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CoreS14 2015.01.03 04:28 

I'm currently looking into the programming needed to create a new EA. What I can't seem to find at this point is if its possible to somehow test this EA on historical charts. More for the sake of seeing how it would work and testing. Is this possible somehow?

 

Thank you!

Matt 

Rodrigo Malacarne
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Rodrigo Malacarne 2015.01.03 11:42  
CoreS14:

I'm currently looking into the programming needed to create a new EA. What I can't seem to find at this point is if its possible to somehow test this EA on historical charts. More for the sake of seeing how it would work and testing. Is this possible somehow?

Hello CoreS14,

It's perfectly possible to test EA's on historical charts, given that your broker provides the data you want to test. In MT5 you cannot import any data, but only use historical data provided by your broker.

Please take a look at these 2 articles:

1) http://www.metatrader5.com/en/terminal/help/tester

2) https://www.mql5.com/en/docs/runtime/testing

Regards,
Malacarne 

CoreS14
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CoreS14 2015.01.04 03:38  
Malacarne:

Hello CoreS14,

It's perfectly possible to test EA's on historical charts, given that your broker provides the data you want to test. In MT5 you cannot import any data, but only use historical data provided by your broker.

Please take a look at these 2 articles:

1) http://www.metatrader5.com/en/terminal/help/tester

2) https://www.mql5.com/en/docs/runtime/testing

Regards,
Malacarne 

Hi Malacarne,


 Thank you for the information. I currently use Oanda MT4. I'll see what I can find regarding that system.


Thank you!

Matt

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