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Importing reeaaally simple data to backtest

Hi everyone! Fairly new to this platform and am loving it so far. I've currently got a working live algorithm that scrapes from a popular website. I've collected all the past data from this site and have a very simple csv file with 2 columns; the date, and whether I should long or short the stock. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to how I can easily create a backtestable algorithm with this data? Thanks in advance!

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Hi Vaughn,

Welcome to QuantConnect! I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying using our platform!

If you could put your CSV file into a Dropbox, importing the custom data can be easily done in QuantConnect using the Download() method. The Download method downloads a URL and returns it as a string as below.

# remember to add the &dl=1 to trigger a download
file = self.Download("https://www.dropbox.com?....&dl=1")

Please check out the Importing Custom Data documentation section for more details.I hope this helps!

Xin

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