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Author Topic: mktsymbols_v2 futures symbols truncation (3 messages, Page 1 of 1)

stargrazer
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Posted: Sep 19, 2011 07:17 AM          Msg. 1 of 3
In the mktsymbols_v2.txt file, quite a number of futures symbols have their descriptions truncated. I had been using the description to determine month/year of the future.

One random example:

XNZ13, SOCAL PIPE SYNTHETIC FUTURE DECEMBER 20

Do you know if the description field will be lengthened to accomodate a full description?

DTN_Steve_S
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Posted: Sep 19, 2011 02:22 PM          Msg. 2 of 3
Yes, we will be expanding the length of the description field to handle this.

Btw, is there a reason you don't decode the Month and Year from the symbol instead of parsing it out of the description?

stargrazer
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Posted: Sep 19, 2011 04:53 PM          Msg. 3 of 3
At the time I wrote the parser for parsing the file, inertia led me to write a text parser for the description. I have subsequently found the decoding ring for decoding the symbol. I'll try that.
 

 

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