Mark Row ctrl+space: is there a way to do a scan or make a watchlist from all my marked rows?

BraveWampa

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I've wondered for years now if there's some way to use the "marked rows" in a scan or watchlist. It would be really nice to view several watch lists and flag or mark the rows and then go back and see all the things I've marked. Does anyone know if there's a hack or access in thinkScript to access the "marked row" items? I think the answer is no, but wanted to double check.
 
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@BraveWampa
in the Watchlist we can rt click on a ticker and choose Mark Row. this is great in a large watchlist to quickly find stocks marked.

however there is no sorting function for the Marked and non Marked tickers, even though there is a column which gives a check to the far right. this check column can not be placed anywhere but the far right. and no sorting.

Is there any way to create a custom column which allows me to add to a global list of stocks I want highlighted? a simple 1 or 0 or even priority number would be great.

I wouldn't want this column matrix like list to tax the system memory and performance though as I would need all stocks in the watchlist to perform other math in other columns, I don't want to...
in the Watchlist we can rt click on a ticker and choose Mark Row. this is great in a large watchlist to quickly find stocks marked.

however there is no sorting function for the Marked and non Marked tickers, even though there is a column which gives a check to the far right. this check column can not be placed anywhere but the far right. and no sorting.

Is there any way to create a custom column which allows me to add to a global list of stocks I want highlighted? a simple 1 or 0 or even priority number would be great.

I wouldn't want this column matrix like list to tax the system memory and performance though as I would need all stocks in the watchlist to perform other math in other columns, I don't want to slow down the system.

I can't come up with any way that Thinkscript can do this.
 

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@BraveWampa
in the Watchlist we can rt click on a ticker and choose Mark Row. this is great in a large watchlist to quickly find stocks marked.

however there is no sorting function for the Marked and non Marked tickers, even though there is a column which gives a check to the far right. this check column can not be placed anywhere but the far right. and no sorting.

Is there any way to create a custom column which allows me to add to a global list of stocks I want highlighted? a simple 1 or 0 or even priority number would be great.

I wouldn't want this column matrix like list to tax the system memory and performance though as I would need all stocks in the watchlist to perform other math in other columns, I don't want to slow down the system.

I can't come up with any way that Thinkscript can do this.
The answer is no. Users can't input or interact with data fields except for computationally through scripts. :(
 
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Technically, you could create a long if statement listing each equity and then assigning a value.
Here is an example:
https://usethinkscript.com/threads/symbol-sector-comparison-to-current-chart.7891/#post-75530
I thought of that example, but in your experience do you believe doing this will slow down the system greatly to have to scan through that long list on each tick of the watchlist update?

that was my only concern. if doing so would bog down the system refresh
 
I thought of that example, but in your experience do you believe doing this will slow down the system greatly to have to scan through that long list on each tick of the watchlist update?

that was my only concern. if doing so would bog down the system refresh
One recursive or full range indicator will use more resources than an if statement.
The full range indicators were such a problem that ToS lags them on purpose now.
https://usethinkscript.com/threads/...-range-lagging-issues-due-to-tos-update.8794/

Want to be zippy? Get rid of full range and recursion. Even look backs and look forwards are slowing you down more than your 'if statements' will.
Those are the studies that generate the warning symbol about heavy resource use. You can make 500 lines of 'if statements' and not get a warning.

Most of our members eventually abandon the 'if statements' attempt and switch to spreadsheets simply because spreadsheets are easier to maintain.
If you google the forum, you will find how they are scraping their data and populating their spreadsheets.
 
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