guys i am a newbee, just got metastock 10 ....when i open intra chrt it doesnot ahow proper chrt in line or candelstick pattern instead showng dotted lines... plz tell how to get line or candelstick.....for intra thnks in advance
I had same problem with MS10 few days earlier and also found a bit lengthy but working solution. Follow the steps below--

1. Get "NSEBSE EOD downloader" from It's free, small, easy to use
and accurate. Only you need ".Net framework v2.0" installed to get it working.
2. Create a folder (say 'NSEBhav') at your preffered location.
3. Create another folder (say 'Current') into 'NSEBhav'.
4. Download bhavcopies to 'Current' using "NSEBSE EOD downloader" (Instructions about
how to use it is in the Readme.txt file supplied with the software).
5. Create a folder (say 'NSE_Eq') in MS Data directory (default: C:\MetaStock Data\).
6. Use "MS Downloader" to convert all files in 'Current' and save it to 'NSE_Eq'.
Don't touch the 'Options' button if you don't know what you are doing. The default
settings will do the job for you.
7. Soon after conversion 'Cut (Ctrl + X)' all the files in 'Current' and 'Paste
(Ctrl + V)' them in 'NSEBhav'. This will act as a backup for future use and also
ensure that only the current files are being updated to MS and not all of them
from the beginning. !!REMEMBER!! This conversion takes quite a long time to be
completed. So, less the number of files, less is the time you spend waiting.
Download and convert frequently to get rid of delays.
8. Open MS to view changes. You should see the securities, all updated.

Best of luck.:)

Use MakeMS utility to convert any CSV data file in Metastock format as follows:

In the MakeMS window, click on the Menu File > Open (or the first toolbar button).

You should see a file called ibm.txt – it lives in the directory where you installed MakeMS. Select it. This will load the main window with some data and spawn the Conversion Settings dialog. Position the dialog so it looks like the picture below. Now read the text in black and do the Tutorial in blue. Scroll down now.


Notice above that the first few lines are displayed in the main window as a reminder of the data. The Conversion Settings dialog is show below as a set up for the conversion. Let's go thru each section...

In the Initial File Supported Fields section we have identified which fields we have and in which columns they appear. We do not have OI in this case.

Click on the checkboxes in the actual Conversion Settings dialog (and adjust the number if necessary) so it matches the picture above.

In the Initial File Detail settings we indicate that this file is delimited by tabs. The date format is very important and where the majority of user mistakes are made. Our format is MMDDYY. If our file had dates like ‘12/24/99’ then would have specified format MM_DD_YY. Again, if our file had dates like ‘2000.01.04’ then would have specified format CCYY_MM_DD. There are 12 formats in the combo box that you can choose from - the choices with the ‘_’ character mean they will tolerate and single character delimiter (like a slash or dot – any single character). Our first line in the file is textual and not a quote so the box marked Skip Rows is checked and the value set to 1 (just one row of text in this case). The last thing to notice is MakeMS normally expects files where the oldest quote is first. This file is not like that so the Reverse File Order check is made. Whenever that check box is set a dialog box (shown in the picture above) is displayed to inform you that your original text file will be saved with extension BAK and then the file order reversed. In this case you start with file ibm.txt (newest quote first) and after the conversion you have two files: ibm.txt (oldest quote first) and ibm.txt.BAK (newest quote first).

Click on the controls in the actual Conversion Settings dialog so it matches the picture above. Dismiss the dialog reminding you about the reversed-order file.

Remember, that in this case the resulting ibm.txt file will have oldest quote first. So if you run this tutorial more that once you should Uncheck the Reverse File Order option after the first time.

The Output File Path section specifies the destination folder – take the default (recommended for this Tutorial), type in a value or use the Browse button to find an existing folder.

Adjust the actual Conversion Settings dialog so it matches the picture above.

The Output File Detail section let's you choose an existing master file or the option of making a new one. If you choose "Use Existing" then one must already exist or you will get an error. Likewise, if you choose "Make New" then one must NOT already exist or you will get an error. Last you enter two strings - one for symbol and one for name. For this Tutorial we will choose Make New.

Adjust the actual Conversion Settings dialog so it matches the picture above.

Click OK and you're done!

If you did everything right, a message box appears that says “Conversion Completed Succesfully”.

The program created 3 files: F1.DAT, F1.DOP and MASTER.
Use a quote reader of your choice e.g. MS Downloader and validate that you have quotes for IBM from 120199 to 020100. No Y2K problems either!

Now you see how powerful MakeMS really is - it can accommodate practically any file format. Read further on this topic in Settings Help.

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