Save studies and scans in ThinkOrSwim

manrav

New member
Hello all,

My TOS account got deleted due to inactive trading. However, I extensively use TOS for charting and have scans, studies, and charts and have lost all of those. I spoke to TOS support and they gave me a week to copy everything I need.

The question is,

Is there an easy way to copy all the settings? scans, charts, studies, watchlist

Thanks in advance,
 

manrav

New member
Actually, I found a way. You can go to "edit studies" and under the drop-down select "user-defined". You can select all by CTRL+A and right-click "Export". You can import them all at the same time as well. This is only for studies, the scans I had to manually do all of them
 
Last edited by a moderator:

jamesbond

New member
Omg, I am going through the exact same thing. Except that it's so much work and I have been procrastinating it.

I have not figured out how to export Study Set yet. If anyone knows how?
Otherwise I am going to have to manually put saved/exported studies together as a set...

Here's a list of what I've needed to save/export:
  • Workspace
  • Grid Sets
  • Quote-Watchlist
  • Scanner
The above you can use "share" and then go to "-Tools - Shared Items" to find a full list of what you've shared. I had thought you could export this list, but I don't think you can. What I am gonna do is screenshot the list and convert to text on Apple devices and then import them using the links one by one...

- Tools - ThinkScript (this is where you find all the scripts and strategies you may have created or imported from elsewhere. the drop down lets you do "user defined" where you can select/highlight all and save/export. However, it is annoying that you cannot do the same with "Predefined" items that you also use. So if you are interested in reuse the predefined items that come with the software, you'll just have to make a list manually to remember what you had previously use or found useful.

- Studies (Study Sets): again, I haven't figured out how I can export my Study Sets. It'd be helpful if someone has a way and can share about it. OR else, I am just going to manually do -edit studies and strategies - do the user defined list under studies and strategies drop down - export them, AND then manually put the sets together with exported studies. Which is a lot of work.

I truly wish there's a simple way to save/export everything all at once. I even asked the customer reps is there's a way I can hook my new account to my old login, but the answer was negative.

From experience, I've also noticed that even on the same ToS login/account, things I do/saved on one device doesn't necessarily show up on another device, which is frustrating. So this time I am just doing everything on my laptop that I can always bring with me...
 

manrav

New member
Omg, I am going through the exact same thing. Except that it's so much work and I have been procrastinating it.

I have not figured out how to export Study Set yet. If anyone knows how?
Otherwise I am going to have to manually put saved/exported studies together as a set...

Here's a list of what I've needed to save/export:
  • Workspace
  • Grid Sets
  • Quote-Watchlist
  • Scanner
The above you can use "share" and then go to "-Tools - Shared Items" to find a full list of what you've shared. I had thought you could export this list, but I don't think you can. What I am gonna do is screenshot the list and convert to text on Apple devices and then import them using the links one by one...

- Tools - ThinkScript (this is where you find all the scripts and strategies you may have created or imported from elsewhere. the drop down lets you do "user defined" where you can select/highlight all and save/export. However, it is annoying that you cannot do the same with "Predefined" items that you also use. So if you are interested in reuse the predefined items that come with the software, you'll just have to make a list manually to remember what you had previously use or found useful.

- Studies (Study Sets): again, I haven't figured out how I can export my Study Sets. It'd be helpful if someone has a way and can share about it. OR else, I am just going to manually do -edit studies and strategies - do the user defined list under studies and strategies drop down - export them, AND then manually put the sets together with exported studies. Which is a lot of work.

I truly wish there's a simple way to save/export everything all at once. I even asked the customer reps is there's a way I can hook my new account to my old login, but the answer was negative.

From experience, I've also noticed that even on the same ToS login/account, things I do/saved on one device doesn't necessarily show up on another device, which is frustrating. So this time I am just doing everything on my laptop that I can always bring with me...
Please see my post above on how to save studies. You can export all the studies and import them back.

1) Go to studies and select "Edit Studies"
2) Under studies, use the drop-down and select " User Defined"
3) Shift-select them all and right-click "Export
4) Export them to a folder and import them back the same way, you can shift select all of them and import

Thanks!
 

Similar threads

The Market Trading Game Changer

Join 2,500+ subscribers inside the useThinkScript VIP Membership Club
  • Exclusive indicators
  • Proven strategies & setups
  • Private Discord community
  • ‘Buy The Dip’ signal alerts
  • Exclusive members-only content
  • Add-ons and resources
  • 1 full year of unlimited support

Frequently Asked Questions

What is useThinkScript?

useThinkScript is the #1 community of stock market investors using indicators and other tools to power their trading strategies. Traders of all skill levels use our forums to learn about scripting and indicators, help each other, and discover new ways to gain an edge in the markets.

How do I get started?

We get it. Our forum can be intimidating, if not overwhelming. With thousands of topics, tens of thousands of posts, our community has created an incredibly deep knowledge base for stock traders. No one can ever exhaust every resource provided on our site.

If you are new, or just looking for guidance, here are some helpful links to get you started.

What are the benefits of VIP Membership?
VIP members get exclusive access to these proven and tested premium indicators: Buy the Dip, Advanced Market Moves 2.0, Take Profit, and Volatility Trading Range. In addition, VIP members get access to over 50 VIP-only custom indicators, add-ons, and strategies, private VIP-only forums, private Discord channel to discuss trades and strategies in real-time, customer support, trade alerts, and much more. Learn all about VIP membership here.
How can I access the premium indicators?
To access the premium indicators, which are plug and play ready, sign up for VIP membership here.
Top