! How Do I Import and Install an Indicator into ThinkorSwim / TOS?

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THINK OR SWIM: INDICATOR INSTALLATION

"How to I install an indicator onto my TOS platform from scratch?"



Here is a helpful video walking you through setting up the an indicator in TOS. aka: Thinkorswim.


1) First, open the email you received from Simpler Trading. In the example below, the link in the email will take you to a download page. Regardless of how you receive the indicator, the process of installing into TOS will be the same.
Click on the link to download the file. The name of the downloaded file will appear in the bottom left corner of the Google Chrome browser page like in the image below.
Left click once on the arrow just to the right of the indicator's name. Then click on "Show in folder"

2) A Windows directory will appear and your indicator file will be highlighted. Take note of the file path at the top of the window. This is where your indicator is located on your computer.
In this case, the "ST_MultiRangeSTUDY" indicator is located in: "Computer > Main (C:) > Users > Trader > Downloads. 
Simply put, this indicator file is in the Downloads folder. Why? Because that is the last folder / directory listed from left to right.  
Take note of this file path so you can refer to it when importing your indicator into TOS.

3) After the file has finished downloading, open ThinkorSwim and click on the "Studies" icon found under the "Charts" tab.

4) After selecting "Edit Studies" a new window should appear with the list of available studies. Towards the bottom left hand side of the window, select "Import.

5) After clicking "Import" a new window should appear. In this window, you'll need to select the "Downloads" folder from the drop down menu. This can be found by choosing the user's name as shown below.

6) Now that you've found the "Downloads" folder, you should see the Voodoo Lines file, single click it and choose "Open."

7) After selecting "Open" this should have successfully imported the Voodoo Lines into your list of available studies. At the top left hand corner of the studies window, make sure the "Studies" tab is selected. There is a field for entering a search term, enter "TTM."
Left click in the blank search box and enter your search term. After doing so, you should see the TTM_Voodoo_lines in the list. Double click the Voodoo Lines to add them to your charts:

8) After double clicking the Voodoo Lines indicator, you should now see it available on the right hand side along with any of the other indicators currently plotted. At the bottom right hand side of the window, choose "Apply" and "OK."
Left click in the blank search box and enter your search term. After doing so, you should see the TTM_Voodoo_lines in the list. Double click the Voodoo Lines to add them to your charts:

You should not see your indicator on your charts. Please see related links below for more information.