Supported data format: MetaStock and ASCII/CSV files
If you want to analyse your securities with MetaStock you can store the quotes in the latest MetaStock format 10.0. It is also possible to store the downloaded data in form of ASCII files. You can change the file format any time by clicking on the "Download->Options" menu item. In the "Options" dialog you have to tick off the option "MetaStock format" and/or "ASCII format", depending on the format that you want to use. You are completely free to define the format of the ASCII files. For example you are able to define that all securities will be stored in one data file.
<DATE>, <SYMBOL>, <CLOSE>, <VOLUME>
It is up to you which fields (Open, High, Low, etc.) and which character you are using as the field delimiter. Therefore all ASCII files created by MLDownloader can be used in every program that is able to read/import ASCII files.
It is also very easy to create an ASCII file containing the data for one security only:
In the "ASCII File Format" dialog you are able to define your custom ASCII file format:
As you can see on the screenshot above, there are a lot of options to define the output of the ASCII file. You are free to define the date format, time format, change to order of any data field and much more. More details can be found in the MLDownloader manual. Moreover, MLDownloader provides a lot of pre-defined formats ASCII. So it is only one click for you to store the date in TradeStation 2000, Advanced Get 7.x, SierraChart or Wealth-Lab format.