What is the best way to download the Advanced Backtester?


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Welcome.  This Community is pretty much dead even though a few of us check in from time to time.  You should have received a contact person when you signed up who is supposed to help you.  Under "Download Software" there are quick start guides.  Under "Tips and Tricks" there are step by step guides.  The software does update the database from the beginning and can take time.  I have not have the error message so you probably need to check with your contact person.  Please note that the software can operate in multiple modes, internet and local.  The following is my personal preference and others may do it differently.  I use internet mode for scanning.  This mode does NOT involved downloading the database.  It connects directly to Zacks and streams the data.  I use local mode for backtesting.  This is the mode that downloads the database to your computer.  I tried backtesting in internet mode but the results were horrible, slow and unstable.  In local mode backtesting can be done rapidly.  If you have not yet done so, please check out the quick start guides as they explain the basics well!  

Norman


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