The following example provides step-by-step instructions for exporting Metatrader compatible data from the FxTickData Desktop Application and importing that data into Forex.com’s version of MetaTrader.
Note – some versions of MetaTrader may vary slightly. If you would like to test your strategies using the exact methods shown below, we suggest that you download a free copy of Forex.com’s version of MetaTrader.
Open the Fx Tick Data application, right click the desired currency pair and then select Download Available Data.
Right click the downloaded data set and select Export...
From the Export window, select the appropriate time span and compression, and then select csv – MT4 compatible from the Format drop down menu in the Export Options section.
Note: This example uses the 15 minute compression for simplicity. MetaTrader does not provide a direct method for using tick data, however, for those who require tick data there is a multi-step work around method.
Click the Export button. By default the destination folder will open automatically in the following directory:
C:\ My Documents\Fx Tick Data User Files\Export
Open MetaTrader’s History Center by selecting it from the Tools menu, or by using the F2 button on your keyboard, while in the Metatrader application.
With the History Center open double click AUDUSDFXF, then the 15 Minutes (M15) folder, since this is the data set we previously downloaded.
With the AUDUSD 15 Minutes (M15) folder selected, click the Import button. Before browsing for your data first set the Separator value to space.
From within the Import window Browse to your storage file. By default it will be located in the following directory:
C:\ My Documents\Fx Tick Data User Files\Export\AUDUSD
Locate the downloaded AUDUSD_15m.csv file and double click to load it into the Import window. Data should now appear in the bottom section of the Import window.
Click the Ok button. Accurate MT4 data is now loaded into MetaTrader’s History Center.
- Download data from the FxTickData application.
- Export data as csv – MetaTrader compatible.
- Import data into MetaTrader’s History Center.