Script Chart

Author: Optuma Team Last updated: Oct 26, 2021 18:01


The Script chart allows you to display the results of a script formula for multiple codes and view them in one chart. This example shows the ATR(14)% values to compare the volatility of the ASX Sector indices:


This type of chart can work with scripts that produce a real value that can be plotted in a time series: note that it can’t be set up with Boolean true/false scripts. If you need to use a Boolean script, the Column Chart should be used instead.

To open a Script Chart, click the New menu, go to Multi-Code Charts and select the Script Chart option and select the symbols required. The chart will open with the default formula, so click on the Scripts property and click on the 3 dots to open the Script Editor window and enter the formula required.


Actions & Properties


Clone Chart: When selected the existing chart will be duplicated. It will be placed above the existing chart, from here it can either be moved to a new page or tiled alongside your existing chart(s).

Print Chart: Opens the page in a PDF document, which can then be printed.

Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the Script Chart, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Script Chart properties you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you open a new Script Chart it will display using the new settings.

Send To: This option allows the current chart to be saved as either an image file, saved to the clipboard or added to a Manual List. If you have Professional Services then the additional options of sending the chart via Chat Message, to Word and Outlook are also available.

Open List As: Allows you to open the codes in the Script Chart into a different multi-code chart (RRG for example).


Title: Allows you to edit the title of the chart as it displays along the top left corner of the Script Chart window and on publishing.

Show Values: Allows you to bring in to view or roll away the list of codes included in the Script chart. The code list will display on the right hand side of the chart when it is in view. From this window you can tick / untick individual codes from view, delete codes and add new codes to the list.

Scripts: Expands to show the script being displayed which can be edited via the script manager. Scripts used on the Script chart must produce a real value, they can not be True / False.

Scale Type: In cases where codes with very different values are being used you can swap between Real Values (lines are unadjusted, scale will fit max / min values into view), or Normalised, which will unlink the script lines from each other, in a similar way to overlaying two charts does where the layers are unlinked.

Logarithmic: Allows you to set the scale type between Standard Scale and Log Scale.

Date Range: Allows you to set the amount of data loaded on the script chart. By default it will be Last Year but you can adjust this between Today and Everything. You can also set specific Start and End dates if you wish.

Price Display Format: Allows you to adjust the number of decimal places displayed in the Script Charts scale and in the tips window.

Labels: Allows you to set the label for each plot on the script chart. You can set Code, Name or Both.

Label Font Size: This slider bar allows you to increase / decrease the size of the label font.

Line Style: Expands to show display options for the line plots of the script chart. You can set Line Type (such as Solid, Dash, Dotted), Line Thickness and Transparency.

Scales Font Size: This slider bar allows you to increase / decrease the size of the text within the scale of the Script chart.

Blank Bars: Allows you to increase or decrease the amount of blank space at the end of the chart (far right).

Show History Slider: Allows you to show / hide the history slider bar along the top of the Script Chart window.

Linked to List: You can link the Script chart to a Symbol List or Scan. Each time the chart is opened it will update to show the codes in that list.