There are 3 different types of alerts generated by the software and these are "Customer Defined Alert", "Plugin Defined Alert", and Internally Defined Alert".
Internally Defined Alerts:
These are the alerts that are generated by the pre-programmed indicator sequences. There are hundreds of these pre-programmed into the software. This can be disabled in the scanner settings. Open the scanner settings for the trading platform you are using and find the "Exclude internally defined sequences" field, and set it to "True" or "Yes", depending on which trading platform you are using. Changing it to "True" or "Yes" will disable these pre-programmed sequences and you will no longer receive alerts for them.
In this example below of an Internally Defined Alert, we have a long sequence of 99, and 30. We see the local time on the far left 14:15:05. The time and date the sequence was triggered on. This is an Internally defined Alert, Long. The instrument is the NZDUSD. It happened on the M1 chart. Bar -1 is the SOS 99 and Bar -2 is the SOS 30.
Customer Defined Alerts:
These are the alerts that customers can create or edit in the CustomSetups.vsa file. To open this file use the Notepad program included with Windows. There is an example on how to create them provided at the top of the text file. Follow those instructions to create or edit your own sequences.
In this example below of a Customer Defined Alert, we have a long sequence of 91, 23, and 21. We see the local time on the far left, the time and date of the bar the alert happened on. It is a Customer defined Alert, Long (SOS). The instrument is the CADJPY. It happened on the M1 chart. Bar -1 is the SOS 91, Bar -2 is the SOS 23, and Bar 3 is SOS 21.
Plugin Defined Alerts:
These are the alerts generated by the "List of indicators to scan" in the scanner settings. There are a few indicators already included and you may add or remove other VSA indicator numbers. All regular numbers (non-negative) are the green SOS (Sign of Strength) indicators. All negative numbers are the red SOW (Sign of Weakness) indicators. There has to be a semicolon between each indicator number, no spaces, and the line has to terminate (end) with a semicolon.
In the example below of a Plugin Defined Alert, we have a Short SOW 58 indicator. We see the local time on the far left, the time and date of the bar the alert happened on. It is a plugin defined alert that is short (SOW), the instrument GBPUSD, it happened on the M1 chart, Bar -1. The indicator is a SOW -58.