Can't backtest imported data before Jan 2000?

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Can't backtest imported data before Jan 2000?

#1 Postby dfumagalli » Wed May 21, 2014 12:24 pm

Hello,

I have imported EURUSD data starting from 1990.

I can see the full range of data on various time frames (I am interested on daily bars) in Data Center mode. The chart shows everything fine.

But when I switch to test mode and start a new project, I get no way to specify a date before 2000. Whatever option I choose including the one where I get a date edit box, I just can't type anything before 2000.

How can I fix that?

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Re: Can't backtest imported data before Jan 2000?

#2 Postby FX Helper » Thu May 22, 2014 5:25 am

Hello,

You need to generate ticks from 1990 year if you want to test historical data from 1990 year in Testing Mode.

So please go to History Mode, open Data Center window, select necessary currency pair(s), click "Generate ticks" button, in appeared "Generate tick data" window select 1990 year in "From date:" field and click "Generate" button.

After this you will be able to test historical data from 1990 year.

dfumagalli
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Re: Can't backtest imported data before Jan 2000?

#3 Postby dfumagalli » Thu May 22, 2014 7:59 am

Hello,

It worked. Had to try input the tick generation starting date several times because the calendar some times seem to "act up" but in the end it worked.


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