# How to add plot scan function to custom watchlist column?

#### Mutagenix

##### New member
I'm trying to get this code to only return results of <1% or >1% while still displaying the plot itself.

plot x = Round(100 * ((close / open) - 1), 1);

x.AssignValueColor( if x < 0 then Color.ORANGE else Color.CYAN);

Thanks!

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I'm trying to get this code to only return results of <1% or >1% while still displaying the plot itself.

plot x = Round(100 * ((close / open) - 1), 1);

x.AssignValueColor( if x < 0 then Color.ORANGE else Color.CYAN);

Thanks!

for a column study.
i'll assume x is a valid %.
by show plot, i assume you want the close price to be displayed.

Code:
``````input limit = 1;
def x = Round(100 * ((close / open) - 1), 1);
plot z = if ( x > limit or x < -limit ) then close else 0;``````

for a column study.
i'll assume x is a valid %.
by show plot, i assume you want the close price to be displayed.

Code:
``````input limit = 1;
def x = Round(100 * ((close / open) - 1), 1);
plot z = if ( x > limit or x < -limit ) then close else 0;``````
This is great but how do I omit results that don't meet the input limit criteria?

I'm looking at a bunch of erroneous 0's on my watchlist.

I only want to see results that meet the limit. Any suggestions?

This is great but how do I omit results that don't meet the input limit criteria?

I'm looking at a bunch of erroneous 0's on my watchlist.

I only want to see results that meet the limit. Any suggestions?

try altering the code to this ( close to 1)

Code:
``````input limit = 1;
def x = Round(100 * ((close / open) - 1), 1);
plot z = if ( x > limit or x < -limit ) then 1 else 0;``````
EDIT

put the code in a scan code window
save the scan
go to a watchlist and choose the scan name to supply data

not this
send the scan output to a watchlist.

use the scan results to fill a watchlist.
Watch "Use ThinkOrSwim to SCAN for Stocks Based on The Strat" on YouTube
james fox
9:30 he talks about saving the scan as a watchlist

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try altering the code to this ( close to 1)

Code:
``````input limit = 1;
def x = Round(100 * ((close / open) - 1), 1);
plot z = if ( x > limit or x < -limit ) then 1 else 0;``````

then put the code in a scan.
send the scan output to a watchlist.

use the scan results to fill a watchlist.
Watch "Use ThinkOrSwim to SCAN for Stocks Based on The Strat" on YouTube
james fox
9:30 he talks about saving the scan as a watchlist
The perfect workaround doesn't exi....

I've been fighting this on my own for over a month, your solution is immaculate.

If you figure out how to force TOS to scan in real time let me know

That was a joke btw, I've accepted the impossibility of that request.

Thank you sir.

The perfect workaround doesn't exi....

I've been fighting this on my own for over a month, your solution is immaculate.

If you figure out how to force TOS to scan in real time let me know

That was a joke btw, I've accepted the impossibility of that request.

Thank you sir.

yes you can.
i mispoke and may have confused you.
create a scan.
save it.
in a watchlist , you choose the saved scan name to supply data to a watchlist, automatically. it may take a couple minutes for it to update

https://youtu.be/QCc5vJzd06E

scanner
stock hacker
create some rules for a scan
( ref: 5:45 - save scan )
top right, menu icon (middle one)
( to the right of 'add condition group' )
save scan query
give it a name, save it.

watchlist
click on the list name in the header
..personal
look for the scan name. it will have a purple circle next to it.

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