Saving a virtual snapshot of a 5-minute chart (not template, not screenshot)

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kiikek
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kiikek  

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if it's possible to save a virtual snapshot of a chart?
For example, say I want to save today's (September 8, 2020) 5-minute chart including all price and time data of every 5-minute candle, so that I'll be able to open up MT4 sometime in the year 2022 and

- browse around the chart

- move around the chart

- draw objects on the chart

- see all the trades I did

as if it was today?


Since most MT4 brokers delete their 5-minute data after a couple of months, saving a template with objects of today is no solution because in a couple of months, the broker won't have the 5-minute chart data of today. This isn't a problem for Daily (D1) charts, as most brokers have daily chart data reaching back many years.

Is there a way  to manually save chart data and then have it displayed? That way, I could start to create a personal database of daily 5-minute charts.
Or any other solution?


William Roeder
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William Roeder  
  1. You don't need a "virtual chart."
              The XY Problem

  2. Set Maximum Bars in History to 99999999999999999999.
  3. Keep the chart open and create your own, or download history.
  4. If you don't have any history, here's how you can get all available from your broker.
kiikek
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kiikek  
Thank you so much, William Roeder. Great post, great help!!
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