MT4 FXT files for M15, M60 etc. - Different or same

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twingo
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MT4 FXT files for M15, M60 etc. - Different or same

Post by twingo »

When tickstory exports to MT4, MT4 requires period specific .fxt files (which is quirky as a single tick dataset should suffice regardless of period). Regardless, though, does tickstory end up writing the same .fxt file with just different filenames (to appease MT4) or are the files themselves different ? (when i exported all the periods to fxt for some time period, all the files had exactly the same size - hence the question).
If they are indeed the same size, it offers opportunities to batch the terminal and simply rename a single .fxt file...

tickstory
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Re: MT4 FXT files for M15, M60 etc. - Different or same

Post by tickstory »

Hi Twingo,

They are basically the same data but unfortunately there is some minor changes that denote the time-frame. This prevents the file from simply being renamed and used.
We are considering ways of sharing this data so it doesn't take up so much disk space.

Thanks.

twingo
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Re: MT4 FXT files for M15, M60 etc. - Different or same

Post by twingo »

thanks - would it be possible to post the code to the read the header, no details required, as long as a header can be read the set of header files@period can be written to a single fxt making it look acceptable to mt4...
it'd be relatively easy to write external code to take set of header files and use these to mod a single fxt in a batch file while driving the terminal

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Re: MT4 FXT files for M15, M60 etc. - Different or same

Post by tickstory »

Hi Twingo,

Unfortunately we don't publish the code but as mentioned, we are looking into the best way to consolidate FXT files.

Regards.

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