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Tutorial 39 – How to run certain routines between specific times

Welcome to Markplex tutorial 39 in this collection of tutorials designed to teach TradeStation EasyLanguage programming skills. EasyLanguage is a programming language that was developed for the Tradestation trading platform that can be used to write programs to help in the trading of FX, commodities (e.g. the S&P e-mini), options and stocks. Please join our email mailing list if you have not already done so and we will let you know when we release new tutorials or programs.

When writing EasyLanguage programs it is not uncommon to want to make certain parts of the program only run between certain times. For example, you might want to base a trade on the maximum price occurring between two times, or only enter a trade if certain conditions were fulfilled between specific times.

This simple demonstration program demonstrates how to restrict parts of a program to run between two times on the same day, and between start time one day and an end time on the next.

This is a beginner level tutorial that uses a simple show-me study to demonstrate the programming techniques.

 

Tutorial 39 Video – Start and end times

Program code used in this tutorial


Input: StartTime( 1000 ),
EndTime( 1400 ),
NextDayEndTime( 0600 );

Condition1 = T >= StartTime and T <= EndTime;

Condition2 = T > StartTime and T < NextDayEndTime;

Condition3 = T > NextDayEndTime and T < StartTime;

If Condition3 = FALSE then Plot1( L, " ", Blue );

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