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Data Update

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The Data Update button is located next to the Commodity Chooser button in your Main toolbar. Click on this button to open the data download program.

Before opening a new Data Download, Track 'n Trade 5.0 will check for product updates. If an update is available you will be notified and given a window to choose "Yes" or "No" on the update. It is recommended that you install each update as it becomes available. After you are finished with the program update, you will be returned to your Data Download window.

If the data update does not begin automatically, click on "Begin" to start the data update. A window will appear when the data update is completed. Click on OK and exit out of the Data Download window to return to Track 'n Trade 5.0.


A firewall is a piece of software or hardware that protects your computer from being accessed by other people on the Internet. A firewall only allows basic types of Internet and network communications. But it keeps you safe and is important to have.

In order to speed up the downloading process, Track 'n Trade 5.0's does not use conventional means to download data. Because of this, Track 'n Trade 5.0 may encounter problems downloading through the firewall. It may appear that the downloader is idle for a long period of time and then it will display an error stating it could not find the server. This is because the firewall does not allow the server to send the new data to your computer.

Track 'n Trade 5.0 has a feature to allow for both standard and non-standard methods for downloading data. The standard method uses Port 80 which is accepted by most firewalls as regular traffic, but this method is slower. The non-standard method uses Port 60184 and will need to have an exception made in order for this method to work with a firewall; this method is much faster than Port 80 in downloading data.

Configuring Track 'n Trade 5.0 for Firewalls:

1. Click on the Data Update button from the Main toolbar to start.

2. Click on the button located in the far right called "Options."

3. If you are working with a firewall, select "Port 80" and then click the "OK" button.

4. Close Data Download, then restart by clicking on the "Data Updates" button.