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Baumann Andrea
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Baumann Andrea  

Hi

In order to properly find out if my pending order is executed i try to exactly understand how it works:

So i find out I can place a pending order (trade_action_pending) then i get result.deal=0 result.order=12345678

order.result ist the order ticketnumber right? now here comes the first question: will this number  ever change - i asume no.


When i do a deal (trade_action_deal) i get result.deal 87654321 result.order 12345678 this happens because a deal makes

a order first but immediately will be executed to a deal. So the deal-ticket is result.deal right ??


In the History i can see there is status for orders canceled/filed. so i assume this is what i want to know in order to be sure

what happens with my order - is there some OrderGetState() ore something ??


Now there are also Positions with a ticket-number of an order and this is where i lose ground. 

and there is also : PositionGetInteger(POSITION_IDENTIFIER)

witch looks like the order-number to me.



So long story short: 

1) what are positions

2) is the order-number the Master ID to look up when searching true orders deals and history 


 thank you :)

Baumann Andrea
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Baumann Andrea  

OK solved the first part of the puzzle:


HistoryOrderSelect(myOrderNr);   

Print(HistoryOrderGetInteger(myOrderNr)); //0=Pending 2=Deleted 4=Executed

Now when the Order is executed - how do i get its dealnumber?

PositionSelectByTicket(myOrderNr) and (POSITION_TICKET or POSITION_IDENTIFIER) give me the OrderNumber again

How to get the dealnumber when i know the ordernumber ??


Thanx

Carl Schreiber
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Carl Schreiber  
The MagicNumber is your reference (the ticket is the reference of the broker). So what if you define specific Magics and search them?
Baumann Andrea
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Baumann Andrea  

Thanks but does not change on my problem:

i place order and i know ordernumber.

OnTrade() i cheque if order is executed, pending or deleted - works fine.


if executed, i would like to fined out if still in market or closed by sl or tp. 

i anderstand that i can get order proppertis, but there is no enum for inmarket

ore closed?? and i do not understand how i get access to deals history without

dealnumber witch i do not have at this moment. I do not know where to lookup for.


so the basic question is how to find out if position is still open or closed...

Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
Zar88:

Thanks but does not change on my problem:

i place order and i know ordernumber.

OnTrade() i cheque if order is executed, pending or deleted - works fine.


if executed, i would like to fined out if still in market or closed by sl or tp. 

i anderstand that i can get order proppertis, but there is no enum for inmarket

ore closed?? and i do not understand how i get access to deals history without

dealnumber witch i do not have at this moment. I do not know where to lookup for.


so the basic question is how to find out if position is still open or closed...

That's 2 different things. You don't need to know about deals if you want to know if a position is still open.

To check if position is still open : you have an order ticket, that will give you a position ticket, then just use PositionSelectByTicket().

To get deals from an order/position, use HistorySelect() or HistorySelectByPosition(), then loop through all deals (from 0 to HistoryDealsTotal()-1) and select the deal(s) you want.

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