I've created an EA for an indicator in the marketplace. Since the indicator needs to be loaded manually onto the strategy tester chart sub window in order to work, it won't trade if it is run alone in the tester. The validation check returns the error that no trades were made. In order to try and get around that, the EA opens a trade at the first tick and closes it again on the second tick when run in the strategy tester, but it still doesn't get validated and the same error occur. Anyone knows how to solve this issue?
Thanks a lot in advance.
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Maxim Kuznetsov , 2018.12.07 08:47
I suspect that the EA is simply written in the old style, with the functions start () instead of OnTick ()
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You have to embed the necessary indicator as a resource to the EA.
Then it's included in the ex4 file and can be used with the regular iCustom requests.
So your trading logic will get the necessary data and the EA will execute its trades.
Thank you for your suggestion Daniel, however the iCustom function is not used nor relevant in the EA algorithm.
The EA does execute a single trade in the strategy tester when started, that's why I don't understand the error I get after trying to validate it:
test on EURUSD,H1
there are no trading operations
test on NZDUSD,H1
test on GBPUSDcheck,M30
test on XAUUSDcheck,Daily
//Simulation starts here
//check if margin is available
//margin for one lot
//margin for min lot
//Simulation ends here