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AvatarMatthew
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Hi Fabien,

I don’t actually use data directly from the CBOE, so while I will explain how I get the data, it may not actually help you.

The data I use is exported out of Stockcharts, where I have a subscription.  [Huge shout out here to Arthur @arthurhill who’s also present around here occasionally – I’m a big fan, Arthur, but I digress..].  In any case, Stockcharts allows raw data export for some data series, and you just have to manipulate the data a bit in excel, save to CSV, and import into Optuma as “Local Data”.  Data > Import Local Data

With any data I source from stockcharts (or elsewhere), I always check it is identical to the source.

See:

https://help.optuma.com/kb/faq.php?id=672

and

https://forum.optuma.com/topic/importing-alternative-data-from-a-csv-file-eg-google-trends/

Once your CSV is linked to Optuma, it will update automatically (if not renamed or moved from the location on your HDD).

In my case, once I go thru the initial motions of acquiring and converting the bulk history data export (from Stockcharts) into the format Optuma requires, I then update periodically/daily by editing the CSV file in Wordpad (or similar).  Note: Re-opening the CSV file in Excel will almost surely screw with the date formats of the file = won’t work in Optuma.  I have also tested other spreadsheeting programs, and they all seem to want to play rough with your date formats – so add new data to your CSV file via a text editor, and save as CSV.

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