January 5, 2015
General configuration process for FastTrack datasource is explained in the manual:
Sometimes however, after the configuration process the FastTrack data source is still missing from the list of sources in File->Database Settings. If that happens, please follow the steps listed below to make this source available:
First you need to make sure that you are using 32-bit version of AmiBroker as FastTrack is 32-bit application and only the other 32-bit application can use its data via their API. To check what version of AmiBroker you have go to Help->About window. If you do not have proper version, please download 32-bit one from http://www.amibroker.com/download.html
Secondly you need to install FastTrack for the Web (FT4Web) program. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, it is good idea to first turn OFF User Access Control (down to “Never notify”). The following video shows the process:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Turn-User-Account-Control-on-or-off. Then install FastTrack for the web (FT4Web) program.
If the FastTrack datasource is still missing from the data source combo in Database Settings, then it is necessary to check if:
- FT.DLL is inside “AmiBroker/Plugins” folder
- FastTrack.DLL file is installed by FT4Web inside Windows folder
If it can not be found in the Windows folder, we need to make sure that FastTrack for the web is installed, then perform a search for FastTrack.DLL file using Windows Explorer file search.
Once the FastTrack.DLL file is found, we need to copy it to AmiBroker main folder – then FastTrack datasource should then become available in AmiBroker.