Wrong parameter count?



I've been trying to add a true/false input for use of time filter, however i get the below error. Probably missing something obvious. Any help is greatly appreciated.

'fCheckTradingTime' - Wrong parameter count


input bool useTradeTimeFilter = true;

input string InpStartTime = "01:00";

input string InpStopTime = "23:00";

time filter code

bool fCheckTradingTime(bool useTradingTimeFilter)


   bool tradeallowd = true;

      if (useTradeTimeFilter)


      if(StringToTime(CurrentTime)>=StringToTime(InpStartTime) && StringToTime(CurrentTime)<=StringToTime(InpStopTime))


         tradeallowd = true;




         tradeallowd = false;



      return tradeallowd;


getting error in on tick, with following lines

 if(Localtime>waitTime && fCheckTradingTime())



again could possibly be missing something simple. but for the life of me cant see it. any help is greatly appreciated 

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You have defined your function as requiring a boolean parameter:

bool fCheckTradingTime( bool useTradingTimeFilter ) { ... }

Yet when you call the function, you don't supply an argument for the parameter that you declared for the function:

fCheckTradingTime(     )

okay, so should this be 


or am i missing something?


You are reusing variable names for different scopes. Just because they have the same name does not make them the same variable.

They have different scopes. One is an input and the other a parameter.

input bool useTradeTimeFilter = true;
bool fCheckTradingTime( bool useTradingTimeFilter ) { ... }
okay, thought they would be the same, what would you recommed

Use different names so that you don't get confused.

input bool i_useTradeTimeFilter = true;


bool fCheckTradingTime( bool useTradingTimeFilter ) { ... };


if( !fCheckTradingTime( i_useTradeTimeFilter ) )  ... 
that makes sense, thanks for your help
jack3394 #: that makes sense, thanks for your help
You are welcome!