# Opening Range Breakout (ORB) Scanner for ThinkorSwim

#### BenTen

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Here is a scanner for the ORB indicator (Opening Range Breakout) that you can run in your ThinkorSwim. Get alerted for when a stock is breaking out or breaking down as they happen.

Add the ORB indicator if you haven't done so.

### thinkScript Code

Rich (BB code):
``````# Clayburgs Directional Day Filter
# Written by KumoBob Dec 31 2009

# Thanks to ThinkScriptor and aPPLE_PI for helping me with the secondsfromtime() function by showing me the code writen by Prospectus in his Opening Range study.

# Directional Day Filter Line - After the first five minutes calculate the average range for this 5-minute bar. Draw a horizontal line at this level.
# Time Line - Draw a vertical line at 60-minute bar (Low to High of the day so far).
# (slower value for faster moving charts like currency and S&P – Faster value for slower moving charts) (45 minutes to 90 minutes)
# Determine the amount of activity above and below the Directional Day Filter Line prior to the Time Line.
# (A rectangle can be drawn with Blue shading above and Red below the Directional Day Filter Line)
# If the majority of the activity is above the Directional Day Filter Line the trend bias for the day will be higher.
# If the majority of the activity is below the Directional Day Filter Line the trend bias for the day will be lower.
# If it's even the day will most likely be flat.
# If the closing bar on the Time Line is within 1/3 the distance from the Directional Day Filter Line then added bias can be anticipated.

#hint: Best used in a 1 to 5 minute chart period

def na = double.nan;
############### Directional Day Filter Line ##############

input ORBegin = 0930;
input OREnd = 0935;
# Show Today only? (Default Yes)
input ShowTodayOnly = { default "No", "Yes"};
def s = ShowTodayOnly;
# Create logic for OR definition: 1 if between fist 5 minutes
Def ORActive = if secondsTillTime(OREnd) > 0 AND secondsFromTime(ORBegin) >= 0 then 1 else 0;
# Create logic to paint only current day post-open:
def today = if s == 0 OR getDay() == getLastDay() AND secondsFromTime(ORBegin) >= 0 then 1 else 0;
# Track OR High:
Rec ORHigh = if ORHigh[1] == 0 or ORActive[1] == 0 AND ORActive == 1 then high else if ORActive AND high > ORHigh[1] then high else ORHigh[1];
# Track OR Low:
Rec ORLow = if ORLow[1] == 0 or ORActive[1] == 0 AND ORActive == 1 then low else if ORActive AND low < ORLow[1] then low else ORLow[1];
# Calculate OR width:
Def ORWidth = ORHigh - ORLow;
# Define all the plots:
Def ORHA = if ORActive OR today < 1 then na else ORHigh;
Def ORLA = if ORActive OR today < 1 then na else ORLow;
Def O = ORHA - (ORHA - ORLA) / 2;
Plot ORL = if (o == 0 , na, o);
ORL.SetDefaultColor(color.Yellow);
ORL.SetStyle(curve.Long_DASH);
ORL.SetLineWeight(3);

################## Time Line #####################

input ORBegin2 = 0930;
# Define time that OR is finished (in hhmm format,
# 10:00 is the default):
input OREnd2 = 1030;
# Show Today only? (Default Yes)
####input ShowTodayOnly={"No", default "Yes"};
####def s=ShowTodayOnly;
# Create logic for OR definition:
Def ORActive2 = if secondsTillTime(OREnd2) > 0 AND secondsFromTime(ORBegin2) >= 0 then 1 else 0;
# Create logic to paint only current day post-open:
#####def today=if s==0 OR getday()==getlastday() AND secondsfromtime(ORBegin2)>=0 then 1 else 0;
# Track OR High:
Rec ORHigh2 = if ORHigh2[1] == 0 or ORActive2[1] == 0 AND ORActive2 == 1 then high else if ORActive2 AND high > ORHigh2[1] then high else ORHigh2[1];
# Track OR Low:
Rec ORLow2 = if ORLow2[1] == 0 or ORActive2[1] == 0 AND ORActive2 == 1 then low else if ORActive2 AND low < ORLow2[1] then low else ORLow2[1];
