Data request failed: insufficient information to process 3rd party symbol – Tradestation Error

Are you trying to import Ascii files into Tradestation? Here is how you solve this issue in Tradestation:

  1. Go to the data directory and find the .DOP file for that data file
  2. Open the DOP file with Notepad.
  3. Change the text in the file to DATE, TIME, OPEN, HIGH, LOW, CLOSE, VOLUME
  4. Click on File – Save As
  5. Change the ”Save as type” to ”All files (*.*)”
  6. Change the Encoding from ”Unicode” to ”ANSI”
  7. Click Save

Hopefully, this resolved the issue.

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