Last updated on December 18, 2018 by Tomas Vanek
How to export data from Quant Data Manager and import to Metatrader 5
Metatrader 5 now allows import custom symbols and import tick and minutes data.
STEP 1: Check detailed tutorial step by step how to download data from Dukascopy.
STEP 2: Export data from Quant Data Manager
- Select symbol
- click on export data for Metatrader 5
Export data from Quant Data Manager
- Select date range – all time range
- Set correct spread in our case we are using fixed spread 8 points which is 0.8 pips. You can choose also compute spread from tick data. Please, note that in exported data you will see spread value in points not pips.
- Choose output path
Please, note that Metatrader 5 doesn’t support compute higher timeframe from tick data. If you want to do it backtest with tick data precision, you need to always import M1 a tick data. Compute for higher timeframes is available only from M1 data.
Let’s Import data to Metatrader 5
Step 1 – open Metatrader 5 and click with right mouse button to the market watch or press shortcut ctrl+U
Step 2 – create custom symbol. You can copy symbol setting from your broker.
Step 3 – setup the symbol name and right spread to symbol settings
note: if you are using variable spread from tick data you have to set up floating spread instead of fixed spread 8 points
Step 4 – click on show symbol
Step 5 – click on bars and import bars
Step 6 – choose CSV file with exported data from Quant Data Manager
now you can see progress about data importing
Step 7 – if you will successful, you will see window with imported data. You should see white window as you can see on this screen.
note: If the window with imported data will be red, the backtest will not be with 99 % data quality.
That’s it, happy backtesting 🙂
Backtest from Metatrader 5 with 0 % quality modeling
Backtest from Metatrader 5 with 99 % quality modeling