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ZCI-FX
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ZCI-FX  
Hi Guys please help me i would like my system to trade only between 7am-5pm. how do i work with this coding. the person that made it for me does not respond anymore.

string  separator1          =  "------ GMT Trading Days ------";
      int     ppi_GMT_Offset = 0;//Your Broker Trade Server time offset relativly to GMT
input int     ppi_Sunday     = 0;
input int     ppi_Monday     = 1;
input int     ppi_Tuesday    = 1;
input int     ppi_Wednesday  = 1;
input int     ppi_Thursday   = 1;
input int     ppi_Friday     = 1;
input int     ppi_Saturday   = 0;

input bool    pb_TradeSession1        = true;//Enable trade in session1
input int     pi_StartHoursSession1   = 0;//Trade session  1 start hours,trade server time 
input int     pi_StartMinutesSession1 = 5;//Trade session  1 start minutes,trade server time 
input int     pi_StopHoursSession1    = 23;//Trade session 1 stop hours,trade server time 
input int     pi_StopMinutesSession1  = 59;//Trade session  1 stop minutes,trade server time 

input bool    pb_TradeSession2        = false;//Enable trade in session2
input int     pi_StartHoursSession2   = 16;//Trade session 2 start hours,trade server time 
input int     pi_StartMinutesSession2 = 20;//Trade session  2 start minutes,trade server time 
input int     pi_StopHoursSession2    = 0;//Trade session 2 stop hours,trade server time 
input int     pi_StopMinutesSession2  = 0;//Trade session  2 stop minutes,trade server time 

//+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
      string  separator2                 =  "------ GMT Trading Hours ------";
      string  pps_StartTimeMon               = "00:00";
      string  pps_StopTimeMon                = "23:00";

      string  pps_StartTimeTue               = "00:00";
      string  pps_StopTimeTue                = "23:00";

      string  pps_StartTimeWed               = "00:00";
      string  pps_StopTimeWed                = "23:00";

      string  pps_StartTimeThu               = "00:00";
      string  pps_StopTimeThu                = "23:00";

      string  pps_StartTimeFri               = "00:00";
      string  pps_StopTimeFri                = "23:00";

      string  pps_StartTimeSat               = "00:00";
      string  pps_StopTimeSat                = "23:00";

      string  pps_StartTimeSun               = "00:00";
      string  pps_StopTimeSun                = "23:00";
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
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//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
William Roeder
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William Roeder  
ZCI-FX: i would like my system to trade only between 7am-5pm. how do i work with this coding.
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  3. input bool    pb_TradeSession1        = true;//Enable trade in session1
    input int     pi_StartHoursSession1   = 0;//Trade session  1 start hours,trade server time 
    input int     pi_StartMinutesSession1 = 5;//Trade session  1 start minutes,trade server time 
    input int     pi_StopHoursSession1    = 23;//Trade session 1 stop hours,trade server time 
    input int     pi_StopMinutesSession1  = 59;//Trade session  1 stop minutes,trade server time 
    All you've posted are inputs. If a trading times function has been implemented, just change the values to what you want. Otherwise, you have only four choices:
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VikMorroHun
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First, I'd follow William Roeder's requests (remove duplicate post, etc.) Then I'd simply use his morninghours/afternoonhours code from 2011 found on the previous page. Of course it needs a little tweaking to make it work in MQL5. Something like changing the Hour() functions to TimeHourMQL4() found here.

ZCI-FX:
Hi Guys please help me i would like my system to trade only between 7am-5pm. how do i work with this coding. the person that made it for me does not respond anymore.

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Ivo Bieleveldt
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Ivo Bieleveldt  
I wrote this function.
bool goodtimetotrade()
  {

   string badtimes[] = {"08:16-10:30","15:25-16:15"};
   string sep="-";
   ushort u_sep=StringGetCharacter(sep,0);
   string result[];
   int size = ArraySize(badtimes);

   int time=TimeLocal();

   for(int i=0; i<size; i++)
     {

      StringSplit(badtimes[i],u_sep,result);
      int timefrom = StrToTime(result[0]);
      int timeto = StrToTime(result[1]);
      if(time>timefrom && time<timeto)
        {
         return false;   // not a good time
        }
     }

  return true;   // time is fine


  }
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ENharry
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ENharry  
I_Need_Money:

This is currently working as expected. If is outside this time range the EA does not trade.
if((Hour()<=StartTime || Hour()>EndTime))return(0); //Preferd Trading Hours

From an older EA, which I believed tested successfully but is not working.
if((Hour()<=7 || Hour()>=10) || (Hour()<=14 || Hour()>=18))return(0); //Prefer Trading Hours

Any Ideas why the second option is not working?

I am assuming I can configure & test the following, but was looking for a cleaner solution.
if(Hour()==7 || Hour()==8 || Hour()==9 || Hour()==10 || Hour()==14 || Hour()==15 || Hour()==16 || Hour()==17 || Hour()==18)return(0); //Prefer Trading Hours

Thank you.


I'm decades late to this chain but I wondered the same thing and saw @Simon Gniadkowski's function which works for a single time frame. With a little tweak it works for the 2 time frames letting the user specify. Just tested it with the EA I'm building.


bool AllowTradesByTime(int Start_Time, int Finish_Time, int Start_Time2, int Finish_Time2)
   {
      datetime Current_Time = TimeHour(TimeCurrent());
      if (Start_Time == 0) Start_Time = 24; if (Finish_Time == 0) Finish_Time = 24; if (Current_Time == 0) Current_Time = 24;
      if (Start_Time2 == 0) Start_Time2 = 24; if (Finish_Time2 == 0) Finish_Time2 = 24; if (Current_Time == 0) Current_Time = 24;
      
      if (Start_Time < Finish_Time && Start_Time2 < Finish_Time2)
         if ((Current_Time < Start_Time) || (Current_Time >= Finish_Time && Current_Time < Start_Time2) || (Current_Time >= Finish_Time2)) return(false);
         
      if (Start_Time > Finish_Time && Start_Time2 > Finish_Time2)
         if ((Current_Time < Start_Time) || (Current_Time >= Finish_Time && Current_Time < Start_Time2) || (Current_Time >= Finish_Time2)) return(false);
         
      return(true);
   }