Sector Lookup Label?


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I'm not even sure if this is possible, but I thought I'd ask...

Is anyone aware of a script to lookup the SPDR sector a symbol is a part of, if applicable? Right now, I have various labels for the primary sectors I swing trade in (Tech / XLK, Energy / XLE, etc.) and they show on each symbol. Looking at an AAPL chart will show all sectors. It would be pretty cool if there was a way to lookup the sector, and display that value - using our AAPL example, the label would return XLK and I would then apply my basic "green/red" value to display if the sector is positive or negative.

Obviously if the symbol isn't included, we can just return an N/A or something.

@Pensar Thanks, I figured.. Was trying to write items out to strings and compare against an array, and couldn't get that to work. Oh well, need to just remember where items sit, I suppose.
I guess you could hard code each symbol in each sector and then display the appropriate sector label when you choose a stock - probably not worth the effort though. Would take a long time to code as well, and need to be updated if stocks get removed or added from any sector.
If you could get a list of all the symbols in text format with a standard delineation, it wouldn't be that hard to write a small program which would automatically generate the brute force code for ThinkScript. My only concern would be the size of the completed ThinkScript, or how it might slow down the platform when switching between charts, etc. Perhaps using Case rather than If/Then/Else might help, but it would require some experimentation.

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