# Calculate OR width:
Def ORWidth2 = ORHigh2 - ORLow2;
# Define all the plots:
Plot ORH2 = if ORActive2 OR today < 1 then na else ORHigh2;
Plot ORL2 = if ORActive2 OR today < 1 then na else ORLow2;
# Formatting:
ORH2.SetDefaultColor(color.green);
ORH2.SetStyle(curve.Long_DASH);
ORH2.SetLineWeight(3);
ORL2.SetDefaultColor(color.red);
ORL2.SetStyle(curve.Long_DASH);
ORL2.SetLineWeight(3);

################################
Def TimeLine = if secondsTillTime(OREnd2) == 0 then 1 else 0;

Def pos = (ORH2 - ORL2) / 10;

plot d1 = if (TimeLine , ORH2, na);
plot d2 = if (TimeLine , ORH2 - ( pos * 2), na);
plot d3 = if (TimeLine , ORH2 - ( pos * 3), na);
plot d4 = if (TimeLine , ORH2 - ( pos * 4), na);
plot d5 = if (TimeLine , ORH2 - ( pos * 5), na);
plot d6 = if (TimeLine , ORH2 - ( pos * 6), na);
plot d7 = if (TimeLine , ORH2 - ( pos * 7), na);
plot d8 = if (TimeLine , ORH2 - ( pos * 8), na);
plot d9 = if (TimeLine , ORH2 - ( pos * 9), na);
plot d10 = if (TimeLine , (ORL2), na);

d1.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.arrow_down);
d2.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
d3.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
d4.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
d5.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
d6.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
d7.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
d8.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
d9.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
d10.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.ARROW_UP);

d2.HideBubble();
d3.HideBubble();
d4.HideBubble();
d5.HideBubble();
d6.HideBubble();
d7.HideBubble();
d8.HideBubble();
d9.HideBubble();

DEF Span = (O - ORL2) / (ORH2 - ORL2);
rec colorState = if Span > 0.66 then -1
else if Span < 0.33 then 1 else 0;

d1.AssignValueColor(
if colorState < 0 then Color.RED else
if colorState > 0 then Color.GREEN else
Color.Yellow
);

d2.AssignValueColor(
if colorState < 0 then Color.RED else
if colorState > 0 then Color.GREEN else
Color.Yellow
);

d3.AssignValueColor(
if colorState < 0 then Color.RED else
if colorState > 0 then Color.GREEN else
Color.Yellow
);

d4.AssignValueColor(
if colorState < 0 then Color.RED else
if colorState > 0 then Color.GREEN else
Color.Yellow
);

d5.AssignValueColor(
if colorState < 0 then Color.RED else
if colorState > 0 then Color.GREEN else
Color.Yellow
);

d6.AssignValueColor(
if colorState < 0 then Color.RED else
if colorState > 0 then Color.GREEN else
Color.Yellow
);

d7.AssignValueColor(
if colorState < 0 then Color.RED else
if colorState > 0 then Color.GREEN else
Color.Yellow
);

d8.AssignValueColor(
if colorState < 0 then Color.RED else
if colorState > 0 then Color.GREEN else
Color.Yellow
);

d9.AssignValueColor(
if colorState < 0 then Color.RED else
if colorState > 0 then Color.GREEN else
Color.Yellow
);

d10.AssignValueColor(
if colorState < 0 then Color.RED else
if colorState > 0 then Color.red else
Color.Yellow
);
d1.SetLineWeight(5);
d2.SetLineWeight(5);
d3.SetLineWeight(5);
d4.SetLineWeight(5);
d5.SetLineWeight(5);
d6.SetLineWeight(5);
d7.SetLineWeight(5);
d8.SetLineWeight(5);
d9.SetLineWeight(5);
d10.SetLineWeight(5);

#######################################################################

Def TimeLineb = if secondsTillTime(OREND) == 0 then 1 else 0;

Def posbd = (ORHA - ORLA) / 10;

plot bd1 = if (TimeLineb , ORHA, na);
plot bd2 = if (TimeLineb , ORHA - ( posbd * 2), na);
plot bd3 = if (TimeLineb , ORHA - ( posbd * 3), na);
plot bd4 = if (TimeLineb , ORHA - ( posbd * 4), na);
plot bd5 = if (TimeLineb , ORHA - ( posbd * 5), na);
plot bd6 = if (TimeLineb , ORHA - ( posbd * 6), na);
