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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, e.g. for Quick Quotes. For RTSHARE users, the Interface Preferences dialog includes an RTSHARE tab for default_server.

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 components, such as RTSHARE and/or the engines RMDS (RFA), RMDS (SFC), Bloomberg, Netfeed, and WebData.

Interface preferences are stored in a text file called preferences. This file can be read in any text editor, such as Notepad or Wordpad. The file location in Windows 7:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Vistasource\RTW\preferences.
In Windows XP:
%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Vistasource\RTW\preferences.

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.

RTSHARE Tab

The RTSHARE tab contains the option Default Server.

Default Server

Set the default server for RTSHARE. The selected server will automatically entered in the Server field in the RTSHARE Insert and Request dialog boxes as well as in the Server field in the RTSHARE Admin Window when accessed on a RTSHARE Client machine..