Using the Alerts Log Window

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Using the Alerts Log Window

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The Alerts Log window displays information for each alert that is triggered within NinjaTrader.

 

tog_minus        Understanding the Alerts Log window

Alerts Log Window Display

When an alert is triggered, the following information is available in the Alerts Log window:

 

1.Instrument name
2.Source of alert
3.Priority of alert
4.Time of the alert
5.User defined message

 

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Right Click Menu

Right mouse clicking within the Alerts Log window will bring up the following menu options:

 

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Clear

Clears the Alerts Log history

Instrument Type

Filters alerts by type of instrument

Priority

Filters alerts by user defined priority

Source

Filters alerts by originating source

Go To Alert

Brings source of alert in focus

Send To

Loads the selected instrument into another NinjaTrader window

Always On Top

Sets the Alerts Log window to always be on top of other windows

Show Tabs

Set if the window should allow for tabs

Export

Exports the Alerts Log contents to "CSV" or "Excel" file format

Find...

Search for a term in the Alerts Log

Print

Displays Print options

Share

Displays Share options

Properties

Set the Alerts Log properties

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Filtering Alerts

By default, all alerts triggered in the workspace will be displayed in the Alerts Log window.  However, each Alerts Log window and tab has the capability to only display certain alerts based on a number of alert attributes.

 

The following alert filter attributes will be available from the Alerts Log right click menu:

 

Instrument Type

Forex, Future, Index, Option, Stock, CFD

Priority

High, Medium, Low

Source

Chart, Market Analyzer, Hot List Analyzer, News, NinjaScript

 

To enable or disable these filters, simply right click on the Alerts Log window and check or uncheck the attribute you wish to configure.

 

When checked, only alerts which meet the alert attribute description will be displayed on the current Alerts Log window or tab.  You can create multiple tabs, or multiple windows to setup varying filters for each attribute you desire to help organize the type of alerts that are displayed.

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Finding an Alert

From the Alerts Log, you can quickly locate the source window or tab in which the alert was generated.

 

1.Double clicking an alert entry row will bring the the source window or tab to front and focus.
2.You can also right click on the alert entry row and select Go To Alert.

 

Alerts Logs in Multiple Workspaces

The default behavior of the Alerts Log is to only receive alerts from its parent workspace.  However, you can configure an individual Alerts Log window or tab to receive alerts from other workspaces by right clicking on the Alert Log, selecting Properties and checking Receive alerts from all active workspaces.

 

With this configuration, should you attempt to Go To Alert which was generated from another workspace, you will receive a prompt asking if you would like to navigate to the source workspace.  Selecting Yes on this prompt will then switch the active workspace and set the source window or tab into view.