AmiBroker Plugin Known Issues

Compatibility with AmiBroker v6.20.0

The Norgate Data Plugin is NOT compatible with AmiBroker v6.20.0. There was a bug in the initial release of AmiBroker v6.20.0 which was promptly fixed by the AmiBroker developers.

The Plugin does work with v6.20.1 (the current Official Release) which was made available on February 17, 2017 and can be downloaded from www.amibroker.com/members.

MAINT in AmiBroker causes the active symbol to change

As reported to us by some AmiBroker users, an issue exists in AmiBroker relating to Norgate database maintenance.

If database maintenance involves a symbol being added to, or removed from, the AmiBroker database, the active symbol for an open chart may change to a different symbol (usually an adjacent one), requiring you to re-navigate to the desired symbol.

Similarly, the symbols in Watch Lists and Favourites may appear to have become scrambled. This can be rectified by selecting another list and then re-selecting the original list.

This issue was thought to have been resolved with the beta release of the 64-bit version of AmiBroker v6.21. However, it still gets reported to us from time to time. We do not know what factor those users who see the issue have in common.

Windows 10 for ARM (June 2021)

This note is the result of testing the Norgate Data plugin for AmiBroker on a Mac M1 machine running the Insider Preview of Windows 10 for ARM via Parallels.

Windows 10 for ARM aims to provide backwards-compatibility for x86 and x64 applications like AmiBoker and NDU. But that effort appears to be still a work in progress.

In particular, Windows 10 for ARM doesn't appear to support OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) which is used by both AmiBroker and the Norgate Data plugin for AmiBroker.

The end result is that the plugin's "database maintenance" routine for AmiBroker cannot run.

This is an essential part of the operation and therefore the Norgate Data Updater is not compatible with AmiBroker on Windows 10 for ARM.