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Indicator calls with DDE

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Aaronsebaronse
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Aaronsebaronse 2013.06.01 15:49 
Just a quick question. Does anyone know of a way to make indicator calls through a DDE link? Say for example i wanted an RSI value from an MT4/5 chart, is there a way to call it into excel using DDE... as opposed to having to construct it with historical data? 
Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2013.06.01 16:38  
Aaronsebaronse:
Just a quick question. Does anyone know of a way to make indicator calls through a DDE link? Say for example i wanted an RSI value from an MT4/5 chart, is there a way to call it into excel using DDE... as opposed to having to construct it with historical data? 
I don't think it's possible to use DDE with MT5. You can export your data's to a file and read them from Excel.
Aaronsebaronse
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Aaronsebaronse 2013.06.01 17:16  

Cheers angevoyageur,

Yes it seems to be the case, sadly. DDE seems to be restricted to bid/ask/high/low/time. I trawled through several hundred forum pages to find it out (god, talk about a wild goose chase). I also drew a blank trying to find a VBA method to parse the live DDE into OHLC tables. Losing the will to live frankly with that one. 

Alexander Piechotta
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Alexander Piechotta 2013.06.02 21:01  
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Aaronsebaronse
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Aaronsebaronse 2013.06.03 12:23  
FinGeR:

It is possible with additional extensions.

https://www.mql5.com/en/code/1246
https://www.mql5.com/en/articles/27

Thanks FinGer, i'll have a look at those, much appreciated.

All the best. 

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