How to: Export bar data

Modified on Wed, 01 Mar 2023 at 11:41 AM

In this guide you will find step-by-step instructions for exporting bar data to a comma separated values file (.csv).


Exporting bar data

Step 1: Open Tick Data Manager

  • Select the symbol for which you'd like to export data and click on Symbol Operations.


Step 2: Select the Export bars tab and configure export

  • In the Export bars tab you can configure the Start and End date, select the Metatrader preset format or create a Custom format, select the Timeframes you'd like to export or adjust GMT and DST if needed.

  • If you'd like to create a custom format, select Custom from the Format dropdown. You will then be able to reorder (by using the arrows), remove (use the minus sign) or add new elements from the dropdown on the right:

  • You can also save your custom configuration to a .bcf file via the Save configuration button to reuse it at a later time (via the Load configuration) or to use it for exporting bar data via command line.

  • Using the Timeframes button you can select one or more timeframes to export. If needed, you can even create custom timeframes.


Step 3: Start export

  • When you finished configuring the export, click on the Start Export button, select the location where you'd like to save the file and click Save.

  • A new export task will then be added at the bottom of the Tick Data Manager queue:

  • If you'd like to prioritize the export, simply select the task and use the move to top or move up arrow buttons.

If you want to visually inspect the exported file, use a file viewer rather than spreadsheet software like Excel, which is not designed to open or edit large .csv files.