# Above Average Volume for X Bars in a Row

#### DSG

##### New member
I've been having difficulty using the standard options in TOS for volume X bars ago is greater than volumeAvg(), continue to get No Matching Symbols. I'm looking for a script that simply looks for each of the previous X bars are greater than the 50 day average volume. For example, I would like to know when the past 5 bars have all been above the 50 day average volume. Sorry for such a newbie question, just can't get it to work.

I've been having difficulty using the standard options in TOS for volume X bars ago is greater than volumeAvg(), continue to get No Matching Symbols. I'm looking for a script that simply looks for each of the previous X bars are greater than the 50 day average volume. For example, I would like to know when the past 5 bars have all been above the 50 day average volume. Sorry for such a newbie question, just can't get it to work.

This scan will only work if scanned on a daily timeframe:
5 continuous days of volume > 50 day average volume
Ruby:
#5 continuous days of volume > 50 day average volume
#MerryDay 3/20/22
input agg    = AggregationPeriod.Day;
def avgvol   = Average(volume(period = AggregationPeriod.Day), 50);
plot FiveBarVol =  volume[5] > avgvol and
volume[4] > avgvol and
volume[3] > avgvol and
volume[2] > avgvol and
volume[1] > avgvol ;

Hi Ruby, I was playing around with your code above and was trying to figure out if there was a way to modify it for instead of 5 continuous bars over the 50 day volume average, but scan for X number of bars over XXX% over the 50 Day Average over XX Days that are not continuous but are simply spread somewhere throughout that XX Day period. Is that a difficult one to do?

I am not %100 sure what you're asking either, but this might help.

Code:
input VolAvgLength = 50;
input PercentAbove = 30;
input CheckDays = 10;
input DaysAbove = 3;
def AvgVol = average(Volume,VolAvgLength);
def VolDiff = (((Volume - AvgVol) / AvgVol) * 100);
def OutPut = Sum(VolDiff > PercentAbove, CheckDays) >= DaysAbove;
plot Scan = OutPut;

Example; 3 out of the last 10 days are %30 or more greater than the 50 period volume average.

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