Sporadic glitch in Tester for Build 1730

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Anthony Garot
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Anthony Garot  

AccountInfoDouble(ACCOUNT_EQUITY) returns 0.0.

This occurs maybe 50% of the time. The rest of the time it returns 10000, which is the value I set in the tester.

The same EA functions as I would expect on build 1643. That is, I cannot get AccountInfoDouble(ACCOUNT_EQUITY) to return 0.0 no matter how many times I run the tester.

I uninstalled MT5, then reinstalled—same issue.

I then installed build 1502, which I found lying around in the forum. Much like build 1643, it works as expected. I am fairly certain this is new to 1730.

The issue happens pretty quickly. I added some code to OnInit():

        double equity = AccountInfoDouble(ACCOUNT_EQUITY);
        Print(StringFormat("ACCOUNT_EQUITY [%G]", equity));
        if ( equity <= 0.0 )
        {
                Print("ACCOUNT_EQUITY is $0");
                ExpertRemove();
                return INIT_FAILED;
        }

As I said, it dies maybe half of the time.

Can anyone tell me how this value is determined internally?

Any thoughts?

Anthony Garot
1843
Anthony Garot  

Attaching two log files.

OK.log is under normal operation, what I would expect to happen.

FAILED.log occurs when the issue described above happens.

Both log files are, as far as I can see, exactly the same until the issue occurs. In fact, line 11 of both files shows that the Tester initial deposit is the same in both cases, $10,000; however, line 114 shows that ACCOUNT_EQUITY is $0 in the failed case.

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Additional note: when the failure occurs, the values of Balance, Equity, and Free Margin for the tester are $0. (see attached image) This shows immediately when the "Strategy Tester Visualization" window opens.

Files:
OK.log 56 kb
FAILED.log 14 kb
Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
Anthony Garot:

Attaching two log files.

OK.log is under normal operation, what I would expect to happen.

FAILED.log occurs when the issue described above happens.

Both log files are, as far as I can see, exactly the same until the issue occurs. In fact, line 11 of both files shows that the Tester initial deposit is the same in both cases, $10,000; however, line 114 shows that ACCOUNT_EQUITY is $0 in the failed case.

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Additional note: when the failure occurs, the values of Balance, Equity, and Free Margin for the tester are $0. (see attached image) This shows immediately when the "Strategy Tester Visualization" window opens.

I would suggest you to try without tester.tpl

Anyway that seems a bug and you should report it to Metaquotes ServiceDesk.

Anthony Garot
1843
Anthony Garot  
Alain Verleyen:

I would suggest you to try without tester.tpl

Anyway that seems a bug and you should report it to Metaquotes ServiceDesk.

Tried it w/ new Tester.tpl, and without any Tester.tpl. Issue still occurred.

I will contact the service desk.

Anthony Garot
1843
Anthony Garot  
FYI - This sporadic glitch seems to be gone with build 1745.
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