Actions with Chart Objects

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It is possible to copy, paste, and link manually plotted chart objects.

The Copy function allows you to copy any selected indicator or manually plotted chart object (such as trendlines, text labels, horizontal/vertical lines, etc.) into the exchange buffer. The copied object can then be pasted into another chart. The manually plotted objects are pasted to exactly the same coordinates as in the original chart. Copying an indicator means applying its formula with the same settings to another chart, so while the indicator would have different values, it would retain the color, period and other settings from the first chart.

The Link function allows you to display a selected object in all other charts of the same instrument that are currently open or will be opened in the future. Linking means that after the object is copied to other chart(s), the object on the parent chart and the objects on the other chart(s) would be linked to each other, so that a change in one of the objects would make all the other ones change correspondingly.

If you fix an object on chart, that object will not move if you accidentally click on it.

 

Object Copying
Object Pasting
Object Linking
Object Fixing

 

The copy and link operations are restricted by the instrument and time interval of the charts. The table below shows which operations are possible, and which are impossible:

 

 

Indicators

Manually plotted objects

Copying/Linking to a chart with the same instrument and time interval

 

YES

YES

Copying to a chart with a different instrument and the same time interval

 

YES

NO

Copying to a chart with a different time interval and the same instrument

 

YES

YES – only if the chart includes the timeframe in which the object is plotted

Linking to a chart with a different instrument

 

YES

NO

Linking to a chart with a different time interval

 

YES

YES – the object will be displayed only if the chart includes the timeframe in which the object is plotted