October 16, 2006
By default the values of parameters for given indicator pane are the same (shared) for all symbols. If you want per-symbol parameters, you need to apply technique descibed in this short article.
Since the layout does not store parameter values (parameters are chart specific – i.e. they are assigned to the chart recognised by CHART ID) – then it’s not enough just to switch to another symbol, set new parameters and save another layout.
If parameter values are changed in the same chart – these changes will not be stored in the layout, because the same pane is still displayed (and the parameters are saved for that particular CHART, not symbol).
So – it’s necessary to do the following:
– set parameters and save layout for 1st symbol,
– now – display another chart pane from CHARTS window, e.g. double-click on: Charts / Basic Charts / Price (all in one)
– close the previously used chart pane
– set the parameters in the new chart,
– save the new layout
The new chart has different ChartID number, hence any changes will not affect the one previously used layout/chart pane.