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How to rename a ticker symbol

Updated on 2011-09-03 04:32:20

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It is not possible to rename directly a ticker symbol from QuantShare menus. In order to rename a symbol (Example: A change in a company's ticker symbol), you will have to delete the old symbol (Symbol -> Update -> Remove) then create a new one (Symbol -> Add).

The problem with this approach is that you will lose all data (historical, intraday, tick and custom) associated with this stock or security.

To rename a symbol without losing data, you will need to create and execute a single-line script.


- Select "Tools" then "Script Editor"
- Select "File", "New" then create a new script
- Type the next formula:

Symbols.RenameSymbol("OLD NAME", "NEW NAME");

- click on "Execute" to run the script and rename the ticker symbol

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