<< Click to Display Table of Contents >>

Navigation:  NinjaScript > Language Reference > Common > Bars >


Previous page Return to chapter overview Next page


Returns a virtual historical Bar object that represents a trading day whose properties for open, high, low, close, time and volume can be accessed.



1.The bar object returned is a "virtual bar" built from the underlying bar series and its configured session.  Since the bar object is virtual, its property values are calculated based on session definitions contained in the trading day only. The returned bar object does NOT necessarily represent the actual day.  For accessing a true "Daily" bar, please see use AddDataSeries() and use the BarsPeriodType.Day as the bars period.  

2.GetDayBar() should ONLY be used for accessing prior trading day data. To access current trading day data, use the CurrentDayOHL() method.



Method Return Value

A virtual bar object representing the current configured session. Otherwise null if there is insufficient intraday data


The properties below return double values:

Bars.GetDayBar(int tradingDaysBack).Open
Bars.GetDayBar(int tradingDaysBack).High
Bars.GetDayBar(int tradingDaysBack).Low
Bars.GetDayBar(int tradingDaysBack).Close


The property below returns a DateTime structure:

Bars.GetDayBar(int tradingDaysBack).Time


The property below returns an int value:

Bars.GetDayBar(int tradingDaysBack).Volume


Warning:  You must check for a null reference to ensure there is sufficient intraday data to build a trading day bar.





An int representing the number of the trading day to get OHLCV and time information from





protected override void OnBarUpdate()
  // Check to ensure that sufficient intraday data was supplied
  if(Bars.GetDayBar(1) != null)
    Print("The prior trading day's close is: " + Bars.GetDayBar(1).Close);