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-=== To uninstall using the Windows Add/Remove Programs Utility ===+==== To uninstall using the Windows Add/Remove Programs Utility ​====
  
-==To uninstall RTW and the RTW engine(s): ==+===To uninstall RTW and the RTW engine(s): ​===
  
   - Select **Start -> Control Panel** from the Windows taskbar. ​   - Select **Start -> Control Panel** from the Windows taskbar. ​
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   - Click **Yes**. ​   - Click **Yes**. ​
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-=== To uninstall using the RTW Install Wizard ===+==== To uninstall using the RTW Install Wizard ​====
  
-== To uninstall RTW and the RTW engine(s): ==+=== To uninstall RTW and the RTW engine(s): ​===
  
   - Select **Start -> Run** from the Windows taskbar. ​   - Select **Start -> Run** from the Windows taskbar. ​
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 To manually edit the RTW Netfeed engine configuration options in the rtconfig file, see [[#Manually Editing the rtconfig File]]. To manually edit the RTW Netfeed engine configuration options in the rtconfig file, see [[#Manually Editing the rtconfig File]].
  
-<​note>​To edit the generic RTW configuration options as well as some general engine settings, see [[#Generic Tab - RTW Rtconfig Editor]]. </​note>​+<​note>​To edit the generic RTW configuration options as well as some general engine settings, see [[#Generic Tab - Rtconfig Editor]]. </​note>​
  
 <note warning>​We strongly recommend that only system administrators or experienced users make changes to the configuration options.</​note>​ <note warning>​We strongly recommend that only system administrators or experienced users make changes to the configuration options.</​note>​
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 After setting the configuration options, click **Save to File** to save your settings in the rtconfig file. To close the dialog box without making any changes, click **Close**. If you made changes and click **Close** without first saving to file, a caution window opens to prevent an unintentional discarding of unsaved changes. ​ After setting the configuration options, click **Save to File** to save your settings in the rtconfig file. To close the dialog box without making any changes, click **Close**. If you made changes and click **Close** without first saving to file, a caution window opens to prevent an unintentional discarding of unsaved changes. ​
  
-{{ :​rtconfig_netfeed_tab.jpg?​direct&​ |}}+{{ rtw_4.3:​rtconfig_netfeed_tab.jpg?​direct&​ |}}
  
 The following options are available on this tab:  The following options are available on this tab: 
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 <note important>​We strongly recommend that only system administrators or experienced users make changes to the configuration options.</​note>​ <note important>​We strongly recommend that only system administrators or experienced users make changes to the configuration options.</​note>​
  
-Select** Vistasource -> Settings- > Rtconfig Editor** to open the RTW rtconfig Editor dialog box. +Select** Vistasource -> Settings -> Rtconfig Editor** to open the RTW rtconfig Editor dialog box. 
  
-{{ :​rtconfig_generic_netfeed_tab.jpg?​direct&​ |}}+{{ rtw_4.3:​rtconfig_generic_netfeed_tab.jpg?​direct&​ |}}
  
 ==== Generic Tab - Rtconfig Editor ==== ==== Generic Tab - Rtconfig Editor ====
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 The RTW and RTW engine configuration options are saved in the rtconfig file located in the installation directory. The RTW rtconfig Editor edits this file. Alternatively,​ the rtconfig file can be manually edited using any text editor such as Notepad or Wordpad. ​ The RTW and RTW engine configuration options are saved in the rtconfig file located in the installation directory. The RTW rtconfig Editor edits this file. Alternatively,​ the rtconfig file can be manually edited using any text editor such as Notepad or Wordpad. ​
  
-The options in the rtconfig file can appear in any order; however, the configuration options are grouped into logical sections for ease of use. Each option is commented in detail in the file, explaining the different settings and their actions. For editing RTW and RTW RMDS (SFC) engine options, look for the following sections: ​+The options in the rtconfig file can appear in any order; however, the configuration options are grouped into logical sections for ease of use. Each option is commented in detail in the file, explaining the different settings and their actions. For editing RTW and RTW Netfeed ​engine options, look for the following sections: ​
  
