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How to Add a Condition On The Fly from the Chart or Scan Menu

Conditions created from the chart or drawn from the Scan library can now be added to existing or new tools on the fly.  

Adding Condition from the Chart

1. Click on the label for the indicator

2.  Click on the label for the indicator.

Click Create Condition in the drop down menu

Click Create Scan Condition.

2. Click on the Condition drop down menu

3.  In the Create Scan Condition Window click on the Condition drop down menu.

3. In the Select Condition window click Less Than

4.  In the Select Condition window click Less Than.

4. Set the Less Than Value in the Value box

5.  Enter the Less Than Value in the Value box.

5. Select the point at which the condition should occur

The true field will let you set parameters for when or how often the condition returned true.

  • Now = Condition is true for current bar
  • x bars ago = Condition was true specified number of bars ago
  • within last x bars = Condition was true at least once within the specified period of bars
  • x bars in a row = Condition has been true for the last specified number of bars

6. Apply the condition

Click the Apply to... button to choose how to immediately apply the condition:

  1. Scan Results (Scan in a new window)
  2. Scan Plot (historical scan plot)
  3. Scan Plot Summary (summary of scan results over time)
  4. Sort Column (sortable column in new WatchList)
  5. Item in Layout (apply to chart or WatchList in current layout)
  6. Buy (place a stock or option buy conditional order based on the conditions)
  7. Sell (place a stock or option sell conditional order based on the conditions)
  8. Copy to Clipboard (copy conditions to computer clipboard for reuse)

If you choose Item In Layout, you will be taken to Target Mode to select how/where to apply the condition you've created. Click on the appropriate item to add the condition.

Note: If you choose Add To New (choice), the item selected (condition set, scan, sort, report) will be opened in a new window.

Adding Condition From The EasyScan Library

1. Click the EasyScan button in the main menu

This opens the EasyScan Library with all of the existing conditions/condition sets.

2. From An Existing Condition/Condition Set

To use an existing condition/condition set, simply select the desired condition from the library.

Apply the condition

Click the Apply To button to choose how to immediately apply the condition:

  1. Scan Results (Scan in a new window)
  2. Scan Plot (historical scan plot)
  3. Scan Plot Summary (summary of scan results over time)
  4. Sort Column (sortable column in new WatchList)
  5. Item in Layout (apply to chart or WatchList in current layout)
  6. Buy (place a stock or option buy conditional order based on the conditions)
  7. Sell (place a stock or option sell conditional order based on the conditions)
  8. Copy to Clipboard (copy conditions to computer clipboard for reuse)

If you choose Item In Layout, you will be taken to Target Mode to select how/where to apply the condition you've created. Click on the appropriate item to add the condition.

Note: If you choose Add To New (choice), the item selected (condition set, scan, sort, report) will be opened in a new window.

3. With New Condition(s)

To create a single or multiple conditions, use the New Condition button.

Click the + (Add Condition) and select Choose Condition(s)

In the Search field type the name of the condition(s) to be used

If you don't know the name of the condition(s) you can use the Categories to narrow the list and scroll to find the desired condition/condition set.

Select the Indicator to be used

Click on the Condition drop down menu

3.  In the Create Scan Condition Window click on the Condition drop down menu.

In the Select Condition window click Less Than

4.  In the Select Condition window click Less Than.

Set the Less Than Value in the Value box

5.  Enter the Less Than Value in the Value box.

Select the point at which the condition should occur

The true field will let you set parameters for when or how often the condition returned true.

  • Now = Condition is true for current bar
  • x bars ago = Condition was true specified number of bars ago
  • within last x bars = Condition was true at least once within the specified period of bars
  • x bars in a row = Condition has been true for the last specified number of bars

4. Apply the condition

Click the Apply To button to choose how to immediately apply the condition:

  1. Scan Results (Scan in a new window)
  2. Scan Plot (historical scan plot)
  3. Scan Plot Summary (summary of scan results over time)
  4. Sort Column (sortable column in new WatchList)
  5. Item in Layout (apply to chart or WatchList in current layout)
  6. Buy (place a stock or option buy conditional order based on the conditions)
  7. Sell (place a stock or option sell conditional order based on the conditions)
  8. Copy to Clipboard (copy conditions to computer clipboard for reuse)

If you choose Item In Layout, you will be taken to Target Mode to select how/where to apply the condition you've created. Click on the appropriate item to add the condition.

Note: If you choose Add To New (choice), the item selected (condition set, scan, sort, report) will be opened in a new window.

Note: the conditions in this article are only examples. Any indicators, fundamentals, PCFs, etc., within TC2000 can be used in an EasyScan. 

The conditions and results of the Scan examples should not be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell any security. They are presented solely for educational purposes.