The Data Field option gives you access to the full array of Optuma Fundamental data or Bloomberg data (eg PE Ratio, Dividend Yield, Best Analyst Rating - requires a Bloomberg datafeed), and allows you to plot any of those fields at the bottom of your chart.
To add the tool to your chart, select the tool from the Data tool group, and left-click on the chart to add the tool. Optuma will then draw the tool in a window below the chart using the default settings.
To change the data field being displayed select it from the Field property:
Scripting Function: DATAFIELD()
Actions & Properties
Copy Data to Clipboard: Will copy the tool’s values to the clipboard which can then be inserted into a spreadsheet, for example, allowing for further analysis.
Refresh Field Data: Selecting this will update the data field.
Add Technical Alert: When selected, a Technical Alert will be created for the selected security.
Add to Toolbar: Adds the selected tool to your custom toolbar.
Apply Settings to All: When multiple Data Field tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool - such as line colour - as this allows all the other Data Field tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.
Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected tool, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.
Move to Back: If the tool is displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the tool view to the background.
Move to Front: If the tool is displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the tool to the forefront.
Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the tool, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.
Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the tool’s properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Data Field to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.
Delete: Deletes the tool from the chart.
Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.
Field: Selects the required data, eg Market Cap, PE Ratio, Dividend Yield.
Plot Style: Adjusts the display style for the Data Field. There are 6 options available: Line, Dot, Histogram, Step, Shaded, Shaded Step.
Line Style: When Line is selected as the Plot Style, the Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of line displayed. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot and Stippled.
Line Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the line for the Data Field. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
Line Colour: Allows you to adjust the color of the Data Field.
Fill Up / Down Barrier: When the Plot Style is set to Shaded you are able to adjust the barrier value, the default value is 0.00.
Fill Up Colour: When the Plot Style is set to Shaded you are then able to alter the Fill Colour for the tool.
Fill Down Colour: When the Plot Style is set to Shaded you are then able to alter the Fill Colour for the tool.
Fill Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the Data Field plot. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency.
Offset: Moves the tool forward or backward in time. The offset is measured in bars, so a value of 2 will push the tool forward 2 bars and -2 will move the tool back 2 bars.
Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.
Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.
Show In Price Scale: When selected the current Data Field value will be displayed in the Price Scale.
Lock Tool: When selected, any changes to the tool will be prevented from being made.