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Overweight
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Overweight  

Where is the best place to put this code?

Now I put in the OnTick() function but if disconnected(internet) calling OnTick() does not occur!

Which function mql4 call every 1 second?


if(!IsConnected(){

     Print("No connection!");
}


Fernando Carreiro
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Fernando Carreiro  
fatbody: Where is the best place to put this code? Now I put in the OnTick() function but if disconnected(internet) calling OnTick() does not occur!Which function mql4 call every 1 second?

Only during Trade operations will it make sense to call that function as an extra verification step!

During the rest of the time, the fact that the OnTick() event is being called, already means that it IS connected, so you don't have to check that function!

Overweight
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Overweight  

I want to start and initialize EA from the beginning when disconnected(internet) and re-connected.

So, Which function can I use and where?

Lars Rompe
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Lars Rompe  
fatbody:

I want to start and initialize EA from the beginning when disconnected(internet) and re-connected.

So, Which function can I use and where?


In case you are programming a script, I would take

void OnStart()


Otherwise the Event for starting the terminal would be 

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Drazen Penic
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Drazen Penic  

You might call IsConnected() in event handlers for the timer and chart events (OnTimer() and OnChartEvent())

Those events can trigger even if there is no tick.

Of course, this depends on your application needs.

Overweight
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Overweight  

I need to stop the EA whenever it is disconnected and after the connection is restarted from OnInit().

If the interrupt occurs, the EA will fail.

which system function call whenever no internet connection?

William Roeder
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William Roeder  
fatbody: If the interrupt occurs, the EA will fail.

which system function call whenever no internet connection?

  1. Why would it fail? It's the same thing as no new tick.
  2. Perhaps you should read the manual.
              IsConnected - Checkup - MQL4 Reference

    Remember, it takes more than 30 seconds before the network times out and the disconnection is even recognized. Unless the terminal can't reconnect, you're not even going to see it.

Carl Schreiber
Moderator
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Carl Schreiber  

To me IsConnected() is one of the most stupid function of mt4 - in mt5 TerminalInfoInteger(TERMINAL_CONNECTED).

It is completely meaningless in OnTick() as this function is called only if the terminal is connected so an EA just cannot know whether the terminal is connected (just no to ticks) or not.

And even after the connection was re-established there is no e.g. error-code or a hint in a different version e.g. date time of the last re-connection and the duration of the disconnection.

So to catch disconnection you have to use OnTimer() and do you own checks while a good system should provide such very important information.

I once wrote this to the service desk and suggested that the terminal should just provide an access to the date/time of last ping and the previous ping, that would allow an EA to determine a posteriori somehow a disconnection (assuming that the terminal checks the connection via pings): We have not intention...

fajuzi
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fajuzi  
Io uso questo per controllare che il mio terminale sia connesso e funzionante a casa, ma da solo, non si può aggiungere niente nella funzione OnTick.
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