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Blox Setup

Installation Guide

Step 1:

Install Portara msi by double clicking the downloaded file

Step 2:

Upon launching Crude Oil and British Pound will self extract.

Step 3:

Go to Tools | Force A Database Index and Run with default settings.

Step 4:

Go to Update Manager and run your initial updates with default settings.

Step 5:

Open Roll Manager select BP and CL and run with default settings (You can explore options later)

Step 6:

Open Compression Manager Daily, Right-click on the middle grid and select “Trading Blox Daily” template and Apply it.

Step 7:

Go to Tools |Advanced Column Formatter and select “Unadjusted Close” and save it.

Step 8:

Select BP and CL and run it with default settings. Close the Compression manager Daily.

Step 9:

Open Compression manager Intraday, Right-click on the middle grid and select “Trading Blox RTH Daily” template and Apply it.

Step 10:

Go to Tools |Advanced Column Formatter and select “Unadjusted Close” and save it.

Step 11:

Click the button “Setup Session Times” and change BP and CL start and end times to any times that suit you. Save and close this window.

Step 12:

Select BP and CL and run it with default settings. Close the Compression Manager Intraday.

Step 13:

Automatically create a FuturesInfo.txt file for Trading Blox based upon the data you have just created. Select “Tools” on the main Portara UI then select “Trading Blox – Create FuturesInfo.txt File” choose any options you want and click Create.

Step 14:

Run Trading Blox, go to Edit->Preferences and under the Data Folders and Options, change the Futures Data Path to C:\Portara Data\Futures\ The FuturesInfo.txt file should be found.

IMPORTANT: Select NO when the MessageBox Appears.

Step 15:

On the main Blox UI go to Edit | Futures Dictionary. Select the “Folder” button and change the Data Dictionaries path to C:\Portara Data\Futures\, and click ok.

Step 16:

Now watch the “Out-Of-The-Box” video on the main page for basic use and read Portara Help Files thoroughly

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