There is very little configuration to the MasterDATAlink Demo program. Download lists can be configured for demonstration purposes, but cannot be saved or executed. All download lists default to the historical composite breadth datafiles for the Dow Jones Industrial Average only. Daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly data periods are available. Although you will be limited to data for this one index, the data is fully current and is updated hourly throughout the U.S. trade session. You may additionally set up automated downloads using Windows Task Scheduler.
We hope that once you see the ease of keeping your Dow Jones Industrial Average datafile up to date, you will want all 138 datafiles included in a full subscription. Subscribers enjoy full historical datafile download privileges as well as a fully functional, configurable MasterDATAlink program.
If and when you do subscribe, click on the "General Settings" tab. In the "User Type" section, select "Paid Subscription". Then enter your username and password. Click on "Save Settings" and you are ready to go.
MasterDATAlink not only downloads the most current composite breadth datafiles, but also takes care of any name conversions needed to use either Reuters or eSignal index symbols and puts your downloaded data in the proper directory. If you previously structured your market analysis work linked to the file names originally used on our web site, select "Original" in the "Data Vendor" section under the "Download File Settings" tab. We recommend eventually integrating to the new file names segregated in their own data period directories (Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly). Following is an overview of what you need to do to set up and use this program to download MasterDATA's .csv datafiles.
This section describes configuring MasterDATAlink including your "User Type" (whether or not you are a paid or Demo subscriber) and, if a paid subscriber, entering your current username and password for access to all of MasterDATA's current composite breadth datafiles.
Test Your Initial Settings
Before setting up your own download lists, use one of the default download lists to make sure everything is functioning and your username and password are entered correctly.
"Download File Settings"
Step by step tutorials for setting up your own download lists. When you are finished, you will easily accomplish setting up your own lists under the "Download File Settings" tab.
Automate Your Download Lists (optional)
A step by step procedure for automating your downloads using Windows Task Scheduler.
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