Heiken Ashi close price in an EA

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tommythecat
16
tommythecat  

I am at my wits end trying to figure this out. 

I want to generate a buy or sell signal based on the close price of the last Heiken ashi bar. If the most recent bar close is higher than the previous bar, I want to generate a comment that says "buy", and a "sell" comment for the inverse.

I am using the iCustom function. I think I am specifying the correct index buffer in the parameters.

When I run the code the comment never changes from "Sell". I assume that is because my "sell" comment is the last line of code in my EA.

My suspicion is that my code does not specify the bar close and my if statements aren't doing anything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

void OnTick()
 { 
 string signal ="";
 double HA = iCustom (NULL, 0, "Examples\\Heikin Ashi", 0, 1);
 double HAPrev = iCustom (NULL, 0, "Examples\\Heikin Ashi", 0, 2);
 
 if (HA>HAPrev);
 {
 signal ="Buy";
 }
 if (HA<HAPrev);
 {
 signal ="Sell";
 }
 Comment ("The signal is: ", signal);
 }
 
paul selvan
627
paul selvan  
if (HA>HAPrev)
 {
 signal ="Buy";
 }
 if (HA<HAPrev)
 {
 signal ="Sell";
 }
William Roeder
20208
William Roeder  
double HA = iCustom (NULL, 0, "Examples\\Heikin Ashi", 0, 1);
Verify that you actually have a "<dataFolder>\MQL4\Indicator\Examples\Heiken Ashi.ex4" There won't be unless you put it there.
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tommythecat
16
tommythecat  
William Roeder:
Verify that you actually have a "<dataFolder>\MQL4\Indicator\Examples\Heiken Ashi.ex4" There won't be unless you put it there.
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Thank you for your reply. The file pathway was indeed incorrect. I corrected it and there is no change in running the code.
tommythecat
16
tommythecat  
paul selvan:
Not sure if I'm missing something? Did you change my code? Can't see any difference.
William Roeder
20208
William Roeder  
double HA = iCustom (NULL, 0, "Examples\\Heikin Ashi", 0, 1);
 double HAPrev = iCustom (NULL, 0, "Examples\\Heikin Ashi", 0, 2);
You want the close price. Buffer zero is not. Always encapsulate your iCustom calls.
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tommythecat
16
tommythecat  
William Roeder:
You want the close price. Buffer zero is not. Always encapsulate your iCustom calls.
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Buffer zero is not the close price? I will go and study what encapsulation means now. It turns out that programming is hard. Thank you again for your replies.
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