Bet Angel - Automation : Using Automation Signals

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Dallas
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Tue May 17, 2016 7:51 pm

Setting a Signal
On the "General Tab" you will see two new rule types, the first is

"Set / Modify a Signal Only"
This will allow you to set/modify/clear a signal when your selected conditions have been met but without any other action being performed, ie set a signal name and value when the odds of the 2nd fav trade below 3.0

(Alternatively you can choose to set a signal each time an existing rule type you might be using is triggered, ie when a back bet is triggered it sets a unique signal name with a value or when a green all selections rule triggers that sets its own unique signal name and value - to set a signal in this way see 'Signal' tab in next post).

A signal can be set for either an individual selection or the whole market.

The 2nd new rule type you will see is

"Clear all Signals from Market and Selections"
This allows you to quickly clear all signals currently set regardless of their name and value for the whole market.

*if you have set multiple signals with different names and values and wish to clear only signals with a certain name or value from either a selection or the market then you can use "Set / Modify a Signal Only" to perform this type of task.
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Tue May 17, 2016 7:56 pm

Signal Tab

The rules editor now has a new "Signal" Tab where you can choose the action (task) of signal you want to set for a single selection or the market, this is also where you name and assign any values for that signal if applicable. This is optional, there is no obligation to use signals on any rules; only use them were they add value to your Automation.
Below is a brief description of the Signal Actions you can use.

Set Signal
Allows you give the signal a unique name and value (any name & value can be used which allows you to set unlimited amount of signals)
For example: if you had two separate back rules one placing £5 bets the other placing £10 bets and wanted to set a signal each time one is triggered you could name the signal for the £5 bets "back5" and the signal for £10 bets "back10"

Clear signal
Used if you wanted to clear a named signal.

Clear all Signals for Selection / Market
Used to clear all named signals currently set on the selection or market.

Increment Signal Value
When this action is triggered, the value of the named signal is increased by 1. If the signal had not previously been set, then it will be initialised with the value of 1 the first time this action is triggered. This is useful as a counter on the selection (or the market as a whole).
For example: If you named a signal "back" and used Increment signal value the first time it triggered the signal “back” would have the value of 1, the next time it would change to a value of 2, then 3 and so on...

Decrement Signal Value
This works the same way as above except each time a signal is set the value is decreased by -1. If the signal had not previously been set, then it will be initialised with the value of -1 the first time this action is triggered.

NB. At the bottom of the tab you will see "Note signal changes in the market log" it is advisable to always have this ticked when setting up any rule as it will make it very easy to see if a specific signal is performing correctly or not from the information in your log
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Tue May 17, 2016 7:58 pm

Conditions

The conditions list now contains three new conditions which will test/check if a Signal name and value has or has NOT been set before allowing the rule to trigger.

Signal Set Condition
Will check to see if a signal name has or has NOT been set with a value (of any number). Note: When a signal is cleared, it is then considered to be NOT set.

Signal Value Condition
This condition is to check if the value of the named signal is less than, greater than or equal to a specified value.

Signal Changed condition
This condition will check to see if the value of the named signal has changed during the specified time period. Note: The creation of a signal will be considered as a ‘change’. When a signal is cleared, the time it was last changed is also cleared; it is reset to a state as if the named signal had never existed.
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Tue May 17, 2016 7:59 pm

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The name of the signal set must match exactly what you enter in the conditions area so always using lower or upper case reduces the risk of simple mistakes like setting a signal name as "Odds" and having a condition look for a signal named "odds".

Although you can set a signal using any name and value, we recommend that you use a name that relates to the purpose of the signal as it makes things easier to track when viewing the log file - if you were setting a signal each time a "green all selections" rule was triggered and was in profit using a name like "green+" or "gas+" will help you identify immediately what it relates to.

When creating or modifying any rule always have the "Note signal changes in market log" ticked so you can refer to the log to ensure that a signal is working correctly.

When first using signalling start off simple and by adding them into existing rules while you familiarise yourself with the various options - building an over complex system full of numerous signals and values just for the sake of it may result in some or all of it not working correctly simply due to a basic conflict which will be hard to locate. Consider mapping out your rules and signals on paper before implementing them – it’ll help visualise the logic and the most efficient way to use the signals to add the extra control you require.

To help users get started with using Signals a number of example automation files have been added to the shared files library, the opening post of this thread contains links to all those files which use Signals
viewtopic.php?f=43&t=11238

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Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:20 pm

Just browsing through and wanted to say "thank you" to Dallas for this post and his great posts in general.

It's brilliant to see such a great contribution in such a forum.

I know that others thank you along the way, but wanted to add to that.

Cheers.

Tim

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Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:07 pm

Hi, I would like to utilise an automation bot in the over 2.5 goal markets, which would place a back bet at set odds-only if an early goal is scored (within 20 min) and then green up following a second goal provided that around 50% of liability is achieved.
As a newbie I was hoping to adapt the o/u signal automation file kindly submitted by Dallas in 2015, but the newer version will not upload it-presumably because automation signalling revision was a major aspect for the upgrade.
I know I'm lazy but would be very grateful for any suggestions or hints on automation files for the latest BA version that I could play around with to test this strategy.

A tall order...?

Regards

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Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:10 pm

If you pop any questions about automation files (including replies to this) onto the end of the thread it relates to it makes it easier for myself or someone else to answer better.

Also all the rules avalible in the shared files library will work in the latest version of BA V1.44 so if your running that version they should import and work ok

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Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:24 pm

Signals can also be used to send messages to yourself. Every automation I write opens with a step called "Identify". This does nothing except set a signal and output it to the log. The name of the signal is always the name of the automation file I am running. That way when I look at the logs later on, I know which automation I was running against that particular market.

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Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:25 pm

Is it possible for somebody to do a video regarding these signals as I don't have the foggiest what they mean when explained in writing?

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Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:32 pm

vladilyich wrote:Is it possible for somebody to do a video regarding these signals as I don't have the foggiest what they mean when explained in writing?
This thread might help a little more untill a video is done which shows signals being used step by step on the well known Lay the field rule
viewtopic.php?f=43&t=11943

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