How to find if a Template Exists before opening a chart

 

I am trying to establish if a template exists for a specific currency pair before trying to open a new chart from within my MT5 EA then applying the template


string FileLocation  = TerminalInfoString(TERMINAL_DATA_PATH)+"\\";
   FileLocation = FileLocation +"MQL5\\";            
   FileLocation = FileLocation +"Profiles\\";
   FileLocation = FileLocation +"Templates\\";
   FileLocation = FileLocation +"RP_AUDUSD.tpl";
   if ( FileIsExist(FileLocation) == true  ) Report_StringError("Both","250015 OAC Template File "+FileLocation+" Exists");


My Report_StringError traps the error code and prints to a file for testing.

The above code returns an error "error: 5002 Invalid file name" does not exist.

The template does exist.

Is this something that I should be able to 'check' in MT5 or have I misunderstood?

Any help appreciated

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Peter Williams: I am trying to establish if a template exists for a specific currency
string FileLocation  = TerminalInfoString(TERMINAL_DATA_PATH)+"\\";
   FileLocation = FileLocation +"MQL5\\";            
   FileLocation = FileLocation +"Profiles\\";
   FileLocation = FileLocation +"Templates\\";
   FileLocation = FileLocation +"RP_AUDUSD.tpl";

You can't read outside the sandbox with normal code.

For security reasons, work with files is strictly controlled in the MQL5 language. Files with which file operations are conducted using MQL5 means, cannot be outside the file sandbox.
          FileOpen - File Functions - MQL5 Reference - Reference on algorithmic/automated trading language for MetaTrader 5

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