Periodicity settings

How do I change periodicity setting in the analysis settings. I imported 5 minute data and my data base setting is set to 5 minute data but I do not have the option to change it to like a 30 minute chart or a 4 hour chart only the default options in the image attached. I tried changing my database time setting to multiple different options but none of them gave me the option to backtest my desired time period.
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Welcome to the forum, Flip!

Go to Tools->Preferences->Intraday.

Set your desired custom time frame(s) there, and then Apply/Ok. Return to your Analysis Settings, and the new time frame(s) should now be available. (I set mine to 30 to demonstrate).

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When you're done, you might want to save your preferences Tools ->Save Preferences


Thank you that worked. If im familiar with IB's API through python should I have no trouble getting up and running on afl?

I'm not exactly certain what you're asking. Assuming you're talking about integrating AB with IB's API/Python to automate trading with AB, I believe there are at least a couple of ways to approach it.

You've probably already seen this one, which is helpful as an example to get the two components talking to each other:

That being said, it's currently outside my scope of expertise, though I'm likely to be using the same path in a few months.

Further questions on that topic would likely get better responses as a separate topic.


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