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How do I get reports using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)?

Many Internet browsers allow you to establish FTP sessions, and most operating systems (for example, Windows NT, Windows 2003, etc.) have built-in applications. The Symbol Directory, NASDAQ-100 Index or NASDAQ Biotechnology Index data can be obtained—as a text file—on a daily basis using any of these programs and standard instructions are as follows:

Using a Web Browser

In the "Address Entry" field, type in

  1. No login is required.
  2. Press "Enter".
  3. The list of available files will appear. The file name itself is the link for the download.
  4. Click on the directory link of choice.
  5. Click on the file and the file contents will appear.
  6. Select the menu item "File", and then "Save As".
  7. Change the file name, if desired, and click "Close".
If your browser or FTP utility software does prompt for a password, here are the instructions:
  1. Select "Anonymous" as the user.
  2. Enter in "guest" as the password.

What are the minimum browser requirements for viewing the Trader site?

This Web site is best viewed with Internet Explorer 6.x, Internet Explorer 7.x and 1024 x 768 monitor resolution.

How do I read the download files on this website?

Download files can be one of the following types:

  • pipe-delimited text (.txt) format files;
  • comma-delimited text (.txt or .csv) format files;
  • fixed width text (.txt) format files; and
  • self-extracting ZIP (.exe) files that expand into pipe-delimited text format files.
Unless otherwise indicated, most of the text files available for download are in pipe-delimited format.

To expand the ZIP files:

  1. When prompted by the browser, save the file to a directory you will remember.
  2. After the file has been saved, open Windows Explorer and find the file that was saved.
  3. Double click on the ZIP file to start the expansion process.
  4. When the WinZIP Self-Extractor dialog box appears, on the left click on the Extract All Files link.
  5. When the Extraction Wizzard appears, click Next.
  6. Browse to a folder where you want to extract the files or type in the directory. Please note you should choose a directory you will remember such as your desktop. Click Next
  7. A dialog box will appear when the extraction is complete. The Show Extracted Files box is checked as the default. Leave this box checked and click Finish.
  8. Exit from the WinZIP Self-Extractor.

To download the text download files (files with .txt or .csv extension):

  1. A page will appear with pipe-delimited ( | ) text, comma-delimited text, or fixed width text.
  2. This information will need to be saved to your computer. Select File from the menu bar, then the Save As...
  3. Within the Save As dialog box, save the file in a directory that you will remember.
  4. You can now import the data into a spreadsheet or database. The MS Excel Wizard is an excellent way to see the data in a spreadsheet. When importing the text file into MS Excel, select delimited if the text file is either a pipe- or comma-delimited text format file, or select fixed width if the text file is a fixed width text format file.

Printing Instructions

There are two options to print web pages on this website:

  • Set your page margins (both left and right margins) to .25 inch or less. Page margins settings are located in the "Page Setup" option (from your browser's menu bar, go to "File" and then to "Page Setup"). You should only need to set your page margins once; or


  • Set your page orientation to "landscape". In Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, the page orientation setting is located in the "Page Setup" option (from your browser's menu bar, go to "File" and then to "Page Setup").   Due to the quantity of data on some pages, these pages can only be printed in "landscape" orientation.