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Search Symbol 3 weeks, 2 days ago #2734

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Hello,

i think i'm doing something wrong. When I try to add "Symbol without Exchange Code"(" Add Condition "->" Descriptive "->" Security "->" Symbol without Exchange Code ") in the screen field, the screener loads, but at some point I get a message whether I want to wait or leave the page. If I wait, nothing happens. If I leave the page, the screener closes. I think this is a request from Chrome. Is there anything I can do about it? I would use "Symbol without Exchange Codes", because sometimes I don't have the Exchange Code at hand and cannot search via" View Profile "without the Exchange Code, if I've understood correctly. All in all, I just want to be able to quickly search for a security like enter the name of the security in a screener. Are there perhaps efficient ways to find a stock quickly?


I would also like to praise the screener. The screener is really fantastic and the support is great as always. I'm so glad I came across this screener.

Best Regards,
Dominik
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Re: Search Symbol 3 weeks, 2 days ago #2735

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Dominik,

You can use two simple Advanced Screens to search for company names and symbols:

companyname LIKE "%[partial name]%"

with [partial name] replaced by part of the company's name, will find all companies that include that text in their names.

dispsymbol LIKE "%[partial symbol]%"

with [partial symbol] replaced by part of the company's symbol, will find all companies that include that text in their symbols.
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Re: Search Symbol 2 weeks, 6 days ago #2736

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Perfect, thank you.

Kind regards,
Dominik
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Re: Search Symbol 2 weeks ago #2737

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FYI, another option would be to use Firefox instead of Chrome. Chrome seems to have issues with such huge select lists, but Firefox handles it much better.

Follow-up question to "companyname" and "dispsymbol"... Can I find out similar variables somehow myself? They are not choosable through the menus, but could be very useful in more advanced screening.
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Re: Search Symbol 2 weeks ago #2738

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Text variables are not accessible from the Advanced Screener "Add Condition" menu because it is not clear what values those variables can have (the Basic Screener lets you choose the options from a drop-down). If you create a condition with a text variable in the Basic Screener (where the menu items do appear), you can click the Advanced Screener tab to convert it into an Advanced Screen. That will expose the variable name and the condition in SQL syntax.

dispsymbol and companyname are special cases, though. Because there are so many possible values for the drop-down, they can cause problems in the browser in the Basic Screener. Most text variables are not problematic in that way, and their conditions can be converted to advanced syntax merely by switching tabs.

Re: Search Symbol 1 week, 6 days ago #2739

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Ah, works great, thanks! That's a good way to get to them.
Claes
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