How do I check details of an open trade?

Lazy Forex
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Lazy Forex  
Hello, I am new to coding with MQL4 and Expert Advisers. I have been writing my own EA for a couple days now and it has been running well however I would like to know how I could check the details of all the currently open trades individually and close then if a certain condition is met (Such as if the trade is taking too many losses then it should exit) Been looking through the Reference with no luck, Can anyone help? I would really appreciate it 🙏
Fernando Carreiro
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Fernando Carreiro  
Lazy Forex:
Hello, I am new to coding with MQL4 and Expert Advisers. I have been writing my own EA for a couple days now and it has been running well however I would like to know how I could check the details of all the currently open trades individually and close then if a certain condition is met (Such as if the trade is taking too many losses then it should exit) Been looking through the Reference with no luck, Can anyone help? I would really appreciate it 🙏

Read the documentation available in MetaEditor (Menu->Help-MQL4 Reference) and navigate to Trade Functions. There are functions to find out current state of an Order, such as it volume, current price, stop-loss and take-profit, etc.

There are examples in the documentation, but there are also many examples in the CodeBase.

Alternatively read a good book on MQL4 programming:

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Expert Advisor Programming for MetaTrader 4


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