Equilla Quick Start

Equilla Editor

For writing and editing scripts written in the Equilla language (which is in-built in Tradesignal), an Equilla editor is available. It supports programming by highlighting code areas and comments in different colors.


Opening the Equilla Editor

You can open the Equilla editor in two ways:

The editor opens when you edit a function, indicator or a strategy. To do so, open the respective list (functions, indicators or strategies) in the toolbox. Then call up an entry for editing by selecting Edit from the context menu. The Equilla editor opens with the source code of the script.

To open an empty editor, you have to start a new script. To do so, select Editor in the upper right area. You can now click on the + in the upper left and select there, if you want to create an indicator, strategy or function. Once you've made the choice, an empty editor opens.


Editing the Equilla Code

When the Equilla editor is open, the Editor tab appears in the toolbar, with the following buttons:

  • Compile Script (F7) - Use this to compile the script. Only compiled scripts can be used. Un-compiled scripts are grayed out in the toolbox. In case of script errors, error descriptions will be given in the lower area of the workspace. For delivered scripts, compiling may lead to error messages if the scripts are protected against overwriting.

  • Undo (Ctrl+Z) - Undo the last action (multiple undoes possible, but none after compiling). This way, you can undo an unintended deletion, for example.

  • Redo (Ctrl+Shift+Z) - Repeat the last action (multiple repeats possible, but none after compiling). This way, you can insert a copied text multiple times, for example.

  • Select All (Ctrl+A) - Selects all code. You can use the standard Windows key commands to copy the code with "Ctrl+C" and then paste with "Ctrl+V", e.g. into a text editor.

Search and Replace 

To edit the code, the Find group in the toolbar is available.

  • Click on spy-glass icon to enter a search term in the search pane.

  • For long scripts, you can use Goto Line to jump to a code line.

  • With Replace you can replace one or all appearances of a code text with another text.

Applying your Equilla Script

Scripts can only be applied once they have been compiled. After that, the new script can be used like any delivered function, indicator or strategy.


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