MT4 history files

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Old Jun 6, 2016, 10:46am   #9
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OK so it's a binary file, a quick Google shows there are some docs on mt4 hst file structure online, 2 questions;

1) What is the build number of MT4 you're using? i.e.

MT4 Build 509
MT4 Build 574
etc

2) What is the last column heading of your CSV data;

2016.01.03,19:30,1.4733,1.47368,1.4733,1.47368,1

date,time,open,high,low,close,??
1) Version 4.00 Build 950
2) the last column shows the total ticks in the period

Just to double-check - should it be reasonable to expect that the ability to take my source file and upload it into MT4 already exists within the front-end "History Center" section of MT4? I would hate to be asking you to reinvent the wheel!!
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1) Version 4.00 Build 950
2) the last column shows the total ticks in the period

Just to double-check - should it be reasonable to expect that the ability to take my source file and upload it into MT4 already exists within the front-end "History Center" section of MT4? I would hate to be asking you to reinvent the wheel!!
I don't have and never used MT4 so I have no idea tbh... when you're sure you can't get the data into MT4 any other way then get back to me and I'll take a look
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This is what you need.....

https://tickstory.com/product/tickstory-lite/

It will read a variety of free data sources and build data files for you. You then have to start MT4 in a special way to get it to use the data - but all of that should be explained on the website.

You can use it to get 99% accurate back tests (well 99% accurate according to Strategy tester - I would refute that as there's a lot of information such as spread changes and overnight financing charges that are not included in the tests) on 1 min data over a period of years.
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Old Jun 11, 2016, 10:37am   #12
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I was able to load the historical information into MT4 using Tools/History Center. I uploaded the price data in the form of 5M bars - I assumed this would be sufficient given that my execution timeframe is 1H.

I then ran the Period Converter script in Navigator.

Then I went to open offline chart - I can see the new chart that has been created with the period converter, and I can open the offline chart but i cannot go and see all the price data that I uploaded. Even though I uploaded data from Dec2012 onwards, the 1H chart only goes back as far as early 2014.

So, am still a bit stuck on this...
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