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Calendar2ICS

About Calendar2ICS

Calendar2ICS is a utility script that lets you export the events in MetaTrader 5 financial calendar ("Calendar" tab of the Toolbox) to .ics files.

The events there are also known as "Macroeconomic Indicators". 


What is ICS File 

The .ics file is the iCalendar file, which allows Internet users to send meeting requests and tasks to other Internet users via email or sharing files.

For more information about iCalendar, please visit the iCalendar Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICalendar

Most popular Calendar client software and mobile phones supports .ics files. For example: Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, Mozilla Lightening, etc.

A complete list of iCalendar supported applications: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_applications_with_iCalendar_support 


Benefits of Calendar2ICS 

The mission of .ics file is to share and transfer events information between different applications or services. By exporting financial events to iCalendar files you may easily view or maintain these events in your favorite applications. For example, Outlook, Google Calendar, etc. The .ics file can be opened directly with Outlook or imported to Calendar applications.


Special Note

  • If you cannot see the "Calendar" tab in the "Toolbox" or the events on the chart, probably it's a choice of your broker.
  • Before using the script open all charts related to the economic events you want to export. Then add all events on the chart by clicking "Add All Events" in the context menu of the Calendar tab.
  • The exported .ics file is located in [MetaTrader 5 Installation Folder\MQL5\Files\Cal2ICS]. And the file name contains the current date information.
The Calendar tab may be missing due to being disabled on a trade server.
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