plot bd7 = if (TimeLineb , ORHA - ( posbd * 7), na);
plot bd8 = if (TimeLineb , ORHA - ( posbd * 8), na);
plot bd9 = if (TimeLineb , ORHA - ( posbd * 9), na);
plot bd10 = if (TimeLineb , (ORL2), na);

bd1.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
bd2.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
bd3.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
bd4.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
bd5.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
bd6.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
bd7.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
bd8.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
bd9.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);
bd10.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.POINTS);

bd1.SetDefaultColor(Color.YELLOW);
bd2.SetDefaultColor(Color.YELLOW);
bd3.SetDefaultColor(Color.YELLOW);
bd4.SetDefaultColor(Color.YELLOW);
bd5.SetDefaultColor(Color.YELLOW);
bd6.SetDefaultColor(Color.YELLOW);
bd7.SetDefaultColor(Color.YELLOW);
bd8.SetDefaultColor(Color.YELLOW);
bd9.SetDefaultColor(Color.YELLOW);
bd10.SetDefaultColor(Color.YELLOW);

bd1.HideBubble();
bd2.HideBubble();
bd3.HideBubble();
bd4.HideBubble();
bd5.HideBubble();
bd6.HideBubble();
bd7.HideBubble();
bd8.HideBubble();
bd9.HideBubble();
bd10.HideBubble();

#def aggregation = if getAggregationPeriod() == (AggregationPeriod.MIN * 5) or (AggregationPeriod.MIN * 10) or (AggregationPeriod.MIN * 15) then 1 else 0 ;
def aggregation = 1;``````

### The Setup

I made some changes to the indicator. Mostly cosmetic stuff so it's easier for me to look at. Basically, I just wanted to know where the Bull Zone and Bear Zone are. Some of you may remember that from the previous ORB post.

Anyways, here's what the Opening Range setup looks like on my chart.

### Getting Started with Opening Rage Scanner

Once you installed the indicator, switch over the the Scan tab. Here you want to click on Add study filter.

Click on the Pencil icon > Delete any existing conditions that ThinkorSwim gave you. Then, click Add condition.
Under -Select a Condition- > Select Price > Close. For the middle field, choose crosses. On the right field, select your ORB indicator. Under plot > ORH2 within 2 bars. Altogether you'll have something like this.

Repeat the same process again, begin with adding a new condition then under Plot select ORL2.

Make sure all the options are the same in this picture. As for as aggregation period, I have it set to the 5 min timeframe. However, you can change it to whichever timeframe you use your ORB indicator on.

Click Ok and click the green Scan button. You should be good to go. Enjoy

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Is there a shareable link available to quickly add this scanner to ToS? Thanks!

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@full_of_options Give this a try: https://tos.mx/NzMhcR

I named my indicator "BetterORB" so make sure you change yours to that or change the source code to match with however you named your indicator.

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Awesome man, thank you so much! Seems to be working fine, gonna play around with it.

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Is there a way to tweak it so the scan only returns X pct? ie. 1% above breakout? This way it keeps the results more manageable.

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@15minofpham You can use this version of ORB where it also plots the entry line for breakout and breakdown based on the range times 0.06. You can change that amount manually via the source code. As far as the scanner I'm not too sure.

Rich (BB code):
``````# 30 min opening range
# Robert Payne

