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I'm testing a strategy that works with multiple assets. When I try to click on a trade that was not made on the main instrument, my chart switches:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yCqyql_uVvVm0Kbi6TitDCLheckN1M7c/view?usp=sharing
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Cone8
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WAS: Has my bar scale changed on Run Backtest on external symbol?
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I watched the video, but the bar scale did not change - it was 60 minutes before and after.

However, the symbol changed for the 1-symbol backtest. Strategy runs for the new symbol. That's by design.

I'd agree it would be optimal for an "external symbol scenario" to act as if it were a Portfolio Backtest, where, when you click on a symbol, you see the that symbol charted with its trades without running a new backtest.

Let's see what Glitch thinks about it.

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Cone,

You wrote that this behavior was intended by the developers. For what?
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Cone8
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It's so that you can test the Strategy on another symbol just by entering it or clicking on it in the Data tree. It's the most common experience for most strategies and users. The fact that it runs on secondary symbol when clicking on an external symbol trade in the Positions view is just a fallout of that.

The question for Glitch is:
Could you please make a Single Symbol Backtest that trades an external symbol work like a Multi Symbol backtest when you click on a trade in the Positions view?
Specifically,
1. don't change the symbol in Strategy Settings,
2. don't run another Single Symbol Backtest,
3. load/show the current trades for the external symbol in the chart
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Glitch8
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We should have a #FeatureRequest for this, it’s not some quick change, would be a bit involved.
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Cone8
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Done - add your vote here -
https://www.wealth-lab.com/Discussion/View-Positions-in-Chart-for-External-Symbols-in-a-Single-Symbol-Backtest-10463
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