I have some questions about ThinkorSwim

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I am trying to setup the same alerts for multiple symbols (roughly 20) on TOS. The problem I am having is that I have to create the alerts 1 by 1 each day, which is about 20 symbols, 2 alerts each (I've grouped about 10 conditions and set to "alert if any of the following conditions are met"). Then once the alerts are triggered I have to manually create another by selecting "replace alert" so that the alert is active again. Is there a faster way to repeat alerts for multiple symbols and to have them repeat daily?

For example, if I'm trying to setup an EMA crossover alert for 20 symbols. Is there a way to do so quickly, or do I have to do it 1 by 1?

Thanks in advance!
 
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I'm trying to create an alert in TOS using the ParabolicSARCrossover study but cannot find it in the list of studies. Can anyone help me with how to do this?

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Is it possible to format the Volume Profile in TOS so it's like TradingView? See image bellow with VPVR from TV indicated by yellow arrow.

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If I have multiple signal arrows show on a single candle in my TOS charts they overlap and I can only see the arrow in front. Does any one have a suggestion for me to fix this? I am using signal arrows for EMA cross, MACD cross, ParabolisSARcross, and volume reversal.

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@Dom173, there's probably a way to change how far above/below a candle an arrow will plot so that you can fit more than one. But I'm not a coder so I can't address that.

One workaround is to use a different size arrow and color for each indicator by changing the settings. For example, if you want to plot 2 indicators with arrows, make one indicator's arrows size 1 white. Make the other indicator's arrows size 5 purple. The result, if both plot, will be a large purple arrow with a smaller white arrow inside. If you pick contrasting colors, you'll be able to see the smaller arrow inside the larger.

You can also change settings to plot something other than an arrow, such as a dot.
 
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Hi all. I too have this issue and am wondering if there is some coding smarts to offset an arrow, if another is present. Appreciate any guidance on this please.
 
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@Trader Raider Thanks for your response.. I've actually tried that though and unfortunately I think it might go by whichever arrow prints first, so if the larger arrow prints last, it covers over the smaller ones. Not sure how to correct that. It would be good if I could offset them like you said at first.
 
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if the larger arrow prints last, it covers over the smaller ones it might go by whichever arrow prints first

Dom, that has NOT been my experience but perhaps something has changed in TOS since I needed to use that workaround. Last year I was testing something for a developer and I had 5 different arrow plots going. I just used arrow sizes 1 through 5 and a contrasting color (that was the hard part). It can take a bit of testing to be sure the colors show through. But if you pick colors that don't obscure each other you'll see them all. At least that's how it was for the project I was working on.
 
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By default that's how Volume Profile should be in ThinkorSwim as well.

 
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Dom, that has NOT been my experience but perhaps something has changed in TOS since I needed to use that workaround. Last year I was testing something for a developer and I had 5 different arrow plots going. I just used arrow sizes 1 through 5 and a contrasting color (that was the hard part). It can take a bit of testing to be sure the colors show through. But if you pick colors that don't obscure each other you'll see them all. At least that's how it was for the project I was working on.

Ok gonna give this another try and see if it works.. I'll see what other responses I get here as well. Thanks for your help. Please give my other questions a look if you have time. I created 3 other threads.
 
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yea I tried the default but I just find it's not as attractive as TradingView. Can it be customized to have a similar look? It also needs to be flipped horizontally right?
 
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Is it possible to create an on-chart signal for multiple conditions being met? I know you can create an alert and push notification but I want to have it print on the chart.

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Re: placing signals on candles, depending on the script, no code is needed. You can format an arrow into any kind of shape or signal (or text or numerical value) and plot it anywhere on, above, or below a candle.

Chart > Studies > Customizing > Plots > Values: and Draw as:

Otherwise the SetPaintingStrategy and SetStyle functions are well documented in the ToS Learning Center. Here's an example of plotting a round point in the exact center of a candle:

Code:
def pointLocation = 1 * MidBodyVal();
plot midpointSignal = if [criteria met] then pointLocation else Double.NaN;
midpointSignal.SetStyle(Curve.POINTS);
midpointSignal.SetDefaultColor(Color.BLUE);
midpointSignal.SetLineWeight(1);
 
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@Dom173 Yes, you can format the settings in Chart > Studies > VolumeProfile. It can look exactly like that, mine is anchored to the left side because it is more intuitive. Try Studies > Inputs: > on expansion > select "no' then remove (uncheck Show plot) the VA or PoC and other features you don't want.
 
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@BenTen @horserider @marketstreet .. any chance you guys have any ideas on the first 2 questions in this thread? the batch alert creation or how to create an alert in using the ParabolicSARCrossover study? thanks
 
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@BenTen @horserider @tomsk @markos @diazlaz

Can you also help me with how to create these bubbles in the upper left? I'd like to add bubbles which indicate bullish (green) or bearish (red) for the following indicators:
EMA 10 above (bullish) / below (bearish) EMA 20
EMA 50 above (bullish) / below (bearish) EMA 200
Price above (bullish) / below (bearish) VWAP midline
ParabolicSAR bullish / bearish
MACD above (bullish) / below (bearish) zeroline
Above (bullish) / below (bearish) Ichimoku Cloud

thanks in advance!
 
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@Dom173 Do not use alerts so just winging it here. Try something like. No idea if it works.
Alert(crossingType.Bearish, GetSymbolPart() + "Sar crossingType.Bearish)", Alert.BAR, Sound.Ring);
Alert(crossingType.Bullish, GetSymbolPart() + " Sar crossingType.Bullish", Alert.BAR, Sound.Ring);
 
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Thanks, I had a look. Doesn't look like that thread is exactly what I'm looking for. Do you know if it's possible to indicate the parameters I listed in the upper left bubbles/labels?

I'd like to add bubbles which indicate bullish (green) or bearish (red) for the following indicators:
EMA 10 above (bullish) / below (bearish) EMA 20
EMA 50 above (bullish) / below (bearish) EMA 200
Price above (bullish) / below (bearish) VWAP midline
ParabolicSAR bullish / bearish
MACD above (bullish) / below (bearish) zeroline
Above (bullish) / below (bearish) Ichimoku Cloud
 
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@Dom173 Do not use alerts so just winging it here. Try something like. No idea if it works.
Alert(crossingType.Bearish, GetSymbolPart() + "Sar crossingType.Bearish)", Alert.BAR, Sound.Ring);
Alert(crossingType.Bullish, GetSymbolPart() + " Sar crossingType.Bullish", Alert.BAR, Sound.Ring);

yea I'm gonna need some help with that to do with this. I'm not very familiar with the coding type stuff... anyone?
 

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