Compiling while testing

Ernest Klokow
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Ernest Klokow  

What happens when you have a back test running in the MT4 tester and you compile the EA after some changes had been made while the EA is still running?

Will it immediately adopt the new changes or will it run on the previous version, and I have to stop the run and start from scratch?

I have noticed before that when I have an EA running on live data, and I compile new changes, the EA immediately seems to adapt to the new compiled version. I want to know if this is also true when back testing.

Brian Dee - Random Trader
1757
Brian Dee - Random Trader  

> the EA immediately seems to adapt to the new compiled version

yes

> I want to know if this is also true when back testing.

no

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Ernest Klokow
1450
Ernest Klokow  
BarrowBoy:

> the EA immediately seems to adapt to the new compiled version

yes

> I want to know if this is also true when back testing.

no

-BB-



Thanks!
William Roeder
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William Roeder  
Also remember that if you change the EAs externals and restart the test, those changes will NOT be picked up. You need to click expert properties.
Brian Dee - Random Trader
1757
Brian Dee - Random Trader  

> You need to click expert properties

and click 'Reset' to be certain

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