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I am looking for a TS Equivalent to NinjaTrader's Historical property, or even the LastBar equivalent.

Basically I need to know if the bar is getting it's data from the database, or if it's a "live" bar.

I looked around, but couldn't get anything that would give me the amount of bars present ( which i could compare with currentBar and thus know if i'm running on the lastBar of the chat).

I'm starting to think the only solution would be to start comparing the RealTime with the Bar Time and the barInterval, and determine if the bar took less than barInterval time to run which would mean it's running from database and not live ... but this seems a bit too subjective .... .

Any ideas ?

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Perhaps you are looking for the function "lastbaronchart"

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Perhaps you are looking for the function "lastbaronchart"

I feel like an idiot now .... Why on earth does that function not appear in the help when you type "lastbar" .. i don't know ..

Works like a charm ! Thanks m8 !

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Actually i found even better !


which is the equivalent to "Historical" in NT

returns 0 if the bar is "backtested" and 1 if it's live

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Thanks a lot.

I have been using Multicharts for 3 weeks and wanted to draw a trendline for the trailing stop and initial stops on the last bar. I spent 2 hours trying to find a solution before looking here and finding the answer in 2 minutes.

Love Multicharts, but the help is pretty ordinary.

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some of solutions, to detect bar's date and positions...

BarInterval   						[returns 5 for 5minute chart and etc...]
value1= FindBar(1050510, 1030); 	[returns bar using the specific date and time]
lastbaronchart  					[returns TRUE or FALSE]    					//p.s. same as GetAppInfo(aiRealTimeCalc)
GetAppInfo(aiSpaceToRight)			[returns bars after last rightmost bar]		//p.s. MaxBarsForward ???

ELDateToString(CurrentDate)	[returns 01/27/2015]
LastCalcTime				[returns 2350 	(it's 23:50)]
LastCalcDate				[returns 960226	(it's 02/26/96)]

Plot2(elsystem.Datetime.CurrentTime.Format("%I:%M:%S, %p"));

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