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How to get stocks for a particular index using the global script

Updated on 2011-12-12 03:58:12

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There are two ways to get a list of stock symbols for a particular index using the global script tool.

1- Create a new symbols filter using the "Symbol -> Symbols View" tool

- Right click on the control then click on "Create a new symbols filter"
- Click on "Add Condition" then select "Index"
- Double click on the cell under "Values", select an index then click on "OK"
- Type a name for this symbols filter. Example: S&P500

- Open the script editor by selecting "Tools" then "Script Editor"
- Create a new file then type the following formula:

Symbol[] symbols = Symbols.GetSymbols("S&P500", "");

This will check for the "S&P500" symbols filter item and return all stocks referenced by this filter.

2- Another way to do this is by looping through all symbols and then checking whether a symbol is referenced by a particular index such as the S&P 500, the Dow Jones or the Russell 2000.

List list = new List();
Symbol[] symbols = Symbols.GetSymbols();
for(int i=0;i < symbols.Length;i++)
   Symbol symbol = symbols[i];
   if(Array.IndexOf(symbol.GetIndexesFromList(), "S&P500") >= 0)

Note: In order to use the above scripts, indices must be referenced in symbols settings (Symbol -> Update or Symbol -> Manage Symbols)

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