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DateTime comparison to fixed values

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DateTime comparison to fixed values

Suppose I only want my EL strategy to trade between two fixed times. In PST these times are 0630 and 1245. How do I compare the current time to these values?

My current code:


if CurrentTime > TimeBegin and CurrentTime < TimeEnd then begin
{ trade logic here}
else begin
{no trading}

Will this work or must I somehow convert CurrentTime to an integer? For BeginTime, must I specifiy it as 0630 rather that 630?

Please explain. Thanks.

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CurrentTime is your computers clock at this very moment, using the reserved word Time that gives you the time of the bar might be better suited for your purpose.
A conversion wouldn't be necessary and using 0630 or 630 should make no difference.



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