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2013.03.29 11:55

Demo_FileFlush - script for MetaTrader 5

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When writing to a file, the data may be actually found there only after some time. To save the data in the file instantly, use the FileFlush() function. If the function is not used, part of the data that has not been stored in the disk yet, will be forcibly written there only when the file is closed using the FileClose() function.

The script in the loop gets the current Bid and Ask prices data and calls the FileWrite() function to write them. At each 128 iteration the FileFlush() function is called for the forced reset of pre-written data to disk.


//--- show the window of input parameters when launching the script
#property script_show_inputs
//--- file name for writing
input string InpFileName="example.csv"; // file name
//| Script program start function                                    |
void OnStart()
//--- reset error value
//--- open the file
   int file_handle=FileOpen(InpFileName,FILE_READ|FILE_WRITE|FILE_CSV);
      //--- write data to the file
      for(int i=0;i<1000;i++)
         //--- call write function
         //--- save data on the disk at each 128th iteration
         if((i & 127)==127)
            //--- now, data will be located in the file and will not be lost in case of a critical error
            PrintFormat("i = %d, OK",i);
         //--- 0.01 second pause
      //--- close the file
      PrintFormat("Error, code = %d",GetLastError());

Translated from Russian by MetaQuotes Software Corp.
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