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Interface Preferences

The Interface Preferences dialog can be used to customize the behavior of the RTW user interface as well as setting default values for the RTW engine dialog boxes.

Select Vistasource → Settings → Interface Preferences to display the RTW Preferences dialog box. This dialog box contains a generic preference tab as well as tabs representing the installed and licensed engines, e.g. RMDS (RFA), RMDS (SFC), Bloomberg, Netfeed, and WebData. Within these tabs, defaults can be selected for the user interface dialogs such as Quick Quote.

For Windows 7 users: The preferences are stored in a file which RTW will read when it starts. The preferences file is %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Vistasource\RTW\preferences and can be read in any text editor, such as Notepad or Wordpad.
For Windows XP users: The preferences are stored in a file which RTW will read when it starts. The preferences file is %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Vistasource\RTW\preferences and can be read in any text editor, such as Notepad or Wordpad.

Generic Tab

On the Generic tab, you can select the options Build Formulas as Arrays and Don’t show splash screen on startup.

Build Formulas as Arrays

When this option is on, all Quote dialog boxes will create array formulas by default.

The wrapper function PARSE_DATA is used to work around RTD’s array formula limitation. See RTW Functions for more information.
Don't show splash screen on startup

Turn this option on to suppress the Vistasource RTW splash screen when you launch Microsoft® Excel. The option is off by default.

RMDS (RFA) Tab

The RMDS (RFA) tab contains option Default Service.

Default Service

Set the default subscribe and publish services for the RTW RMDS (RFA) 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.

RMDS (SFC) Tab

The RMDS (SFC) tab contains the option Default Service.

Default Service

Set the default subscribe and publish services for the RTW RMDS (SFC) 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.

Bloomberg Tab

The Bloomberg tab contains the options Default Service and Field List.

Default Service

Set the default subscribe record type for the RTW Bloomberg engine. The selected record type will automatically be the default record type in any dialog box that includes an option for selecting record type. The Bloomberg-specific values are TICKER, TCM, TICKERX, CUSIP, CUSIP8, CUSIPX, EUROCLR, ISMA, SEDOL1, SEDOL2, CEDEL, WERTP, RGA, ISIN, DUTCH, VALOREN, FRENCH, COMNUM, JAPAN, BELG, DENMRK, AUSTRIA, LUXEMBRG, SWEDEN, NORWAY, ITALY, JNCOMNUM, SPAIN, FIRMID, MISC, AIBD, CINS, SCM, STCM, TICKERDIV, CLIENTPORT, TCA.

Field List

Set the field name display option for dialog boxes. Choose “Mnemonics first” to show short field names first, e.g. ASK (Ask Price). Choose “Description first” to show long field names first, e.g. Ask Price (ASK).

Netfeed Tab

The Netfeed tab contains the option Default Service.

Default Service

Set the default subscribe service for the RTW Netfeed engine. The selected service will automatically be the default service in any dialog box that has a field for selecting services.

WebData Tab

The WebData tab contains the option Default Service.

Default Service

Set the default subscribe service for the RTW WebData engine. The selected service will automatically be the default service in any dialog box that has a field for selecting services.