Query Current Price Action

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TheForexGamer
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TheForexGamer  

Is it possible to query the current moving price action, and not just the OHLC?

I tried: 

MathAbs (Price[0] - Price[1].close > 0.0002) 

It doesnt work because I have no OHLC on the Price[0].

I also tried:

MathAbs ((PositionGetDouble (POSITION_PRICE_CURRENT) - PriceDataTable[1].open) > 0.00002) 

... but this just stopped all my trades

Is there a way to query current price action?

Thanking you in advance

Fernando Carreiro
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Fernando Carreiro  
TheForexGamer:

Is it possible to query the current moving price action, and not just the OHLC?

I tried: 

It doesnt work because I have no OHLC on the Price[0].

I also tried:

... but this just stopped all my trades

Is there a way to query current price action?

Thanking you in advance

You are mixing "apples" with "orranges"! You do not seem to be understanding the underlying data structures and processes and the required coding, so I would suggest you do more research by reading the documentation or maybe a book on MQL5 programming ...

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Sergey Golubev, 2017.09.16 05:48

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Marco vd Heijden
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Marco vd Heijden  

Well there are other good books as well.

But then this would turn into an advertisement campaign.

Fernando Carreiro
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Fernando Carreiro  
Marco vd Heijden: Well there are other good books as well. But then this would turn into an advertisement campaign.
Yes, that is why I used a "pocket" to direct to the "Something Interesting to Read" thread with other such books (as per the Instructions given to me by a moderator). I use this one as reference, because this is the one I read back in the day, so it is the only one I can vouch for.
TheForexGamer
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TheForexGamer  

I realise the things above dont work (the first one i knew wouldn't work but did it as an example to explain what im trying to do), the second was a guess.


What about:

MqlTick  m_tick;

double last_price = m_tick.last;

SymbolInfoTick(_Symbol,m_tick);

then:

MathAbs((m_tick.last - PriceDataTable[1].close) > 0.0007)


I came here to be pointed in the right direction really. I have tried learning by reading books but i find the best way is to set myself a project and then learn the bits i need to make the project work. So if someone could give some tips or syntax to look at (that would take me to where i want to go), I would appreciate that..

TheForexGamer
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TheForexGamer  

...although that book does sound good!

Fernando Carreiro
4760
Fernando Carreiro  
TheForexGamer: I realise the things above dont work (the first one i knew wouldn't work but did it as an example to explain what im trying to do), the second was a guess.

What about:

MqlTick  m_tick;

double last_price = m_tick.last;

SymbolInfoTick(_Symbol,m_tick);

then:

MathAbs((m_tick.last - PriceDataTable[1].close) > 0.0007)

I came here to be pointed in the right direction really. I have tried learning by reading books but i find the best way is to set myself a project and then learn the bits i need to make the project work. So if someone could give some tips or syntax to look at (that would take me to where i want to go), I would appreciate that..

In order for us to help, you have to show more of your code or else we will not be able to understand the context of your question.

For example, we have no idea what are those variables "Price[]" or "PriceDataTable[]". How are they defined? How are they populated with data? etc.

Without some context and just showing two or three lines of code, is like you show us a car-key and asking us to show you how to drive your car.

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