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Problems using StrToTime, doesn't include CurrentDay - How to refer to a specific time for the current day

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Andrew
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Andrew  

Hi folks,

I've got a signal indi which refers to each session open, and then flashes red or green, based on whether price is below or above the session open.

Eg; trading during the Asian session, my MT4 platform time is Time[i] = 3:30 and the Tokyo Session started at 3:00.

I've got each session as an external string:

extern string   sydney   = "2:00",

              tokyo    = "3:00",

                frankfurt= "9:00",

                london   = "10:00",

                newyork  = "15:00"; 

At the moment to call up the high of the opening 5 minute bar (5m timeframe chart) and the low of the first 5m bar I'm using:

if(Time[i]>=StrToTime(tokyo) && Time[i]<StrToTime(frankfurt))    // if we're within the Asian Session 

Price>iHigh(NULL,0,iBarShift(NULL,0,StrToTime(tokyo))) // for the highest price

and

Price<iLow(NULL,0,iBarShift(NULL,0,StrToTime(tokyo))) // for the lowest price

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For some reason MT4 doesn't always co-operate, and uses iHigh and iLow prices that I wouldn't expect, either from the previous day's Tokyo Open 3:00 or another random time to look up the iHigh and iLow, does anyone have any suggestions where I could include StrToTime(session) and CurrentDay() (or "most recent (session)"?

Any help greatly appreciated!

Cheers,

Andrew 

qjol
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qjol  

already told you

iBarShift is wrong you have to use iHighest and iLowest

something like that: (i didn't tested it)

int Shift_Start_Tokyo = iBarShift(Symbol(), Period(), StrToTime(tokyo));
int Shift_Tokyo_Highest = iHighest(Symbol(), Period(), MODE_HIGH, Shift_Start_Tokyo);
double Price_High_Tokyo = iHigh(Symbol(), Period(), Shift_Tokyo_Highest);
Andrew
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Andrew  
qjol:

already told you

iBarShift is wrong you have to use iHighest and iLowest

something like that: (i didn't tested it)


Hi qjol,

I appreciate your answering my forum queries, but they haven't helped, and as you've mentioned your suggestions are untested.

You've not suggested how or where I use iHighest or iLowest, I've tried them in place of iHigh and iLow and it did not work.

qjol
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qjol  
of course i didn't fixed your code i just gave the idea, and i left something for you too
Andrew
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Andrew  
qjol:
of course i didn't fixed your code i just gave the idea, and i left something for you too


Hi qjol, I aks on MQL4/forum because I've exhausted all of my attempts at searching the mql4 site, I've tried all of the options; high, ihighest, iHigh etc..

I think the answer might lie in using TimeHour that I've seen in another indicator, I'll keep trying. 

qjol
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qjol  

remember, most of the time it's the code

i'll try to check it later

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