I want to write e little script which needs the first bar of the chart (Eurusd m1) it is attached to.
Naively I use (mql5) iTime:
datetime tOne = iTime(_Symbol,_Period,0);
But what I see is the last timestamp of Friday.
If I use 100000 (instead of 0) I get 1970.01.01 00:00:00
If I use TERMINAL_MAXBARS I get 2018.09.14 23:46:00 and TERMINAL_MAXBARS = 11??
Beside this I see the Eurusd-chart for m1 going back to 2018.06.01 23:38
What can I do?
It is the weekend, so the last timestamp can only be Friday
I want the first bar that I can navigate to, in my case 2018.06.01 23:38. In mq5 bar 0 is the latest bar so the minute the market closed last Friday, but I don't need this date.
If I enter it manually I get it:
int iB = iBarShift(_Symbol,_Period,D'2018.06.01 23:39');
datetime tOne = iTime(_Symbol,_Period,iB);
Comment("t1 ",tOne," tMax: ",TERMINAL_MAXBARS," iB ",iB);
This puts 2018.06.01 23:39 on the chart.
So how can I get this moment without entering it manually with D'2018. ...'?
Sorry, I don't think that I read and understood your first post correctly.
This seems to give me the correct time.
datetime tOne = iTime(_Symbol,_Period,iBars(_Symbol,_Period)-1);