Is there a way to get the start date of the fxt-tester-file?
If I start a backtest I see in the journal:
2015.02.22 21:02:00.775 TestGenerator: symbol EURUSD period 1 model 0 from 2011.11.06 to 2015.02.06
Is there a way to check in OnInit() whether the start-date of the EA (Time) is too close to the "Use-Date From:.." in the case I need to set some indicators and values by prior bars?
Tester start at the same date than indicated in the tester, unless there is indication style: if( Bars < 500 ) return(0); in an indicator or in an EA.
othewise the tester start with 1000 Bars,
Just code some object LABEL whitch show those indications
As I created the fxt-files myself and set them write-protect your a.m. suggestions will not work in my case I guess.
But I see in the journal-tab the fist and last date so I had a little hope to get these values inside an EA.
Of course I can find a way with the hard coded begin-date - but I'd like to avoid this.
Look at that whroeder, it's a back test in M1, start date in tester is 3 February
I have this line in the EA but it do not matter :
if(Bars < 550 ) return(0);
For a multi-time frame EA I use only m1. From there I 'fill' the needed amount of bars to start trading.
Now I wanted to have a test whether the highest timeframe (e.g. D1) still has enough m1 bars before the trading starts:
e.g. I nee 100 bars => 100*1440 => 144000 minute bars.
Due to the weekends (no bars but lots of seconds) I can't just calculate Time-144000*60 :(
I found this solution
datetime tmeStart = iTime(NULL,PERIOD_M1, iBarShift(NULL,PERIOD_M1,iTime(NULL,PERIOD_D1,100)));
if ( tmeStart == 0 ) return( INIT_PARAMETERS_INCORRECT );
If now this tmeStart is before the first date of the data I get 0.
For real-time chart this is not required!
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