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funnyboy Jul 26, 2009 6:31am | Post# 1

How to download historical data from IBFX server without scrolling back the chart?
 
Any ways?

It takes a lot of time when scrolling M1 chart back. I want the hist. data for a backtest.

forexsaint Jul 26, 2009 6:50am | Post# 2

Its Simple
 
1) Open MT4
2) Open Tool>History Center (or Press F2)
3) Scroll to The Pair for which u want the data.
4) Double Clcik the Pair
5) Select the Time Frame of which, you want to download data .
6) Click Download on Left Bottom
7) Wait few seconds
8) Done. Enjoy

Hope that helps
Regards

funnyboy Jul 26, 2009 6:54am | Post# 3

1) Open MT4
2) Open Tool>History Center (or Press F2)
3) Scroll to The Pair for which u want the data.
4) Double Clcik the Pair
5) Select the Time Frame of which, you want to download data .
6) Click Download on Left Bottom
7) Wait few seconds
8) Done. Enjoy

Hope that helps
Regards
That's downloading from metaquote, not IBFX.

forexsaint Jul 26, 2009 7:11am | Post# 4

That's downloading from metaquote, not IBFX.
As far i know No broker... Provides fixed and same data everytime one downloads.... !
Alpari used to do it..but its download links are off from long.
After metaquotes added the DOWNLOAD data feature to all broker mt4.
This feature is enough to get Good 90% modelling quality

For what you asking, may be following helps :
1)GOTO Tool> Options >Charts
2)PUT 2147483647 in "Max bars in history" bcoz thats what's max a Mt4 Supports
(1 day in the History contains 1440 M1 bars)
3) Uncheck autoscroll
4) Minimize zoom (zoom out) to lowest level.
5) May be Restart Mt4

Regards

funnyboy Jul 26, 2009 3:05pm | Post# 5

As far i know No broker... Provides fixed and same data everytime one downloads.... !
Alpari used to do it..but its download links are off from long.
After metaquotes added the DOWNLOAD data feature to all broker mt4.
This feature is enough to get Good 90% modelling quality

For what you asking, may be following helps :
1)GOTO Tool> Options >Charts
2)PUT 2147483647 in "Max bars in history" bcoz thats what's max a Mt4 Supports
(1 day in the History contains 1440 M1 bars)
3) Uncheck autoscroll
4) Minimize zoom (zoom out) to lowest level.
5)...

ok, this method helps me reduce my time to scroll back to see the past but it still takes a long time to scroll 1M chart.

thanks.

funnyboy Jul 26, 2009 3:34pm | Post# 6

anyone has an EA to auto download historical data in the same way as scrolling back the chart?

turtleup Oct 14, 2011 3:12pm | Post# 7

1) Open MT4
2) Open Tool>History Center (or Press F2)
3) Scroll to The Pair for which u want the data.
4) Double Clcik the Pair
5) Select the Time Frame of which, you want to download data .
6) Click Download on Left Bottom
7) Wait few seconds
8) Done. Enjoy

Hope that helps
Regards
Great Walkthrough on the download Forexsaint. Thanks for the help


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