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    chart trader is disabled but still cant run strategy

    i am trying to run a strategy on a chart but it says "strategy- disabled if chart trader is enabled " and chart trader is disabled already

    i have tried
    enabling then disables a few times
    crossed the chart out and re opened

    but still not working
    how to i fix this ?

    #2
    Originally posted by maaz1598 View Post
    but still not working
    how to i fix this ?
    Have you tried to create a new chart with NOTHING on it? Does this work?

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      #3
      what do you mean with "nothing on it"
      do you mean no data on it (blank window) : i dont know how to do that
      or nothing as in drawings and tags: i opened a brand new chart with only data

      btw when i open the log it writes "message : automated trading disabled" and "category; default"

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        #4
        Originally posted by maaz1598 View Post
        what do you mean with "nothing on it"
        do you mean no data on it (blank window) : i dont know how to do that
        or nothing as in drawings and tags: i opened a brand new chart with only data

        btw when i open the log it writes "message : automated trading disabled" and "category; default"

        I only meant with no indicators.... which it sounds like you have done... so it's still an issue.

        You're probably going to need to send the log and trace file to NT support.

        This is a full NT?... like not stripped down "NT Direct" or whatever it is called?

        Oh yeah - has it ever worked before?

        What happens if you try the default strategies - SampleMACrossover - same error?

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          #5
          1)im using a straight out of the box NT no modifications
          2)yes it has been working perfectly fine for the last few days
          3)i cant even try any strategy, btw no errors occur it just dosent let me access the strategy button on top of the chart its grayed out(also when i rightclick and try access strategy), when i hover my mouse on top of it, a little box appears saying "strategy- disabled if chart trader is enabled "
          4) it works fine on strategy analyzer just not on the chart

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            #6
            Originally posted by maaz1598 View Post
            1)im using a straight out of the box NT no modifications
            2)yes it has been working perfectly fine for the last few days
            3)i cant even try any strategy, btw no errors occur it just dosent let me access the strategy button on top of the chart its grayed out(also when i rightclick and try access strategy), when i hover my mouse on top of it, a little box appears saying "strategy- disabled if chart trader is enabled "
            4) it works fine on strategy analyzer just not on the chart
            LOL never mind
            found the problem
            was not connect to market data
            still a bit strange since i had already downloaded the historic data
            thanks for you time

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              #7
              Ooops...

              I had assumed you were connected to Market Replay...


              I did find this post that was close... http://ninjatrader.com/support/forum...utton+disabled

              Glad you solved it...

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                #8
                Are you connected to a data feed?

                The "$" toolbar button is always greyed out until you are connected
                to a live brokerage or market data vendor. You can also run a strategy
                using the Market Replay or Simulated Data Feed connection.

                The point is, until you have a green connection showing in the lower
                left of your Control Center
                ,
                1. The "$" toolbar button is greyed out
                2. Right click menu option "Strategies..." is greyed out.
                The tooltip mesage "Strategy- Disabled if Chart Trader is enabled" is the
                normal and expected help message displayed by NinjaTrader -- when
                the "$" button is greyed out
                .

                When the "$" button is available the tooltip message changes to "Strategies".

                [Tooltip messages are just helpful little tidbits of text that are displayed
                briefly when you hover over the toolbar button. Don't be confused, the
                only purpose is to show a brief reminder of the button's purpose.]

                Are you connected but still having issues?
                Last edited by bltdavid; 05-07-2016, 08:14 PM.

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                  #9
                  Lol, sorry, spent all the time composing an answer and you figured it out while I was typing ...

                  Good to hear you got it solved.

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                    #10
                    Take a good read of this page,

                    http://ninjatrader.com/support/helpG...t_strategy.htm

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by maaz1598 View Post
                      still a bit strange since i had already downloaded the historic data
                      Just to be clear, this is not strange at all.

                      If you download Historical data you can backtest your strategy in the Strategy Analyzer without having an active data feed connection.

                      But Historical data is not the same as Market Replay data.

                      If you download Market Replay data, then you must connect to Market Replay to actually use that data.

                      Market Replay data, which admittedly is of an historical nature, but it is absolutely not the same as Historical data.

                      Very important, don't confuse NinjaTrader's use of these two terms.
                      The two types of data are different, downloaded differently, stored different, etc.

                      Market Replay Data
                      Downloaded explicitly only
                      Saved to folder db\data
                      Requires connection to Market Replay to access
                      Accessed only via running a chart
                      Supports chart trading via manual trading and strategies
                      Ignored by Strategy Analyzer, even when connected to Market Reply

                      Historical Data
                      Downloaded implicitly or explicitly
                      Saved to folder db\(day|minute|tick)
                      Requires no connection to access
                      Accessed via running a chart, but chart stays static
                      Used by a chart to build historical candlesticks
                      Not usable directly or indirectly for manual trading on a chart
                      Accessed via running Strategy Analyzer
                      Used by Strategy Analyzer for backtesting
                      Not usable directly or indirectly for running a strategy on a chart

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                        #12
                        it always auto connects but this time for some reason it didn't so i completely forgot about my connection status

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