QCollector Expert Change Log

November 6, 2014 - Version 4.2.3 Build 38
  • Fixed problem where, when sending a data request through the QCollector Data Interface, some futures ticker symbols would fail to execute a history collection.

October 10, 2014 - Version 4.2.3 Build 36
  • Fixed problem where some date formats in the "New ASCII Portfolio" form weren't responding to changes in the date format separator box.

June 18, 2012 - Version 4.2.3 Build 34
  • Minor change to way data requests are submitted for monthly intervals.
  • Bringing up form to edit properties for a MetaStock data item no longer shows a false date when there is no data file.

March 14, 2012 - Version 4.2.3 Build 32
  • Enhanced some error message reporting.

December 31, 2011 - Version 4.2.3 Build 30
  • Fixed problem where bar timestamps for some futures were not following 60 minute bar interval.

December 19, 2011 - Version 4.2.3 Build 27
  • Fixed problem with not getting inter-day data for crack spread symbols.
  • Added support for "yyyy-mm-dd" date format when creating a new ASCII format portfolio.
  • Added one Brazilian stock symbol to free trial ticker symbols (BBDC3-BSP, Bradesco)

December 7, 2011 - Version 4.2.3 Build 22
  • Fixed problem where the extended history entitlement was not always recognized when adding a new MetaStock item to a portfolio.
  • Fixed problem where tick bar portfolio items could not be individually deleted.

August 12, 2011 - Version 4.2.3 Build 20
  • Deleting MetaStock format portfolio items now makes it more clear that the data file is always deleted. Deleting an entire MetaStock format portfolio still gives you the option of keeping or deleting the data files.
  • The user account extended history option is now assumed to be enabled by default on startup.

May 13, 2011 - Version 4.2.3 Build 18
  • Changed way QCollector Expert detects the extended history account entitlement. The information is now saved between sessions.
  • The QCollector Data Interface now supports directly deleting items from QCollector Expert portfolios by client programs.
  • The setup program now installs the new "QCXE Interface Client" demo program in the QCollector Expert folder. This program demonstrates most of the features of the QCollector Data Interface and can be used for, among other things, directly adding and removing lists of symbols from QCollector Expert portfolios.
    To start up the QCXE Interface Client program, click on the Windows Start menu, go to the "QCollector Expert for eSignal" program group, and click on the "QCXE Interface Client" icon. The program has its own help file describing the features and use.
  • Documentation updates.

May 7, 2011 - Version 4.2.2 Build 16
  • Changed the way scheduled tasks are entered. Now opens the Windows Task Scheduler directly.
  • Some user interface changes.
  • Documentation updates.

May 6, 2011 - Version 4.2.1 Build 12
  • Added support for eSignal extended history data.
  • You can now use QCollector Expert with the eSignal OnDemand subscription package.
  • Fixed issues with QCollector Data Interface and MetaStock data format requests.
  • Many user interface improvements and small bug fixes.
  • Updates to installer setup program.
  • Documentation updates.

February 7, 2011 - Version 4.1.4 Build 21
  • Fixed problem where pre-market trades for tick data might not be collected in some cases.
  • Fixed button for selecting folders on user login settings form.

September 30, 2010 - Version 4.1.4 Build 16
  • Fixed possible problem with saving portfolios which could occur after installing Office 2010.

August 9, 2010 - Version 4.1.4 Build 12
  • Fixed problem with importing tick data symbols into a portfolio when descriptions were included in symbol list.
  • Fixed "cannot find file" bug which could pop-up when using the "Backup Configuration Files" feature.
  • Other minor fixes.

May 17, 2010 - Version 4.1.3 Build 7
  • Improvements to saving and loading layouts.
  • Fixed problem with editing the start date for downloading tick data history. Now defaults to correct 10 calendar days back.
  • Minor interface changes.

March 29, 2010 - Version 4.1.2 Build 8
  • Changes made to accomodate downloading international futures options data.
  • Minor interface changes.

November 20, 2009 - Version 4.1.1 Build 7
  • Improved way daily bars for stocks are updated in real-time outside regular market hours. Updates now match eSignal charting and won't create a bar until the market opens.
  • If disconnected from Data Manager while running real-time udpates, in addition to the pop-up message, the real-time udpates will be stopped.
  • Expanded error message handling.
  • Distributed with latest build of eSignal dbcapi.dll library file.
  • New program icon.

