Start from version 1.39 Quantower supports Real-Time Data (RTD) for sending data and other market information to Microsoft Excel®. This feature opens up many opportunities for creating custom displays and other ways to better manage your workflow.
RTD is a newer protocol that offers several advantages over DDE, including more flexibility and better performance and reliability.
We prepared the spreadsheet that outlines the basic syntax of RTD formulas with details more complex formulas. Included is a collection of popular RTD formulas, which you can simply copy and paste into your own spreadsheet. Download the sample file.
Here is the General Syntax for getting symbol info via RTD function:
Launch Excel and after open the Task Manager to check the version of Excel (32-bit or 64-bit). The platform should have the same version in order to work with RTD function correctly.
Go to the General Settings of the platform, then to section Excel RTD and tick off "Enable Microsoft Excel RTD"
Also in the settings, there are two important settings:
Custom RTD formula name — depending on the language of your operating system, the name of the RTD function in Excel may be called differently. The original name of the function in the English version of Excel is RTD, but for the Russian version it's called "ДРВ".
Custom argument separator — the separator that participates in the formula. It depends on the localization of your operating system. Get to know how to check argument separator in your system.
The easiest way to get data to Excel is to copy the necessary data through the panel context menu. For example, after activating RTD, an additional item in the context menu will appear in the Watchlist panel — Copy RTD Formula.
Select a necessary symbol or multiple symbols, right-click and select Copy RTD Formula. You can copy formulas for specific columns or for all columns.
Go to Excel and paste the copied formulas. Now the data will be updated automatically.
When retrieving instrument data using RTD, you need to specify the ID of the instrument and the properties you want to retrieve.
RTD formula uses the following basic structure:
For Windows 10:
go to Start >type Control Panel and press enter > Region
click Additional Settings
for List Separator check the argument. It must be the same as in RTD settings.