Appendix: how to create CSV data dumps
Vaerah Vahrokha provides CSV data dumps on request, but you may also create your own.
1) Look at the provided Mexallon example for the proper format to use.
The CSV file should look as follows:
… many other rows …
Each row contains:
– a date expressed in YYYY-MM-DD format, left padded with zeroes for numbers below 10.
– open (price at daily session start)
– high (highest price during the day)
– low (lowest price during the day)
– close (price at daily session end)
– volume traded in units.
You may easily extract high, low and volume off the EvE cache or market exports. Since EvE markets are open almost 24/7, the close of one day may be copied onto the open of the next day. There’s basically only one tricky value to calculate or input and it’s the close. That may be manually inputed (or extrapolated with a software / whatever) by looking at the minimum buy order at the time the trading day ends. Best times to check that value are at midnight GMT and right before server down time.
Another, easy way to feed quality CSV data dumps to MultiCharts® is to directly import them from the EvE Marketeer website. An introduction to EvE Marketeer and a detailed step by step tutorial about how to create MultiCharts® compatible CSV files is provided on this web site at this location.