Configure View

Last modified 11:23, 4 Nov 2012

Configure Option Chain View

Your SOFTWARE's Default View for the Options Chain table shows the following data in columns for each option series: Symbol, Instrument Type, Expiry Date, Strike Price, Last Traded Price, Open Interest and Money.

Custom Views

While this may be adequate for a quick review of the available series, more comprehensive displays of each series' data can be created and applied to the table.

The Custom Views functionality is used in many tables throughout Your SOFTWARE, for a complete description of this common tool, go to the Custom Views topic in the Shared Utilities section of this help.

Custom Views are created and saved by users by clicking on the Action menu, and selecting the Configure... command from the drop-down menu.

Once created, views can be applied using the function bar's view selector drop-down menu.

Applying Custom Views

Your SOFTWARE has a default view which applies until you either alter the default and save it, or create new custom views.

Assuming new custom views have been created, to apply a different custom view, go to the View list in the Function Bar and click on the down arrow to drop-down the list of available views:


Select a view and single left mouse click on it to apply it to the Option Chain table.

Only the data fields which you selected will display for all the Option Series in the page. The view is applied across the groups, and you do not need to open or close the groups for the new view to be applied.

Create Custom View

To create a Custom View, select the Configure View... command from the Action menu in a Option Chain table's Function Bar.

The Configure View dialog box will open. Select the data types and their order of appearance from this dialog.

There are a number of data fields that can be included or excluded from a view. For a complete list of the fields available for the Option Chain table, go to the Custom View Fields topic.

When the new view is defined, click the OK button to save the new view. It will now appear in the function bar's view selector drop-down list, see above.

For a complete description and explanation of this process, go to the Create Custom Views topic in the Shared Utilities section.

Modifying the View from the Option Chain table

Regardless of which view is applied, the order that the columns appear in the table can be changed by the user.

Click on the heading of the column to be moved and, while holding down the left mouse button, drag the heading to the new location in the table.

The width of the columns can be adjusted by clicking on the edge of the column heading. The mouse pointer will change to show two lines with an arrow pointing in either direction. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the pointer to adjust the column width.

See the Option Chain Display topic for more information on these functions.

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