Starting MT4 from command line with out user?

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Jim Whitfield
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Jim Whitfield  

I am wanting to do some backtesting using data that is not from my broker and I want to start MT4 from a command line to do unattended runs. However, each time MT4 starts it asks for a log in. Normally I can cancel the login and run the backtesting as I like, but if I run MT4/backtesting from a command line it will ask me for a login and I have to attend MT4 start up so I can to hit the cancel button. Is there a way of logging in a "no connection" state to run the back test? Or is there a way that I can prevent over writing my already stored data?

For detail of running from a command line see the MT4 Help/Help Topics > Userguide. In the User guide look at: Tools/Configuration at startup

In the tab, one can see how to use the command line to start the MT4 with user login and how to run the EA.

I want to drive my back testing from a script (windows 7 Powershell).

thanks for any help.

William Roeder
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William Roeder  

However, each time MT4 starts it asks for a log in

auto login: options -> servers -> keep personal settings.


Is there a way of logging in a "no connection" state

set a non-existent proxy

Jim Whitfield
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Jim Whitfield  
WHRoeder:

auto login: options -> servers -> keep personal settings.


set a non-existent proxy


Wow thanks. I set up the non-existent proxy and copied the historical data from my other 'live' proxy files. I can now see the data.

Then I did start a live account from my broker. I then deselected the "keep personal settings" button. I then reset the server option (Tools> options> Server) to the non-existent folder.

Now it all works.

Thanks so much, I would have taken a long time to figure this out.

Jim

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