How to determine the first H4 bar of the day ?

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JoDax
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JoDax  

Hi all, how can I determine the first H4 bar of the day ?

I'm trading on H4 timeframe and need to analyze some indicators at the first H4 bar of the day.


Help is appreciated.

JoDax.

Marius Ovidiu Sunzuiana
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Marius Ovidiu Sunzuiana  
JoDax:

Hi all, how can I determine the first H4 bar of the day ?

I'm trading on H4 timeframe and need to analyze some indicators at the first H4 bar of the day.


Help is appreciated.

JoDax.

you must use PERIOD_H4  chart property in iTime function and specify a bar index 

William Roeder
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William Roeder  
JoDax: how can I determine the first H4 bar of the day ?

The time of the bar will be the same as the date.

if( Time[i] == date(Time[i]) ) …

          Find bar of the same time one day ago - Simple Trading Strategies - MQL4 programming forum

The above fails on brokers that have a single 4 hour bar on Sunday.

int i = iBarShift(_Symbol, _Period, date() );
JoDax
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JoDax  

To be more specific, here's what I've tried:

1) I have the index (Idx) of the current H4 bar. In order to determine the start time of the current Day:

datetime v_StartDayTime = iTime(Symbol(), PERIOD_D1, Idx);


2) Now if I try to find the corresponding index of H4 bar for v_StartDayTime:

int v_Idx_H4 = iBarShift(Symbol(), PERIOD_H4, v_StartDayTime);


3) Print the Time[v_Idx_H4 ]  , but there's no H4 bar for this time

William Roeder
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William Roeder  
JoDax: To be more specific, here's what I've tried:

1) I have the index (Idx) of the current H4 bar. In order to determine the start time of the current Day:

datetime v_StartDayTime = iTime(Symbol(), PERIOD_D1, Idx);

  1. The index of the H4 bar can not be used as the index of the D1 bar. You are mixing apples and oranges.

  2. On MT4: Unless the current chart is that specific pair/TF referenced, you must handle 4066/4073 errors before accessing candle values.
              Download history in MQL4 EA - Forex Calendar - MQL4 programming forum - Page 3 #26 № 4

    The function linked to, opens a hidden chart for the symbol/TF in question (if not already open,) thus updating history, and temporarily placing the symbol on Market Watch (if not already there,) so SymbolInfoDouble(symbol, SYMBOL_BID) or MarketInfo(symbol, MODE_BID) don't also return zero on the first call.

JoDax
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JoDax  
You didn't answer my question: given a H4 candle how do I determine the first H4 candle of that day ?
William Roeder
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William Roeder  
JoDax: You didn't answer my question: given a H4 candle how do I determine the first H4 candle of that day ?

I did answer that in #2 and gave two different solutions.

JoDax
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JoDax  
Thanks.
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