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Can I use a DataSeries as part of an 'if' statement?

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if (cond1 == 1)

but that won't work if cond1 is a series. You'd get an error I think

if (cond1[0] == 1)

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magnumdbl,

To elaborate on BigMike's solution,

your cond1 is a dataseries that is indexed. This means (when you reference it from OnBarUpdate):

cond1[0] refers to the value you set cond1 to on the current bar.
cond1[1] refers to the value you set cond1 to 1 bar ago.
cond1[2] refers to the value you set cond1 to 2 bars ago.

When you call:

cond1.Set(1)

that is actually the equivalent to setting the current value of cond1, thus it's a shortcut for:

cond1[0] = 1;

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