Optimizing the Load Time of Workspaces

In some cases, long load times might occur when opening large workspaces in TeleTrader WorkStation. In the following section you will find some tips and tricks to optimize the load time of your workspace.http://professional.teletrader.com/clear.gif

Check the system requirements

Make sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements for running TeleTrader WorkStation. We recommend additional memory (RAM) for workspaces with a high number of charts or large time series. See System Requirements.

The current system requirements are available here.

Reduce the number of (chart) documents

The more documents your workspace contains, the longer its load time. In most cases, you can easily reduce the number of open documents by linking them to a price page or watch list.

▪       Create a price page with all symbols that you want to display as a chart.

▪       Create a chart document for one of these symbols and link it to the price page.

▪       When you now choose a different symbol in the price page, it is automatically shown in the linked chart.

You can also link other documents (for example time and sales, market depth, news) to the same price page - with one click you can so see the same symbol in all linked documents. See Linking Documents to a Price Page.

Reduce the number of sheets in charts

A large number of sheets in your charts enlarges the load time of your workspace. Check which of those sheets you actually use regularly. If you have created similar sheets for several charts (for example with different time compressions), consider creating one chart with the appropriate sheets and linking it to a price page.

You can also display more than one sheet in a chart at the same time: See Using Sheets in Charts.

Hibernate inactive charts

With the setting Hibernate inactive chart documents after x seconds under Tools > Options > General, you can stop all unnecessary calculations for charts that are currently not visible (inactive sheets, other virtual pages) after a certain number of seconds. Activating this settings can significantly improve the performance for workspaces that contain a large number of charts. Of course, the hibernated chart documents will be updated as soon as they become active (visible) again. Charts that contain intersection or study alerts will never be hibernated.

Move rarely used virtual pages out of the workspace

If your workspace contains virtual pages that you rarely use, consider saving them to disk and opening them only if needed. See Opening and Saving Virtual Pages.

Close the windows that you don't need anymore

The command Window > More Pages shows an overview of all open windows and documents in your workspace. Select all document windows that you don't need anymore and click Close Window(s).http://professional.teletrader.com/clear.gif

Show less historical data in charts and time and sales documents

TeleTrader WorkStation needs more system resources if you load a lot of historical data in a chart or in time and sales. If you don't need the long data history on a regular basis, stick to the default time region settings to get a better load time for your workspace. Especially intraday charts or TickBar compressions enlarge the load time of a workspace tremendously, when very long time series are used.

▫       Default setting for charts: 510 records

▫       Default setting for time and sales: 50 records

See Changing the Amount of Data Displayed in the Chart and Changing the Amount of Data Displayed in Time and Sales.

Remove old drawing objects from your charts

Old drawing objects remain on your charts, but might not be relevant for your current analysis anymore. The command Format > Objects shows a current overview about the symbols, drawing objects and studies that are saved in a chart. Highlight the objects that you don't need anymore and click Delete to remove them.

http://professional.teletrader.com/clear.gifCheck your custom studies

You can create your own custom studies with the TeleTrader Language. If you think that some of your custom studies might contribute to performance problems, you can find some tips here: Recommended Best Practices