|Diamond Backtesting with Walk
Forward Manager (BTWFMgr)
(Professional Software Solutions)
Below we describe how the BTWFMgr Overview Module
You usually activate the Overview Module via the toolbar button:
(or you can use the menu: Function/Create Overview)
(You can also double click on BTWFOV.exe in the C:/BTWFMGr base folder)
Starting the Overview Module
Then the Overview Module prompts on how to proceed:
Typically you will keep the the default selection:
Current Strategy for ALL Symbols.
and click on "Start process" - which opens the "Overview Module" and
shows you initially all backtest results sorted by the yearly equity.
Changing the Base Folder
If you have stored your results in a different location you can change the basefolder:
Applying a results Filter
You have the option to filter the results.
Select "Modify Overview Filter" and click on "Start Process":
Then confirm that you would like to activate an overview filter - click on YES:
The Overview Module is prompting you next for a name for the new filter:
Leave default (or change to a new name) and click on SAVE.
Notepad will open and allow you to enter the filter details:
Modify and click on File/Exit and SAVE the changes.
Next time the overview module runs it will apply the selected filter and display a message if results have been filtered out:
(You can see more details which results have been skipped and why in the log file)
Overview Filter File Syntax:
Here is the syntax for the overview filter file:
|Date=||Defines the starting and/or ending date required.
|Size=||Defines the minimum and maximum btwf2 filesize (in
|Symbols+=||Defines the symbol(s) to be included.
|Symbols-=||Defines the symbol(s) NOT to be included.
Switching to another Strategy:
The overview module allows you also to switch to another strategy - just select "Switch to another Strategy":
Be patient - depending on the number of results this process might take a few moments!
When completed it will prompt you for the new strategy name:
Just click on the new strategy and "Switch to Startegy"
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