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Piotr 2013.09.10 16:56 

Exactly I need every informations about the cuurent Symbol() of MT4 in spreadsheet.

Using MarketInfo() function I need it's value in Excel or Libre Office Calc cells.

For example:

(excel) A1 = (mt4) MarketInfo(Symbol(),MODE_SPREAD)

(excel) A2 = (mt4) MarketInfo(Symbol(), MODE_MARGINREQUIRED)

(excel) A3 = (mt4) MarketInfo(Symbol(), MODE_TICKVALUE)

... is this possible in real time? & HOW TO...? any external library or the other way?

Ian Flanagan
Ian Flanagan 2013.09.10 17:59  

I do this with DDE.. in MT4, Options>Server and check 'Enable DDE server'

You can export these

BID request: = MT4|BID!USDCHF
ASK request: = MT4|ASK!USDCHF
LOW request: = MT4|LOW!USDCHF

It's a bit complex but I use VBA to calculate the figures you mention.

jamc666 2013.09.10 18:57  

Activate DDE server on your MT4 Options,

then open the sample .XLS file that is provided in the main MT4 install directory ...

There you have realtime feed into Excel. Can't be any easier

Ian Flanagan
Ian Flanagan 2013.09.11 02:52  

Most things can be calculated from the bid and ask, but other things (like swap) need to be exported from MT4 to a .csv file, which Excel can read. Luckily these things don't change in real time.

If you know how to use VBA I can send you my exporting script to save you some time.

Florent 2015.03.05 19:34  

Hello MQL4 community, I'm looking for Lite coin, Peer coin and Name coin historical data from FXOpen. DDE server is activated but the only files I found are .hst file (i.e. LTCUSD1440.hst) in this directory but Notepad cannot read it :

Program Files/MetaTrader ECN - FXOpen/history/FXOpen-ECN Demo Server/ 

I've search in all directory but I'm unable to find csv file, can someone help please ? 


EDIT : the is DDE-Sample.xls but there is no data in Excel 

Carl Schreiber
Carl Schreiber 2015.03.05 21:41  

1) You could have done a bit more searching here there a newer threads about DDE

2) In LibreOffice the grammar is different but working as far as I remember (Win 7,64 b600+)

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