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    Variable for bars lookback

    I am looking for a way to use a variable (or something similar) to vary the number of bars to look back. I've been using something like the code below but it very limited and uses excessive code.

    && TMT_MPL_MACDBB(20, 12, 1, 45, 5).MACDPlot[0] > 1
    && TMT_MPL_MACDBB(20, 12, 1, 45, 5).MACDPlot[1] > 1
    && TMT_MPL_MACDBB(20, 12, 1, 45, 5).MACDPlot[2] > 1
    && TMT_MPL_MACDBB(20, 12, 1, 45, 5).MACDPlot[3] > 1

    Any help would be appreciated....

    Thanks

    #2
    Hello mlarocco,

    Thank you for the post.

    One way to be less verbose is to use a FOR loop in some way to check the condition. Keep in mind, the following example is not the same as applying the AND operator to all four conditions. ANDing all of the statements ensures that every condition evaluates to true, then the IF block executes. You could do something like the following:

    Code:
    bool myflag = false;
    
    for(int i = 0; i < 4; ++i){
    
            if(myflag == false){
            
                if(TMT_MPL_MACDBB(20, 12, 1, 45, 5).MACDPlot[i] > 1)
                   myflag = true;
    
             }
    
             if(myflag == true){
                //do something
                break;
              }
    
    }
    This would be the only way to write fewer indicator constructors.

    Please let me know if I may be of any further assistance.
    Last edited by NinjaTrader_ChrisL; 09-13-2017, 05:02 PM.
    Chris L.NinjaTrader Customer Service

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      #3
      Thanks, I will try that

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