AmiBroker Plugin Known Issues

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 10/11 on ARM - incompatibility with early versions

This note is the result of testing the Norgate Data plugin for AmiBroker on a Mac M1 machine running the Insider Preview of Windows 10/11 on ARM using Parallels Desktop v17.

Windows 10/11 on ARM aims to provide backwards-compatibility for x86 and x64 applications like AmiBoker and NDU.

Early versions of Windows 10/11 on ARM did not appear to support OLE (Object Linking and Embedding), which is used by both AmiBroker and the Norgate Data plugin for AmiBroker. The issue presents itself by way of AmiBroker crashing and exiting to the desktop when trying to create a new database in AmiBroker.

As of January 2022, this no longer appears to be an issue when using macOS Monterey 10.2, Windows 11 on ARM v22538.1010 and Parallels Desktop v17.11 (51537). It is recommended that you update macOS, Windows 11 on ARM, and Parallels Desktop to these versions (or higher) in order to ensure compatibility.