When we set forward test, the strategy tester will start with backtesting first.
Once backtesting is done, the strategy tester will start forward testing with some of the successful passes from backtesting.
However some cases I would like to see forward testing results for all the passes regardless of their performance in backtesting.
Is this option available in the metatrader 5 ?
It would be nice if we have such a option.
As stated at https://www.metatrader5.com/en/terminal/help/testing, if the number of best runs is less than 256, the additional best runs will be taken for forward testing until their number reaches 256, and if the number of all runs is less than 256, all of them will take part in forward testing.
So the forward test is done just with the backtesting best results or best runs, as stated by MQ.Anyway, I see a workaround to do this. Just create a Custom Max formula to select the 256 best runs you want. Of course, this is not exactly what you need, but at least is a way to you control the forward test selection.