def OpenRangeMinutes = 30;
def MarketOpenTime = 0930;
input ShowTodayOnly = yes;

def Today = if GetDay() == GetLastDay() then 1 else 0;
def FirstMinute = if SecondsFromTime(MarketOpenTime) < 60 then 1 else 0;
def OpenRangeTime = if SecondsFromTime(MarketOpenTime) < 60 * OpenRangeMinutes then 1 else 0;

def ORHigh =  if FirstMinute then high else if OpenRangeTime and high > ORHigh[1] then high else ORHigh[1];
def ORLow = if FirstMinute then low else if OpenRangeTime and low < ORLow[1] then low else ORLow[1];

plot OpenRangeHigh = if ShowTodayOnly and !Today then Double.NaN else if !OpenRangeTime then ORHigh else Double.NaN;
plot OpenRangeLow = if ShowTodayOnly and !Today then Double.NaN else if !OpenRangeTime then ORLow else Double.NaN;

OpenRangeHigh.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);
OpenRangeHigh.SetDefaultColor(Color.YELLOW);
OpenRangeHigh.SetLineWeight(2);
OpenRangeLow.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);
OpenRangeLow.SetDefaultColor(Color.YELLOW);
OpenRangeLow.SetLineWeight(2);

DefineGlobalColor("cloud", CreateColor(161, 182, 158));

def dailyRange = high(period = "day" )[1] - low(period = "day" )[1];
def range = Average(dailyRange, 10);

plot entryLine1 = OpenRangeHigh + (range * 0.06);
entryLine1.SetDefaultColor(Color.GREEN);

plot entryLine2 = OpenRangeLow - (range * 0.06);
entryLine2.SetDefaultColor(Color.GREEN);

def SoundAlert = high crosses above entryLine1 or low crosses below entryLine2;

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Hi. I am new to this site and i am impressed with the content. I was wondering if you have an idea about the fractal chaos bands in tradingview. I ve been looking for a TOS version of it but no luck so far. Would you be able to post a tos version or recode it ? Thank you.

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@BenTen I've retooled Robert Payne's scan above to further refine results. Just plug in the desired percentage amount in the "Limiter" input and scan. Also, make sure to specify whether you're looking for Breakouts or Breakdowns by positioning the Hashtag (#) in front of the plot statement you want to exclude...

Rich (BB code):
``````# Filename: 30_min_Opening_Range_SCAN

# source: 30 min opening range
# original author: Robert Payne

def OpenRangeMinutes = 30;
def MarketOpenTime = 0930;
input ShowTodayOnly = yes;
input Limiter = 0.05;

def Today = if GetDay() == GetLastDay()
then 1
else 0;

def FirstMinute = if SecondsFromTime(MarketOpenTime) < 60
then 1
else 0;

def OpenRangeTime = if SecondsFromTime(MarketOpenTime) < 60 * OpenRangeMinutes
then 1
else 0;

def ORHigh =  if FirstMinute
then high
else if OpenRangeTime and high > ORHigh[1]
then high
else ORHigh[1];

def ORLow = if FirstMinute
then low
else if OpenRangeTime and low < ORLow[1]
then low
else ORLow[1];

def OpenRangeHigh = if ShowTodayOnly and !Today
then Double.NaN
else if !OpenRangeTime
then ORHigh
else Double.NaN;

def OpenRangeLow = if ShowTodayOnly and !Today
then Double.NaN
else if !OpenRangeTime
then ORLow
else Double.NaN;

def PreviousRange = high[1] - low[1];
def range = Average(PreviousRange, 10);

def entryLine1 = OpenRangeHigh + (range * 0.06);
def entryLine2 = OpenRangeLow - (range * 0.06);

# Scan currently set to find Breakouts
# Move Hashtag to Breakout plot to scan for Breakdowns
# Limiter set by user (currently 5 percent)

plot breakout = close > (entryline1 + (entryline1 * Limiter));
#plot breakdown = close < (entryline2 - (entryline2 * Limiter));``````
When I ran this without the "Limiter" I got 233 results...After plugging in the Limiter, the scan returned 3 results...

Hope this helps...

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@netarchitech That's amazing. Thank you for your contribution. &#128175;

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@BenTen You are certainly welcome Happy to help if I can...

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Thank you so much BenTen & Netarchitech! I've been looking for an ORB scan with limits for a long time. I'm so GLAD I found this site!

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for this ORB scanner, what time frame do we set for aggregation period? (5min, 15min or 30min)

thanks

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@laketrader You can set it to 5min.

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@netarchitech What line do you position that code set?

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@Likos Highlight and delete Line 1...that should take care of the error you have...

Hope this helps...

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is there anyway you can create a study that draws a rectangle or a shade from the open of the first 15 minute candle to the close of the 15 minute candle and gets extended to the whole trading day for everyday, even in past days. Something like this:

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another example would be like this:

the open and close of the 15 minute candle on the dailys and have it shaded until the closing bell. So once that first 15 minute candle closes it would shade the open and close point for the rest of the day

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@ghosttrader26 Try adjusting the _ORBend_ time so that instead of highlighting the first 30 min range it will do so for the first 15min range.

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@netarchitech Does the limiter pull something above 0.05? Best used opening market or premarket?

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