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bobzacaria
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bobzacaria 2010.10.16 05:50 

Hello,

 

I'm working on my EA with no prior experience in MQL5. Could you please advize on how to use account information (i.e. account #, account name, account trade mode) to protect my EA. Also, can I use the account number as the EA Magicnumber? I'll have many questions in the area of mone management and will appreciate your cooperation. I attached below the cose I'm using for your comment and help.

 

 //---- input parameters

LONG_VALUE        Account_Number                     // Account Number
string                   Account_Name                       // AccountName
LONG_VALUE        AccountLeverage                    // AccountLeverage

nanobot
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nanobot 2010.10.17 21:10  

Use the CAccountInfo class to declare an instance of the account info object.. you must include the definition of the class:

#include <Trade\AccountInfo.mqh>

//---- correct input declaration

input long        Account_Number                     // Account Number
input string      Account_Name                       // AccountName
input long        Account_Leverage                   // AccountLeverage 

CAccountInfo MyAccount;

//---- getting info

long account_number = MyAccount.Login();

string account_name = MyAccount.Name();

long account_leverage = MyAccount.Leverage();

//---- security code here...

Then compare these values to the input values or do it directly bypassing the use of local variables.

About using the account number as magic number: yes you can.

Documentation on MQL5: Standard Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Environment State / Account Properties
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Standard Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Environment State / Account Properties - Documentation on MQL5
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