Problem with MT4 Account History

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parham.trader
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parham.trader  

Hi friends,

Hope you're doing great,

Today I faced with a very special issue regarding the Account History of the MT4. I've written an EA and now I'm testing its operation on a demo account on real time. Within my EA code, I've written a procedure to save the details of the order with the info I need about any order in a CSV file. As I compare the closed orders saved on my file with the Account History of the MT4, I found out that some of the closed orders that are saved on my CSV files are not included in the Account History that I downloaded from the MT4 Account History tab of the MT4. (I've already updated the history to include all existing orders by right click on it and choose the "All History" in the Account History tab). 

Now I wonder how is it possible to have such an issue. Your kind participation with this discussion is highly appreciated.

With my best regards,

Mehmet Bastem
2041
Mehmet Bastem  
parham.trader:

Hi friends,

Hope you're doing great,

Today I faced with a very special issue regarding the Account History of the MT4. I've written an EA and now I'm testing its operation on a demo account on real time. Within my EA code, I've written a procedure to save the details of the order with the info I need about any order in a CSV file. As I compare the closed orders saved on my file with the Account History of the MT4, I found out that some of the closed orders that are saved on my CSV files are not included in the Account History that I downloaded from the MT4 Account History tab of the MT4. (I've already updated the history to include all existing orders by right click on it and choose the "All History" in the Account History tab). 

Now I wonder how is it possible to have such an issue. Your kind participation with this discussion is highly appreciated.

With my best regards,

please add this code your experts.

the code load list all history

//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
//|                                               WindowsMessage.mq4 |
//|                        Copyright 2018, MetaQuotes Software Corp. |
//|                                             https://www.mql5.com |
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
#property copyright "Copyright 2018, MetaQuotes Software Corp."
#property link      "https://www.haskayabilgi.com"
#property version   "1.00"
#property strict


//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
//| Script program start function                                    |
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
// 33058 ALL HISTORY // 33054 GRAFİĞİ KAYDET
 // 33058 - All History, 33057 - Last 3 Months, 33063 - Last Month
   //#define MT4_WMCMD_ALL_HISTORY 33058
   //#define MT4_WMCMD_3_MONTHS 33057
   //#define MT4_WMCMD_LAST_MONTH 33063
#include <WinUser32.mqh>
#import "user32.dll"
  int    GetAncestor(int, int);
#import
 #define GA_ROOT 2
   // https://forum.mql4.com/ru/14463/page5#401551
   #define MT4_WMCMD_ALL_HISTORY 33058
void OnStart()
  {
//---
  
   int      main = GetAncestor(WindowHandle(Symbol(), Period()), GA_ROOT);
   PostMessageA(main, WM_COMMAND, MT4_WMCMD_ALL_HISTORY, 0);
   
}

parham.trader
690
parham.trader  
Mehmet Bastem:

please add this code your experts.

the code load list all history

Thank you so much for your guidance,

I didn't get should I add it to my EA or create a new Script and add the above mentioned code to the Script and then execute it on MT4?

Is it an MT4 bug that can not load all trade history thoroughly or it is related to a setting issue that should be solved by myself?

Thanking in advance for your kind guidance

William Roeder
21911
William Roeder  
parham.trader: Is it an MT4 bug that can not load all trade history thoroughly or it is related to a setting issue that should be solved by myself?
  1. The code is the same as you selecting Account History tab, right click, All History click. Nothing more.

  2. It takes time to download history, you need to return and wait at least 5 seconds, before continuing. Do not call it every tick.

  3. You get whatever your broker sends. Nothing to do with MT4, nothing to do with settings.

  4. Do not assume history is ordered by date, it's not.
              Could EA Really Live By Order_History Alone? (ubzen) - MQL4 and MetaTrader 4 - MQL4 programming forum
              Count how many lost orders from the last profit order - MQL4 and MetaTrader 4 - MQL4 programming forum

  5. Mehmet Bastem: please add this code your experts.
    //+------------------------------------------------------------------+
    //|                                               WindowsMessage.mq4 |
    //|                        Copyright 2018, MetaQuotes Software Corp. |
    //|                                             https://www.mql5.com |
    //+------------------------------------------------------------------+
    #property copyright "Copyright 2018, MetaQuotes Software Corp."
    #property link      "https://www.haskayabilgi.com"
    Please remove your copywrite from my code.
              Order History sort by closing date - Indices - MQL4 and MetaTrader 4 - MQL4 programming forum
Mehmet Bastem
2041
Mehmet Bastem  
whroeder1:
  1. The code is the same as you selecting Account History tab, right click, All History click. Nothing more.

  2. It takes time to download history, you need to return and wait at least 5 seconds, before continuing. Do not call it every tick.

  3. You get whatever your broker sends. Nothing to do with MT4, nothing to do with settings.

  4. Do not assume history is ordered by date, it's not.
              Could EA Really Live By Order_History Alone? (ubzen) - MQL4 and MetaTrader 4 - MQL4 programming forum
              Count how many lost orders from the last profit order - MQL4 and MetaTrader 4 - MQL4 programming forum

  5. Please remove your copywrite from my code.
              Order History sort by closing date - Indices - MQL4 and MetaTrader 4 - MQL4 programming forum
https://forum.mql4.com/ru/14463/page5#401551
parham.trader
690
parham.trader  
William Roeder:
  1. The code is the same as you selecting Account History tab, right click, All History click. Nothing more.

  2. It takes time to download history, you need to return and wait at least 5 seconds, before continuing. Do not call it every tick.

Is there any way to find out whether the script downloaded All History ? because I want to save ALL HISTORY in a CSV file so it would be important for me to be assure that all history is downloaded thoroughly.

The only solution I found is to use sleep(20000) and then continue but it does not seem to be a logical remedy because the procedure of downloading all orders history might take even longer than 20 seconds.

Thanking in advance for your kind guidance;

William Roeder
21911
William Roeder  
parham.trader: Is there any way to find out whether the script downloaded All History 

The script does not download any history. All it does change the setting — same as what you already said you did.

The terminal downloads whatever the broker sends. That may be limited by the broker despite what the documentation says.
          Account History - Terminal - User Interface - MetaTrader 4 Help @Context Menu

When the next tick arrives, you have whatever you have.

parham.trader
690
parham.trader  
William Roeder:

The script does not download any history. All it does change the setting — same as what you already said you did.

The terminal downloads whatever the broker sends. That may be limited by the broker despite what the documentation says.
          Account History - Terminal - User Interface - MetaTrader 4 Help @Context Menu

When the next tick arrives, you have whatever you have.

Thank you for your help,

But when I use the above-mentioned code (or even when I do it manually), it takes about 40 seconds for MT4 to show ALL trade history in the "account History" tab which means that there are so many ticks coming in but the setting is not changed until passing about 40 seconds.

parham.trader
690
parham.trader  
parham.trader:

Is there any way to find out whether the script downloaded All History ? because I want to save ALL HISTORY in a CSV file so it would be important for me to be assure that all history is downloaded thoroughly.

The only solution I found is to use sleep(20000) and then continue but it does not seem to be a logical remedy because the procedure of downloading all orders history might take even longer than 20 seconds.

Thanking in advance for your kind guidance;

No idea ?

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