# Script / Function - Last Candle = buy candle or sell candle .

Hi everyone.

I don't know how to express my problem.

I managed to get the value of the last candle called LastCandleNb.

if it is >0 then bullish candle.

if <0 then bearish candle.

I can do it live.

```if(LastCandleNb>0)

else

Comment("Sell Candle");```

But I would like to improve the function. to call it in the code more easily. like. (and make it a .mqh, if possible)

LastCandle = bullish candle or bearish candle

of course, depending on LastCandleNb < or > 0.

I just have to do

`comment(LastCandle);`

But impossible to find a formulation without error.

Thanks a lot.

NickoR:

Hi everyone.

I don't know how to express my problem.

I managed to get the value of the last candle called LastCandleNb.

if it is >0 then bullish candle.

if <0 then bearish candle.

I can do it live.

But I would like to improve the function. to call it in the code more easily. like. (and make it a .mqh, if possible)

LastCandle = bullish candle or bearish candle

of course, depending on LastCandleNb < or > 0.

I just have to do

But impossible to find a formulation without error.

Thanks a lot.

Before you get any answer, you have to inform us about the  LastCandleNb ?

what you mean by that " LastCandleNb "? is it a fixed variable, runtime value or a function which return a number... ?

otherwise, no one can understand what you want!

Before you get any answer, you have to inform us about the  LastCandleNb ?

what you mean by that " LastCandleNb "? is it a fixed variable, runtime value or a function which return a number... ?

otherwise, no one can understand what you want!

Hello,

i use:

```#define LastCandleNb iClose(_Symbol,PERIOD_CURRENT,1)-iOpen(_Symbol,PERIOD_CURRENT,1)
```
so I get a positive or negative value.

but this is probably not the right method, or the simplest one

NickoR #:

Hello,

i use:

so I get a positive or negative value.

but this is probably not the right method, or the simplest one

Hello you can define the candle number in the definition as well :

```#define LastCandleNB(int) ((iClose(_Symbol,_Period,int)-iOpen(_Symbol,_Period,int))/_Point)>0.0?1:-1
/*
explanation
if the Close minus the Open at int location is bigger than 0 then return 1 otherwise -1
*/```
Documentation on MQL5: Language Basics / Operators / Ternary Operator ?:
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Ternary Operator ?: - Operators - Language Basics - MQL5 Reference - Reference on algorithmic/automated trading language for MetaTrader 5

NickoR #:

Hello,

i use:

so I get a positive or negative value.

but this is probably not the right method, or the simplest one
double  LastCandleNb= iClose(_Symbol,PERIOD_CURRENT,1)-iOpen(_Symbol,PERIOD_CURRENT,1);

Lorentzos Roussos #:

Hello you can define the candle number in the definition as well :

Hello Lorentzos,

I didn't really understand why, but it's a great update! more clear..

Now, i have :

`LastCandleNb = 1 or -1`

But, can you direct me to,

I would like to have

LastCandle = BuyCandle / or / SellCandle.

in fact I want to call directly in my ea.

`Comment(LastCandle)`

and that it shows me

`BuyCandle or SellCandle`

but I don't see how to have LastCandle with 2 possibilities.

thank you all for your help

Ahmet Metin Yilmaz #:
double  LastCandleNb= iClose(_Symbol,PERIOD_CURRENT,1)-iOpen(_Symbol,PERIOD_CURRENT,1);

Hello Ahmet.

thank you,

I tried, but I couldn't find it.

NickoR #:

Hello Lorentzos,

I didn't really understand why, but it's a great update! more clear..

Now, i have :

But, can you direct me to,

I would like to have

LastCandle = BuyCandle / or / SellCandle.

in fact I want to call directly in my ea.

and that it shows me

but I don't see how to have LastCandle with 2 possibilities.

thank you all for your help

You can return a string in the ternary operator too , like this :

`#define LastCandleNB(int) (iClose(_Symbol,_Period,int)>=iOpen(_Symbol,_Period,int))?"BuyCandle":"SellCandle"`

It checks is the Close >= Open ? if yes return BuyCandle if not return SellCandle

Lorentzos Roussos #:

You can return a string in the ternary operator too , like this :

It checks is the Close >= Open ? if yes return BuyCandle if not return SellCandle

ohh yeah !

thank you, i will try this !!

NickoR #:

ohh yeah !

thank you, i will try this !!

Great !!!

all of a sudden, I was able to make good progress. thank you for everything

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