Not getting alerts for custom study, any suggestions?

Mutagenix

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Here's the code I'm working with. Trying to get it to send me alerts for any result over 1%.
It's a custom watchlist column if that makes a difference. I've watched it meet the criteria
several times but haven't received any alerts. Where am I going wrong here?

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

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

def condition = if x > 1.0 then 1 else 0;
Alert(condition, ”text”, Alert.BAR);
 
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Here's the code I'm working with. Trying to get it to send me alerts for any result over 1%.
It's a custom watchlist column if that makes a difference. I've watched it meet the criteria
several times but haven't received any alerts. Where am I going wrong here?

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

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

def condition = if x > 1.0 then 1 else 0;
Alert(condition, ”text”, Alert.BAR);

https://usethinkscript.com/threads/...lert-notifications-via-phone.5430/#post-64701
5/2021
No, we cannot trigger alerts from within Custom Watchlist Columns... The Alert() code will be ignored... There is no fix for this...
Here's the code I'm working with. Trying to get it to send me alerts for any result over 1%.
It's a custom watchlist column if that makes a difference. I've watched it meet the criteria
several times but haven't received any alerts. Where am I going wrong here?

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

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

def condition = if x > 1.0 then 1 else 0;
Alert(condition, ”text”, Alert.BAR);

https://usethinkscript.com/threads/...lert-notifications-via-phone.5430/#post-64701
5/2021
No, we cannot trigger alerts from within Custom Watchlist Columns... The Alert() code will be ignored... There is no fix for this...
 
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@halcyonguy had the perfect solution. Ran the script as a true/false scan criteria with upper and lower limits and then saved it as a watchlist. Very elegant workaround.

@Mutagenix could you pls show me/send me example of this?..I just created quite complicated (long code) custom column and would like to set alert onthis..so its still valid above statment that its possible just on scan and so with 3min. delay?..
 
@Mutagenix could you pls show me/send me example of this?..I just created quite complicated (long code) custom column and would like to set alert onthis..so its still valid above statment that its possible just on scan and so with 3min. delay?..

It may or may not be applicable to your code, but instead of running
the script as a custom watchlist column, use the same code in your scan tab.

Under studies click on custom study and paste your code in the editor.
Save that as a custom scan query and it becomes a watchlist that you can
now set alerts for. It will update every few minutes like a normal scan.

The only limitation I've seen is that if you have too much wiggle room in your
scan criteria, you'll get a lot of erroneous results. You may find yourself having
to add limiting variables to get higher quality results.
 

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