July 29, 2009 - Version 4.0.13 Build 7
  • Fixed problem where tick data files larger than 2 GB would sometimes fail to update.

July 23, 2009 - Version 4.0.12 Build 15
  • Adjusted first date available for intraday data to properly conform with eSignal maximum of 120 calendar days of intraday history.
  • Fixed problem where portfolio view could become unresponsive if an error occured while adding new item with existing data file.

July 9, 2009 - Version 4.0.11 Build 11
  • Fixed problem where adding a new item to a MetaStock format portfolio could generate an error message in some cases.

April 29, 2009 - Version 4.0.10 Build 7
  • Improved synchronization when merging real-time data to history data when running real-time updates.
  • Items with locked end dates can no longer be added to the real-time updates list if the locked end date is before current date.
  • Improved handling of automatic file name creation when using form to add a new item to an ASCII portfolio.

April 2, 2009 - Version 4.0.9 Build 15
  • Fixed problem with rebuilding tick bar data items for very large source data files.

March 28, 2009 - Version 4.0.8 Build 8
  • Added option to export symbol descriptions when exporting symbol lists from a portfolio.
  • Can now include symbol descriptions when importing a list of symbols into a portfolio.
  • List used to select a new portfolio time zone can now be filtered by whether the time zone supports daylight saving time or not.
  • Fixed a problem which could appear when adjusting first date for a group of items after moving a portfolio to a new folder.
  • Fixed a problem reported with tick bar data items. After upgrading to this release, users collecting tick bar data should rebuild all existing tick bar data files once. Then download as you normally would.
  • Added new free trial mode ticker symbols. See Readme.txt for a full list.
  • Documentation updates.

February 26, 2009 - Version 4.0.7 Build 4
  • Minor improvements to shutdown procedures.
  • Some documentation updates.

February 20, 2009 - Version 4.0.6
  • Changes to allow rebuilding tic bar data series for multiple parent tick data items in one pass.
  • Improved progress display when rebuilding tick bar data series.

February 5, 2009 - Version 4.0.5 Build 22
  • Fixed problem with rebuilding tick bar data series for forex data series.
  • "Rebuild Tick Bar Series" menu item will now only be visible on pop-up menu when a tick bar data item is selected.
  • Fixed problem with import wizard where session time edit controls were grayed out permanently after importing daily data items.
  • Floating windows now remember their size when docked and undocked.
  • Minor user interface fixes and improvements.
  • QCollector Data Interface - Fixed bug where real-time updates item counter would not be zeroed when real-time udpates list was cleared.
  • Documentation updates.

December 28, 2008 - Version 4.0.5 Build 14
  • Fixed collection status elapsed time display where hours were not calculated correctly.
  • Now supports importing eSignal ticker symbols which might include a colon.
  • Fixed problem with error on exiting when main program window was not wide enough to show the "Layouts" list box.
  • Fixed problem with "Adjust first date" not working after multiple adjustments for same data file.
  • Fixed problem with GLOBEX futures quote records not always being saved for tick data files.

October 29, 2008 - Version 4.0.5 Build 9
  • Changed the way QCollector accesses the DBC user name and password.
  • Small changes to how collection status displays progress.
  • Deploying with latest eSignal dbcapi.dll (dated 2008-10-17).

October 22, 2008 - Version 4.0.4 Build 21
  • Improved handling of disconnects from history servers which could cause downloads to hang.
  • Improved event and notification messages.

October 19, 2008 - Version 4.0.4 Build 16
  • Fixed "Check for updates" link in About box window.
  • Added option to select "3" minute interval from drop down list when adding new ASCII items to a portfolio.
  • Added option to select a two digit year date format when creating a new ASCII format portfolio.
  • Documentation and help file updates.

September 30, 2008 - Version 4.0.4 Build 14
  • Improvements to docking windows.
  • Documentation and help file updates.

September 26, 2008 - Version 4.0.4 Build 11
  • Minor changes to some user interface text labels.

September 24, 2008 - Version 4.0.4 Build 10
  • Official release of QCollector Expert!