data with Bid and Ask Volume

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data with Bid and Ask Volume

#1 Postby amirN1 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:46 am


I am trying to import my data into ForexTester and use the BidVolume and AskVolume in the data for back testing. This is a sample:

Date, Time, Open, High, Low, Last, Volume, NumberOfTrades, BidVolume, AskVolume
2015/1/6, 20:17:01.0, 1161.6, 1161.6, 1161.4, 1161.4, 20, 18, 20, 0
2015/1/6, 20:17:02.0, 1161.4, 1161.4, 1161.2, 1161.2, 23, 23, 12, 11

I can see in the "import history data" we can have 10 fields. So is it possible to import the 10 fields above, and if so what variables the BidVolume and AskVolume are stored under? If no, is it possible that after storing the two variables in a separate text file, ForexTester reads (through API code) and displays them synchronized with the price bar? Or can you suggest any way I can get access to those two variable in ForexTester.

The data is for Futures however, I can also gets the same thing from FXCM for Forex. My trading strategy relies heavily on these two variables and any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: data with Bid and Ask Volume

#2 Postby FX Helper » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:27 am


Forex Tester allows to import data only with one Volume value. So the program will not show BidVilume and AskVolume in the program.

But it is possible to create an indicator using Forex Tester API. This indicator will read the text file and it will show BidVolume and AskVolume on chart.

You can create this indicator by yourself or please contact with our programmer by email
In this case please send him the example of the data and the rules of your indicator (what it should show on chart).

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