Error: Test Generator File is Read Only

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LorraineP
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Error: Test Generator File is Read Only

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Hi there,

When I try to run a back test I'm getting this error about the test generator file, fxt file.
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tickstory
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Re: Error: Test Generator File is Read Only

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Hi Lorraine,

The "read only" message is merely a notification and is not an error. The back-test will proceed as normal.

Thanks.

LorraineP
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Re: Error: Test Generator File is Read Only

Post by LorraineP »

Hmm well it's not working/running. And now it shows that it can't open.
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Re: Error: Test Generator File is Read Only

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Hi Lorraine,

Please check out our FAQ for the reasons for this error and a trouble-shooting check-list:

https://tickstory.com/help/tickstorylit ... openerror5

Please let us know if you continue to have issues.

Thanks.

LorraineP
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Re: Error: Test Generator File is Read Only

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FXT - Cannot open error [5]
If this error occurs, please check the following:

1. Make sure you have the correct MT4 Settings in your FXT file by using the method described here. This includes making sure that your “Map to” symbol is *exactly* as it appears in MT4 - including the correct case. (I didn't see how to check this at the forum url you provided. Please expound on this)
2. Make sure you have exported more than 100 bars for the time-frame you are working in. For example, if you are working in the daily time-frame, export more than 100 days of data. If you are using the 1 hour time-frame, make sure you have exported at least 100 hours worth of data (i.e. 5+ days) and so forth. (I downloaded 2 years of data and it shows in screenshot above that the export was completed)
3. While trouble-shooting this error, make sure you don't have more than 4GB FXT files (you may try go beyond this once you have resolved the issue, but do note that MT4 does not always handle > 4GB FXTs very well). (I only have 0.004125GB of FXT files in the tester history. So this is a non-issue)
4. An invalid field somewhere such as a comma instead of a decimal place. See here for more discussion on this. (I read the post regarding this but have no idea where to look for invalid commas or decimals)

Please help. I have had your service for weeks now and have not been able to do any valid backtest.

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Re: Error: Test Generator File is Read Only

Post by tickstory »

Hi Lorraine,

Could you kindly respond to the private message sent to you on this forum. You can check your private messages by clicking on the "new messages" link in the top-left of this forum.

Thanks.

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Re: Error: Test Generator File is Read Only

Post by tickstory »

Hi Lorraine,

As per our discussion offline, it appears that this issue is now resolved.

Thanks.

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