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First start

At first start you will see the following window:

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You must select the startup mode and click OK button.

  1. Then the window for selecting data sources appears. You can also open this window in the Common tab, where you need to select Add => Sources.

    hydra source add

    In the window select the required sources. You can use filters by the region, the electronic board, the data type, the free or paid, real-time or not. When the choice is finished click OK button. After that, the sources will be added to the left panel of the main application window.

  2. 2. You can create multiple instances of one source. For example, several instances of Finam, which will save the downloaded data to different folders. This can be done as well as during the initial addition, from the Common tab, selecting Add => Sources. Unnecessary sources can be removed by clicking the hydra delete button.

  3. The next step is the source setting up. To do this, click the hydra edit button. For more details see the Sources setting up section.

  4. In order to the source begins to download data after clicking the Start button, it must be turned on. To do this, select the source icon in the left panel and use the hydra source on off button to turn on or off. This operation can be performed before or after the adding of instruments for downloading, which is described below.

  5. Then, it is necessary to add instruments. To do this, double-click on the source icon. The window shown in the following figure opens.

    hydra source first

    Then click the hydra add button. For more details see the Instrument list section.

  6. The panel with buttons to work with the instruments is located at the bottom of the source window. You can do the following steps with the selected instrument:

    • To edit with the hydra edit button.

    • To delete with the hydra delete button.

    • To set up the volume of downloaded information with buttons: Ticks, Order books, Candles, Order log, Level 1, Own transactions.

    Note Note

    Please, note. For the getting information on the order books, orders log, level 1, own transactions, the connector must be connected in real time.

  7. When all the settings are applied and the instruments are selected, on the Common tab, you can click the Start button. This will launch active sources and they will start to download the data. The work process can be observed in the special Logs tab, which is fixed at the bottom of the program. Also, logs are stored in files in the local directory.

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