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"Is in file" problem
« on: Mon, 03 August, 2015, 07:47 »
Hi,

I'm trying to use "Selection's___Name___is in file".

I've created a text file of horse names and specified the correct path in the trigger. However, only horses with single worded names are being treated correctly. In my list that is 2 out of 11 runners.

I tried to eliminate all spaces in the names but the result is the same.

However, when I use the function "Import selections for auto trading" then all names are being imported correctly (from exactly the same list).

Unfortunately, I can't use the function "Import selections for auto trading" for my strategy.

Are there different requirements to the syntax when importing from file compared to importing selections for auto trading?

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Re: "Is in file" problem
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 03 August, 2015, 07:51 »
As with all strings containing spaces, you must enclose them in double quotes. Example:

"My Fair Lady"
"Captain Hook"
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Re: "Is in file" problem
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 03 August, 2015, 08:48 »
Hi Oxa,

Thanks for your quick reply. Ok, I will try that, although that complicates the automatic generation of the text file a lot.

However, even if I eliminate the spaces from the horse names, I have the same problem when importing from file but no problem if importing selections for automated trading.

Just for the avoidance of doubt: eliminating spaces from horse names for "is in file" function is not supposed to work?

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Re: "Is in file" problem
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 03 August, 2015, 08:54 »
Just for the avoidance of doubt: eliminating spaces from horse names for "is in file" function is not supposed to work?

No, it is not supposed to work.
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Re: "Is in file" problem
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 03 August, 2015, 09:02 »
Ok, thanks for clarification.

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Re: "Is in file" problem
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 06 August, 2015, 17:41 »
I am not sure what is going on here but for years I have been using "Selections name is in file" successfully with two word names with spaces and no inverted commas??

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Re: "Is in file" problem
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 06 August, 2015, 17:54 »
Hi

Two word names doesn't work if trying to access winner_name, if that's any help which its probably not :)

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Re: "Is in file" problem
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 07 August, 2015, 20:38 »
I made changes to MF Pro due to the increasing demand to include trigger variables in the "is in file" / "is not in file" conditions. Since then the contents of these conditions' parameters must obey the same rules as all trigger expressions: in particular the one stating that all strings must be enclosed in double quotes.

You can read about this change here on the forum.

The winner_name is another string variable and so it must be checked within double quotes.
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Re: "Is in file" problem
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 08 August, 2015, 06:25 »
Hi Oxa,

"You can read about this change here on the forum."

Did you mean to put a link in?

I will have to double check but I am definitely still getting bets on two word names,  When did the change get made?

I think I am still on 8.0.0.15 but how do I check the version for sure?

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Re: "Is in file" problem
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 10 August, 2015, 21:23 »
alfaman, please check the following link:

Version 8.1.1.1
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