Hello, I am having an issue with importing Alias name using the ASCII importer and format file.
Not all tickers have an Alias and therefore for those tickers it is empty in the .txt file.
You see from the screenshots that for the tickers which have an Alias in the .txt file, then the Alias field is correct. For tickers that do not have a Alias in the .txt file, then the Alias is filled with the Alias from the previous preceeding ticker.
I do not know what is incorrect with my Format file and where my error is.
Here is an extract of my .txt file which is imported:
@snoopy.pa30, @PeterD Thank you both for your sugestions. In the end I added the Separator ";" at the end of each line of the input file. The input file is exported from another software and so this was the easiest and consistent solution.
@PeterD You are right about the cleaning of the database. There is only about 400 symbols so I decided to do this manually and delete the Alias from each symbol before I reimported the input file. It didn't really take that long to do.
I read the User Manual and looked at the examples and could not find the requirement that I needed to have a Separator at the end of the line. I am still curious if this is expected behaviour because I can not see the logic is this type of behaviour.