Custom TimeFrame



I would like to know whether it is possible to test other timeframe at the strategy tester, currently the default settings for user to select are M1, M5, M15, M30, 1H, 4H 1Wk & 1 MTH. I can use a previod converter script to open a 1M chart from the offline chart to create a chart of other timeframe I wanted, let say 10 mins. But can we loaded this 10mins chart to the strategy tester for testing, any configure.ini file etc can be modified to add custom timeframe to the strategy tester..

Please Help.


William Roeder
William Roeder  
I copied this from a discussion elsewhere on CRB (constant Range Bars)


1) go to the c:\Program Files\MetaTrader\history folder. You should
see subfolders with trading servers feeds.
2) make a new subfolder with the name CRB
3) go to one of your trading servers folders ( folder should be in history\xxxx_server) and copy the following files into
history\CRB folder:
- symbols.raw
- symbols.sel
- symgroups.raw
- ticks.raw
- 1 min data, e.g. EURUSD1.hst, GBPUSD1.hst, USDCHF1.hst, etc
4) start metatrader and manually log in into account but write CRB in
the server field, off course there will be no conection.
5) restart metatrader to clean its preloaded data (you should see
Waiting for update on all charts except 1 min.
6) drop CRB script on 1 min chart but now select a standard TimeFrame
to generate, for example 5 min.
7) Now you can backtest.
#6 was the indicator to generate the CRB history