How to I link an old 20 character symbol with the new 30 character of the symbol
Posted by Henry Gage on 24 February 2014 08:24 PM

Our design work for managing symbol details got ahead of market support and we paused work and disabled the Equivalent Symbol feature. The basic idea was to use a new process for cross matching symbols so that two different symbols could link. If there is enough demand then we will finish the work.

Here is an alternative approach that could meet the need. Use the built in corporate actions tool and merge the old and new symbols.

1. Edit/Symbols - Corporate Actions
2. Set the Old symbol as the prior version
3. Set the New symbol as the current

Original Question:
> It appears to me that the field length for Symbol in TAPro 3.8 was
> extended to 30 characters from its previous 20 characters.
> While that would seem to be an improvement, when I import previously
> used Symbols with length longer than 20 characters they are not
> recognized by TAPro 3.8 as previously used because they are different
> from their previous versions that had been truncated to 20 characters.
> I found a new box titled "Equivalent Symbols" in the "Add/Modify"
> security dialog that would seem to allow these two symbols (the 20
> character truncated and the 30 character non-truncated) to be treated
> as one, but I can not figure out how to set up "Equivalent Symbols".
> Please explain.


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