   * Generic RT Engine settings ​   * Generic RT Engine settings ​
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 |**Server** | This argument remains null. | |**Server** | This argument remains null. |
 |**Command** |“rt”, to indicate the subscribe command | |**Command** |“rt”, to indicate the subscribe command |
-|**Engine** | The name of theengine, vsnf.+|**Engine** | The name of the engine, vsnf. | 
 |**Servicename** | The name of the service to which you are subscribing. | |**Servicename** | The name of the service to which you are subscribing. |
 |**Recordname** | The name of the record to subscribe to. | |**Recordname** | The name of the record to subscribe to. |
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 The following formula subscribes to the Microsoft ASK price via the RTW Netfeed engine with the MARKETFEED service: The following formula subscribes to the Microsoft ASK price via the RTW Netfeed engine with the MARKETFEED service:
    
-<​code>​=RTD("​Vistasource.RtdServer",,"​rt","​vsnf","​MARKETFEED","​MSFT.O", "​ASK"​)</​code>​+<​code>​=RTD("​Vistasource.RtdServer",,"​rt","​vsnf","​MARKETFEED","​MSFT",​ "​ASK"​)</​code>​
  
 //Example of an RTD function for subscribing to multiple fields// //Example of an RTD function for subscribing to multiple fields//
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 The following formula subscribes to the Microsoft ASK and BID prices in real-time via the RTW Netfeed engine with the MARKETFEED service: ​ The following formula subscribes to the Microsoft ASK and BID prices in real-time via the RTW Netfeed engine with the MARKETFEED service: ​
  
-<​code>​=PARSE_DATA(RTD("​vistasource.rtdserver",,"​rt","​vsnf","​MARKETFEED","​MSFT.O","​ASK","​BID"​))</​code>​+<​code>​=PARSE_DATA(RTD("​vistasource.rtdserver",,"​rt","​vsnf","​MARKETFEED","​MSFT","​ASK","​BID"​))</​code>​
    
    
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 |**Service** | Select the service, e.g. MARKETFEED.| |**Service** | Select the service, e.g. MARKETFEED.|
 |**Record** | Enter the record name. Clicking on the control on the right displays a history list with your previous choices. The list is stored in a file called [Engine name]_history.txt,​ located in the user’s Application Data directory, //​%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Vistasource\RTW//,​ (or //C:\// if the application directory does not exist).| |**Record** | Enter the record name. Clicking on the control on the right displays a history list with your previous choices. The list is stored in a file called [Engine name]_history.txt,​ located in the user’s Application Data directory, //​%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Vistasource\RTW//,​ (or //C:\// if the application directory does not exist).|
-|Fields to Retrieve | Enter the names of the fields you want to subscribe to, then press RETURN or click the Add Field button after each field name to add the field to the list box.|+|**Fields to Retrieve** | Enter the names of the fields you want to subscribe to, then press RETURN or click the Add Field button after each field name to add the field to the list box.|
 |**Remove Selected Field** | To remove fields, select a field and then click on the option button.| |**Remove Selected Field** | To remove fields, select a field and then click on the option button.|
 |**Up and Down Arrows** | To rearrange the order of the fields, click on the field name and move it with the arrows.| |**Up and Down Arrows** | To rearrange the order of the fields, click on the field name and move it with the arrows.|
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 |**ARGUMENTS** | Service, record, field1, field2, … fieldN | |**ARGUMENTS** | Service, record, field1, field2, … fieldN |
 |**EXAMPLE** | <​code>​=RTS_NF("​MARKETFEED",​ "​MSFT",​ "​ASK"​)</​code>​ | |**EXAMPLE** | <​code>​=RTS_NF("​MARKETFEED",​ "​MSFT",​ "​ASK"​)</​code>​ |
-|**DESCRIPTION** | Subscribe to data using the RTW Netfeedengine|+|**DESCRIPTION** | Subscribe to data using the RTW Netfeed engine|
 |**NOTES** | Service,​Record,​Field1 are obligatory. The maximum number of fields is 51 (24 for Excel versions prior to 2007).| |**NOTES** | Service,​Record,​Field1 are obligatory. The maximum number of fields is 51 (24 for Excel versions prior to 2007).|
  
