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    return a bool value from an indicator

    I want to code an indicator which returns true or false, if a specific condition is true or not.

    Thank you

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    Hello Ironman9973,

    Thank you for writing in.

    You'll want to create a private bool variable and a property that can be used to access the variable from your strategy.

    Example:
    Code:
    private bool theBool = false;
    
    protected override void OnBarUpdate()
    {
         if (CurrentBar < 1)
              return;
    
         if (Close[0] > Close[1])
              theBool = true;
         else
              theBool = false;
    }
    
    public bool TheBool
    {
         get { Update(); return theBool; }
    }
    You will note that the Update() method is called before the value of theBool is returned. This method will force the OnBarUpdate() method to be called so that indicator values are updated.

    More information about Update() can be found here: https://ninjatrader.com/support/help...t7/?update.htm

    You can then access the indicator's bool from a strategy or other script by calling the indicator's method and accessing the bool property. For example, let's say the indicator is called BoolTest and I want to print the value:
    Code:
    Print(BoolTest().TheBool);
    Please, let us know if we may be of further assistance.
    Zachary G.NinjaTrader Customer Service

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