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2018-11-04 11:22:43

I've created a database to add a single field (Earning Date) for 1000 stocks - in a year, this database will have only 4 entries (the 4 earning dates).
Would like to use this database to report the Price before and on Earning day and the Earning day return in a screener.

1) How do i use ASCII Import (or any other mechanism) to upload this field for 1000 stocks? The Importer expects 1 file for each symbol.

(Note, I tried using Earnings_cal database and the Historical Earnings Downloader but they have 2 issues -
a) they don't report every earning date for these 1000 stocks
b) The Time field is not standard (e.g. 3:47am EST, Before Market Open, 12 noon, After Market Close, 12:01pm EST), and difficult to parse in a regex string.
earnings_var = GetDataString('earnings_cal', 'etime', 'regex string pattern');

2) If there is no solution to (1), please advise a regex pattern with which i can get (b) above working.


2018-11-05 05:42:19


You can use the ASCII Import with a single file. In the parser settings, simply add "Quotes -> Symbol" to specify the column that contains the symbol data. Please read our documentation for more info about how to use the ASCII Import tool.

2018-11-06 03:11:12


Thanks, that worked.
Another challenge is the screener only reports 1 date at a time. Is there a way to report multiple dates (e.g. July1-Oct30), so i can report all earning-day price action during that period in a single report?

If not Screener, is there another tool in Quantshare that could do this (not sure if Pivot Tables could support something like this)?

2018-11-07 06:07:45


Not with the screener. Try "Tools -> Databases Data".

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