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I am new to Sierra, I have a very rudimentary knowledge of Easylanguage and a lot less of C++. I would like to create a very simple study. The EL code is

if High > Highest( High, Length )[1] then
begin
Plot1( High, "BrkoutHi" ) ;
Alert ;
end ;

Also, I did attend the webinar last night and asked whether candlestick wicks could be thicker, unfortunately the speaker, when answering increased the size of a bar chart. does anyone know if this can be done?

Any help on these questions would be appreciated.

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Take a look at the Donchian Channel study. i believe it does something very similar. You can add an alert to it if you want and select which graph you want to plot.

They actually did show the candlestick wick width increase. Global settings > graphic settings and change the width of Bar High-Low Up and Bar High-Low Down.

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Thanks for that Jolew. Currently playing with the Dochian channel, fingers crossed. I did see what he did re the wicks. It does not seem tmake any difference to my existing charts. However when I created a new one it does. strange but true. Still I will persevere.

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Dochian channel mirrors what I want so thanks for that. However, SG1 is the high side line, do you know what I should type into the condition box so that the alert will sound when price breaks that line. Have tried SG1>0 and also SG1>1 but toi no avail.

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Try SG1>SG1[-1]

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Thanks for your continued help.. Yes that does work, HOWEVER, it only sounds off on the close and I do not have that box checked. Any ideas? Also for the low side I presume it would be SG2<SG2[-1]

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Sorry. I hadn't looked at the study. I think you might have the displacement set to 1. If you set it to 0, then it should work.

You might also be able to use with displacement of 1 and use C > SG1

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It only worked!!!!!!

Thanks. off to the pub to celbrate. I will set up the short version later


Your help is much appreciated

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I have never looked at SC code. But am curious, what is "SG1" - other than a pretty good TV show

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