I'm trying to understand how to control the sector/industry classifications that Amibroker uses. I have searched and not found the answer.
I am using a simple afl to return sector and industry for each symbol
Thanks for the help Milosz. I had already read all that material. I don't see the reason why my database is not set up according to the broker.industries and broker.sectors files, and I don't see how to change that. That's my question.
The material in the 'Understanding categories' article appears to be talking about the sample database that comes with Amibroker, but I need a source for properly maintained data. I am using the TC2000 plugin to populate and maintain my database. There is a description of changing the sector/industry setup and re-mapping all the symbols. I don't want to do any of that -- I have no idea which symbols belong in which sector/industry. I just want the database to conform to the Amibroker default sector/industry setup
It looks to me like the TC2000 plugin is overruling the broker.industries and broker.sectors files
My question is what can I do to change that so that the database is set up and maintained according to the sector/industry structure in the broker.industries and broker.sectors files.
I answered already: TC2000 has its own categorization that is not the same as Yahoo (the one that 'demo' database uses).
Other setups are not covered by tech support. You can reorganize everything (Symbol->Organize assignments) on your own so technically you can do whatever you want, but the thing is that we don't provide instructions for doing "whatever you want". You are free to experiment on your own. You can't screw anything as you can always go to Configure dialog and click "Retrieve" button again.