and columns header.
"Reset to defaults" will bring all the settings to the
original state just like when the software was initially installed.
"Connection Speed" setting optimizes retry timeout
request delay depending on your internet connection speed.
"Data Range" selection box allows to specify how long
back in time historical quotes should be retrieved from preset
"Data Server" selection box allows selecting
Special formatting options include
"Add Header" - adds column header text to the output
"Add symbol" - will add stock ticker column as the first
column of the output
Checking "Reverse Data" will change chronological order
of the quotes in the output file.
"MetaStock" checkbox is automatically adjusting date,
field and time order and settings so that data can be later converted into
MetaStock text format.
Historical Quotes Downloader
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