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2017-04-11 08:03:20

HI all,

there's a few very old threads regarding importation of sectors , the finviz downloader was the answer to one, however if you don't have a finviz premium account
then the downloader cant work.

I'm importing my own data from metastock, I also have data from AAII's SIPro which provides me with symbol, fullname, industry , sector ,market

Using symbol-> import symbols from a file
So far I can import everything except the sector .
I would like to map the industries to a sector and preferably not doing it by hand via symbol->categories->sector

Can anyone help with a downloader which can import a CSV file containing a column representing sectors ?
so this is what my csv looks like


so as previously stated, its the sector info I cant import as there is no sector field in the dbase for me to map the column to

Disclaimer: coding skills non existent

2017-04-12 01:55:07


Hi Ivan,

Unfortunately, there is no way to import the sector directly. You can either use "Tools -> Script Editor" or do it manually by associating an industry to a sector (not a ticker to a sector) in "Symbol -> Categories".

2017-08-06 07:48:42



Facing the same issue from time to time...

How would you use the script editor to update the sectors? An example would be great.


2017-08-06 09:08:02


Use "Symbols.AddSector" to add a sector.
Use "Symbols.AddIndustry" to add an industry and associate it with a sector.

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