NetDania ChartStation - Forex, Gold, Silver & Indices Charting - How to backup/save your NetDania Setup

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The NetDania Chartstation is a very useful free facility.
The latest version now allows much more customisation:

Your setup is stored in cookies. If you lose the cookies you lose everything you've set up.

Here is what I've found out:

1. Firefox 3 no longer stores cookies in simple files. Backup/editing is possible with an extension, but every time Firefox is upgraded the extensions can be unusable, so this is not ideal.
2. Google Chrome stores all the cookies in one unreadable file. So that's not easy either.
3. The regrettable conclusion is that Internet Explorer, with its plain text file individual cookies is the easiest solution.

This is how I did it:

1. Go to NetDania Chartstaion using IE:
http://www.netdania.com/Products/live-streaming-currency-exchange-rates/...

2. Start by going to Settings -> Settings, and set the default for new windows eg colour, timescale etc.

3. Create all the 10 minutes windows in the right order, and then change the colours of those I don't want the default colour.

4. Select Window -> Tile Vertically.

5. Save the workspace as "10mins".

6. Change the timescale for all the windows and then save as another workspace (don't save the current one). Repeat.

7. Now there are a variety of timescales to look at all with the same coloured charts.

8. Close the browser and go to: C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies

9. Copy all the Steve@*netdania*.txt files

10. If you want the same setup on another computer, copy the files, run the browser to netdania, then close it again. Then edit the new cookie file and put the old userid into it.
The file to edit is the one that starts like this:

You can get the current userid from Help -> About in chartstation.

With this method you can:
1. Backup your netdania cookies.
2. Copy the setup to other computers.

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For those who insist on Firefox - sqlite

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If your NetDania setup is lost

This has happened to me since writing the initial article.

It appears that the setup is stored by Netdania, and not in the cookies.

I once lost the setup which just reappeared a few hours later.

Another time I lost it and when I checked the cookies there was a new one with a different userid.
I cured this simple by copying the old userid into the new cookie.

By the way the overlay feature has disappeared from the add instrument dialogue and is now in the right click on the chart dialogue Eye-wink

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Other NetDania Charts: All free

NetDania is the company that provides the software for charting. Data is sourced for those charts from elsewhere.

Other than the actual NetDania website, which has the chart that I use, other websites use the NetDania charting system, and offer different "Instruments".

An example list is:

GoldUS$, SilverUS$ and major crosses - The one I use
http://www.netdania.com/Products/ChartStation/ChartStation.aspx

Gold & Silver versus many main currencies, major currency crosses
http://goldprice.org/live-gold-price.html

GoldUS$, SilverUS$ and major crosses
http://www.usagold.com/live.html

Main Currencies, S&P500, UK100, Other major Indices, USOil
http://www.dailyfx.com/charts/netdaniachart/

Major currency crosses
http://www.fxstreet.com/rates-charts/chart-station/

Major currency crosses, GoldUS$, SilverUS$
http://www.gcitrading.com/gcifin_fxcharts.htm

The DailyFX chart is notable for the extra indices it offers. This allows charts like these to be created:

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Lost NetDania Setup and Future Changes

I lost my NetDania setup on both computer yesterday, and could not get it back. I contacted NetDania, and will quote just part of the reply for your information:

Quote:
Regarding the cookies, we didn’t make any changes on ChartStation during the last months. I have also noticed a strange behaviour of IE8 that sometimes saves the cookies in a different folder. However we are in a final stage with the implementation of a new release that, beside some new features, is based on login. With that release the workspaces will be saved based on the username used for login and therefore the cookies won’t be used anymore.

A login system would be great IMO Smiling

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Where are the cookies?!

I've failed to find the new cookies, which must exist because my new setup is working.
So I'm forced to just use a new setup and know that if it is lost, I can't reset it.

Waiting eagerly for the new login system Smiling

I know from the number of visits to this page that many others have had this problem.

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NetDania now allows account logins

As of last night (NZ time), NetDania now allow you to register (it's free and painless), and then after verifying your email address, login.

Go here (or presumably any of the other websites that use the NetDania system):

http://www.netdania.com/Products/live-streaming-currency-exchange-rates/...

Please don't register with this website.

This system no longer uses cookies on your computer Happy vertical clapping Happy horizontal clapping

Thank you NetDania, that is superb Smiling

I logged in on one computer, setup my chartstation, and then logged in on another computer, and my setup was there Happy horizontal clapping

This also means I can ditch IE and use Firefox Smiling

This makes me very happy Smiling

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To those registering because of this thread

Maybe I need to point out that I am not affiliated with NetDania. I am simply a user of their system, and have posted what I hope is useful information. Much of which is now outdated.

If you wish to use the NetDania system, go to their site, or one of those I have listed, or any other website which uses the NetDania system.

There is no point registering on this website, as I've covered all I know, and I do not have the NetDania system available on this website, only screenshots to show what you can do on their website.

Good luck with your trading or whatever.

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Netdania account lost?

Trying to login today, and it doesn't recognise my account details!

I hope this is a temporary glitch because I have a huge number of chart setups stored for my account.

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And as if by magic, I find

And as if by magic, I find I'm now logged in, and my account is working fine.

So just a glitch, I'm glad to say Smiling

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