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These videos and picture tutorials will show you how to correctly set up and get the most out of the BodhiGold software.

CONFIGURE FOR AMIBROKER

     

AmiBroker is a charting program created by AmiBroker.com. It uses a plugin to access data from BodhiGold's MetaStock format. It does not alter the data in any way but leaves it in place and builds its own separate directory structure through which it reads the MetaStock data.

Configuring BodhiGold for AmiBroker
  1. Install BodhiGold using the installation instructions.
  2. Once installed, launch BodhiGold. If this didn't happen automatically when you finished installation double-click the BodhiGold icon on your desktop or select it from your Windows® Start menu. Windows® 7 or above = Start ➔ Infosoft ➔ Freeway
    Windows® XP or below = Start ➔ All Programs ➔ Infosoft ➔ Bodhi 5 Gold ➔ Freeway
  3. A Confirm box will appear asking you to connect to the Internet to finish the installation. This process requires downloading files from the Internet. Make sure you are connected to the Internet then click the Yes button.

    BodhiGold: Connect to the Internet
    If a box appears asking you to use previous Bodhi settings, then refer to the tutorial: Configure BodhiGold 5 using my Bodhi settings.

  4. Select your closest Country from the drop-down box, then click [x].

    BodhiGold: Select your country

  5. Select your Nearest city from the drop-down box, then click [x].

    BodhiGold: Select your nearest city

  6. Select AmiBroker and any other formats you require from the list of analysis software, then click [x]. By selecting AmiBroker, BodhiGold will automatically choose the MetaStock format.

    BodhiGold: Select the AmiBroker format

  7. BodhiGold will now download product lists required to finish the installation.

    BodhiGold: Downloading product lists

  8. Initialisation is now completed. Click the OK button to shut down BodhiGold then restart the software.

    BodhiGold: Click the OK button then restart the software

  9. The registration screen will appear, telling you how many days you have left to trial the software.

    BodhiGold: Trial or Register

    1. To continue with the trial, click the No button. The software will give you access to the Exchange data nearest your location for the remainder of your trial period. If you requested access to other Exchange data you will need to register BodhiGold for your trial period.
      The Confirm registration box will appear each time you open BodhiGold (until it is registered).
    2. If you have purchased the software, email or telephone (+61 7 3821 5177) JustData with the Installation Code. You will then be given your personalised Registration Code. Click Yes to this message then enter your code into the box provided and click the OK button.

      BodhiGold: Register the software

  10. Click the Configure button.

    BodhiGold: Configure button

  11. The following instructions will show you how to fetch up to 6-months historical data:
    1. Right-click on the Finance tab and select Reset then Received from the menu.

      BodhiGold: Finance>Reset>Received

    2. The Received box will be displayed. The date should automatically be set to 6-months ago.

      BodhiGold: Received date

    3. Click the [OK] button.
  12. Exit the Configuration screen by clicking the [x] button.
  13. Connect to the Internet then click the Catchup button. BodhiGold will now download and export the last 6-months of data to your hard drive.

    BodhiGold: Download 6-Months of Data

Congratulations, you have successfully configured BodhiGold and imported 6-months of data into a MetaStock format (c:\Data\MetaStock\ASX0 directory). From now on, you will only need to press the Catchup button in BodhiGold each night to retrieve the latest data. The free trial will run for 30-days after installation.

Configure AmiBroker for BodhiGold
  Missing Symbols

When new symbols are added or old symbols are deleted to/from the MetaStock format, you will need to go to File > Database Settings > Configure and click the Retrieve button to get the new symbols.
We recommend you do this once a week or whenever you can't find a symbol in AmiBroker.

  1. Create an empty Windows directory called Amistock (c:/Amistock). This can be done by using Microsoft® Windows File Explorer.
    1. Open Windows® File Explorer by right-clicking on the Start button then selecting File Explorer from the menu.
    2. Double-click on your C:\ drive, then go to the Home menu and click the New Folder button.

      File Explorer - Create a new folder
      Enter the new directory Amistock then press the Enter key on the keyboard.

  2. Open AmiBroker and go to File then New then Database.

    AmiBroker: New Database

    The Database Settings dialog box will appear.

    AmiBroker: Database Settings

  3. Browse to the new directory you just created then click the Create button. (You can tick the Load this database at startup if this is to be your default directory.)
  4. After the program recognises the new directory you need to inform AmiBroker that this database uses the MetaStock plugin - select MetaStock data Plug-in from the Data source pull down menu.

    AmiBroker: MetaStock Plug-in

  5. Select Enable from the Local data storage as it will speed some accesses (AmiBroker will temporarily store recently accessed data locally in addition to reading the MetaStock files) but this is not essential.

    AmiBroker: End-of-day setting

  6. Set 2000 for the number of bars to load - 8 years of data - AmiBroker is fast at opening this amount of information.
  7. Set for End-Of-Day data.
  8. Now we need to tell AmiBroker which MetaStock directories form your new database, so click the Configure button.

    AmiBroker: Add Folder

  9. Click the Add folder button and browse to each of the MetaStock directories, clicking the Add folder button for each of them - they will have their own separate MetaStock Master files.

    AmiBroker: Open A folder
    AmiBroker: Master File

  10. Once you have added all your directories, click on the entries individually (to highlight them) and then click the Retrieve symbols button.

    AmiBroker: Retrieve data

    AmiBroker will add the symbol entries to its own data structure (the data remains in the MetaStock directory).
  11. Click the OK button to exit the MetaStock data plug-in screen.
  12. Click the OK button to exit the Database Settings screen.
  13. Double-click All to display your list of symbols.

    AmiBroker: Displaying a chart in AmiBroker

  14. Double-click a symbol to display a chart.
  15. If you wish to add new MetaStock directories at a later date use the Database Settings entry in the File pull-down menu and click the Configure button again to bring up the Add folder screen.