  
-=== PARSE_DATA ​and PACKAGE_DATA ​===+=== PARSE_DATA ===
  
-The functions ​PARSE_DATA ​and PACKAGE_DATA facilitate ​some of the limitations of RTD when subscribing and publishing multiple fields in the same RTD formula ​ (see [[http://​support.microsoft.com/​kb/​286258|Microsoft KB article 286258]])+The function ​PARSE_DATA ​facilitates ​some of the limitations of RTD when subscribing and publishing multiple fields in the same RTD formula ​ (see [[http://​support.microsoft.com/​kb/​286258|Microsoft KB article 286258]])
  
  
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 ===== Interface Preferences ===== ===== Interface Preferences =====
  
-The Interface Preferences are used to customize the behavior of the RTW user interface as well as setting default values for the RTW RMDS (RFA) engine dialog boxes.+The Interface Preferences are used to customize the behavior of the RTW user interface as well as setting default values for the RTW Netfeed ​engine dialog boxes.
  
 Select **Vistasource -> Settings -> Interface Preferences** to display the RTW Preferences dialog box.  Select **Vistasource -> Settings -> Interface Preferences** to display the RTW Preferences dialog box. 
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 ==== Default Service ==== ==== Default Service ====
    
-Set the default subscribe ​and publish services ​for the RTW Netfeed engine. The selected subscribe service will automatically be the default service in the Quote dialog boxes. The selected publish service will automatically be the default service in the Publish dialog box.+Set the default subscribe ​service ​for the RTW Netfeed engine. The selected subscribe service will automatically be the default service in the Quote dialog boxes.
  
 ===== Stop/​Restart Engines ===== ===== Stop/​Restart Engines =====
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 <​note>​The location of the **Pause Data** and **Resume Data** buttons depends on your version of Microsoft Excel. In Microsoft Excel 2007 they are located on the left side of the Vistasource tab of the Excel Ribbon. In versions prior to Microsoft Excel 2007, the buttons are located on a separate command bar under the menu bar.</​note>​ <​note>​The location of the **Pause Data** and **Resume Data** buttons depends on your version of Microsoft Excel. In Microsoft Excel 2007 they are located on the left side of the Vistasource tab of the Excel Ribbon. In versions prior to Microsoft Excel 2007, the buttons are located on a separate command bar under the menu bar.</​note>​
    
-==== Updates ====+===== Updates ​=====
  
 Select **Vistasource -> Updates** to display the various update options which let you alter the flow of real-time data without closing the engine. You can pause and resume your data flow, and set the update rate according to your needs. You can choose to have the data updated as it changes, manually update your data, or select various intervals including custom intervals for automatic updates. Internally, this sets the Excel application option RTD.ThrottleInterval. ​ Select **Vistasource -> Updates** to display the various update options which let you alter the flow of real-time data without closing the engine. You can pause and resume your data flow, and set the update rate according to your needs. You can choose to have the data updated as it changes, manually update your data, or select various intervals including custom intervals for automatic updates. Internally, this sets the Excel application option RTD.ThrottleInterval. ​
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 Select **Vistasource -> Updates -> Rate -> Custom Interval** to define a custom interval between updates. Custom intervals are measured in seconds. Select **Vistasource -> Updates -> Rate -> Custom Interval** to define a custom interval between updates. Custom intervals are measured in seconds.
  
-==== Monitor Watch List ====+===== Monitor Watch List =====
    
 Select **Vistasource -> Info -> Monitor Watch List** to display the RTW Monitor Watch List dialog box. This dialog shows the records and fields you are currently subscribed to.  Select **Vistasource -> Info -> Monitor Watch List** to display the RTW Monitor Watch List dialog box. This dialog shows the records and fields you are currently subscribed to. 
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-==== Record Info ==== +===== Record Info ===== 
 Select **Vistasource -> Info -> Record Info** to view the current values of all valid fields (FIDs) for a given record (RIC) from any available DDS (Data Distribution Server) such as MARKETFEED. In case several engines are installed, you can access all available engines from a single Record Information dialog box.  Select **Vistasource -> Info -> Record Info** to view the current values of all valid fields (FIDs) for a given record (RIC) from any available DDS (Data Distribution Server) such as MARKETFEED. In case several engines are installed, you can access all available engines from a single Record Information dialog box.