# Question about Daily Highs and Lows

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Is there a way to get the day, ( Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday ) of a previous daily candle?  Able to get date and time.  Trying to figure out the day.

Thanks!

Moderator
8169

Yes;

Try TimeDayOfWeek(); and iTime(...

23

I use iTime to find date and time.  But as far as DayOfWeek() goes, it only seems to work for the current candle.

Thanks!

Moderator
8169

`int Day=TimeDayOfWeek(iTime(_Symbol,_Period,bar));`

Bar number specifies the candle so bar 0 is current candle, bar 1 is last Day (if PERIOD_D1) and etc.

`TimeDayOfWeek() not DayOfWeek() that is another function...`

Alternatively you could use:

```struct MqlDateTime
{
int year;           // Year
int mon;            // Month
int day;            // Day
int hour;           // Hour
int min;            // Minutes
int sec;            // Seconds
int day_of_week;    // Day of week (0-Sunday, 1-Monday, ... ,6-Saturday)
int day_of_year;    // Day number of the year (January 1st is assigned the number value of zero)
};```
See Here and Here
TimeDayOfWeek - Date and Time - MQL4 Reference
• docs.mql4.com
TimeDayOfWeek - Date and Time - MQL4 Reference
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TimeDayOfWeek(), works.

``` int DT = TimeDayOfWeek(dT);

switch(DT)  //
{
case 1: f="MONDAY";    break;
case 2: f="TUESDAY";   break;
case 3: f="WEDNESDAY"; break;
case 4: f="THURSDAY";  break;
case 5: f="FRIDAY";    break;
case 6: f="SATURDAY";  break;
case 0: f="SUNDAY";    break;
}```
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Thank You!
Moderator
8169

The other function is actually MQL5

So you can spot the small differences between.

```//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
//| Returns the name of the day of the week                          |
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
string DayOfWeek(const datetime time)
{
MqlDateTime dt;
string day="";
TimeToStruct(time,dt);
switch(dt.day_of_week)
{
case 0: day=EnumToString(SUNDAY);
break;
case 1: day=EnumToString(MONDAY);
break;
case 2: day=EnumToString(TUESDAY);
break;
case 3: day=EnumToString(WEDNESDAY);
break;
case 4: day=EnumToString(THURSDAY);
break;
case 5: day=EnumToString(FRIDAY);
break;
default:day=EnumToString(SATURDAY);
break;
}
//---
return day;
} ```
If you add this i think it should work on MQL4 too.