ASCII Files

16:44 Ensign Howard: OK, next topic is a bit more remote in that Ensign has had the ability to auto convert ASCII files that are located in the C:\Enisgn\ASCII folder.

16:44 Ensign Howard: The 02-14 version improves on this capability by letting a workspace reference files in that folder and open them. The intent is that a user might have a resource for the ASCII file that they download the file from some source and place it in that folder.

16:45 Ensign Howard: The workspace will auto open and convert the file, once you have it set up correctly. (This includes tick, range and volume charts.)

http://www.ensignsupport.com/email/1509.mhtml

16:45 Ensign Howard: This Q&A article documents some of the setup that was used by one user.

16:46 Ensign Howard: The article shows him the steps to take to establish the Format for the ASCII file, open the chart from the charts panel by Browsing to the C:\Ensign\ASCII folder, and once opened, saving the chart in a workspace for easy reopening.

16:47 Ensign Howard: The article show how the workspace script includes the path to the ASCII folder so it knows this is a special chart location that overrides the typical default path such as C:\Ensign\Day for an Ensign daily chart file.

16:49 Ensign Howard: I realize most users utilize the data vendor feed, or the Internet refresh resources built into Ensign. However, I occasionally run into some one with a special source for ASCII data outside of the scope of the vendor or Internet refresh resource.

16:48 al_gorithm: why don't I have a "Script" button?

16:49 Ensign Howard: al_ you do not have a Script button because your workspace is larger than 64K in size. The object for showing the script is limited to 64K capacity. You can still open the workspace file which is ASCII and saved in the C:\Ensign\Workspace folder using WordPad or NotePad programs. The example of the Show Script was just convenient to show how the ASCII folder path is what makes this feature unique