Qlink is an Excel add-in that can download quotes from Interactive Data (makers of eSignal software) servers. eSignal customers can subscribe to the Qlink service.

This tech note describes the process of getting Qlink data into an XLTrader template.

  1. Start Qlink
  2. Start Excel
  3. Choose a template (it does not matter which)
  4. Click No when asked to download from Yahoo
  5. Decide how many bars you will be need and add some more for forecasts. For instance if you intend to download 500 bars of data specify a size of say 600
  6. Click on Cell G1 on the Data Sheet and choose historical table from the Qlink menu
  7. On the Qlink form: select Historical Data

Setting up a Real-time data feed

Anchoring an indicator using a timestamp