Next Timeframe

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Kenneth Jenney
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Kenneth Jenney  
I need a function to calculate the next timeframe up from the current chart. So if I'm trading on a 30 tf I'd want it to return 60. Thanks.
Philippe
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Philippe  

Let's have a look at :

int Period( )

Returns the amount of minutes determining the used period (chart timeframe).

PERIOD_M1 1 1 minute.
PERIOD_M5 5 5 minutes.
PERIOD_M15 15 15 minutes.
PERIOD_M30 30 30 minutes.
PERIOD_H1 60 1 hour.
PERIOD_H4 240 4 hour.
PERIOD_D1 1440 Daily.
PERIOD_W1 10080 Weekly.
PERIOD_MN1 43200 Monthly.
0 (zero) 0 Timeframe used on the chart.

Kenneth Jenney
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Kenneth Jenney  
And how would I use this valuable information to formulate a function?
Kenneth Jenney
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Kenneth Jenney  

This is what I've got so far:


int Test()
{
int TimeFrames[9] = { 1,5,15,30,60,240,1440,10080,43200 };
for(int i=0; i<=9; i++)
if(TimeFrames[i]==Period()) return(TimeFrames[i+1]);
}

Kenneth Jenney
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Kenneth Jenney  

And this is correct....


I appreciate the info but please read the question before replying. Knowledge of Period() does not preclude a knowledge of arrays and conditional statements. I asked hoping that their was a built-in array for timeframes.

Jay
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Jay  

hey,

I modified your code a little:

int Test()
{
int TimeFrames[10] = { 1,5,15,30,60,240,1440,10080,43200,43200 };
for(int i=0; i<9; i++)

if( TimeFrames[i] == Period() ) return(TimeFrames[i+1]);
}

The above should do what you asked for. I dont know what you would like to return above the monthly timeframe, I put the same number (monthly) as the next one - you may change it according to your needs...

thank you

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Kenneth Jenney
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Kenneth Jenney  
Thanks Automated. I didn't even think about the monthly. I just changed the next number to 0 since there is nothing higher than monthly; same premise.
Kenneth Kaane
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Kenneth Kaane  
//+---------------------------------------------------------------------+
//| subGetNextTimeFrame function - returns the next timeframe           |
//+---------------------------------------------------------------------+
int subGetNextTimeFrame()
{
   int TimeFrames[9] = { 1,5,15,30,60,240,1440,10080,43200 };
   int CurrentTimeIndex = ArrayBsearch(TimeFrames,_Period,8,0,MODE_ASCEND);
   return((ENUM_TIMEFRAMES) TimeFrames[CurrentTimeIndex+1]);
}

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