To disable any of the alerts, click once on its icon or double-click on its name. After that the icon will look like this —. To activate an alert, repeat the same operation. To change a file played when the event occurs, double-click on its name or select it and press "Enter".
Then select "Choose other" from the drop-down list and specify the necessary file. However, another file can also be selected. If another file is selected, it will be opened using application it is associated with in the operating system. The trading platform supports push notifications. Push notifications are short text messages which can be sent to mobile devices from the desktop platform and from various MQL5. Unlike SMS, push notifications are sent over the Internet and thus they do not depend on mobile carriers.
They can be delivered to different regions without any fees. The trader only needs to install a mobile platform for iOS or Android. Notifications are delivered via the mobile platform. The identifier of the push notification recipient is MetaQuotes ID. Each device has a unique ID. Open the mobile platform and go to the "Messages" section:. To install a mobile platform, please use the following links:. You can specify up to 4 MetaQuotes IDs separated by commas. Push notifications will be sent to all devices simultaneously.
Next, select the type of notifications about trading activity on your account:. Click on the "Test" button to test the delivery of push notifications. Upon successful sending, you will see a corresponding message, and a test notification will be delivered to your mobile device. Notifications from a trade server can only be sent to real accounts, while they are not available for demo accounts.
In order to keep abreast of the latest MQL5. You can include notifications about any events in your code. If you do not have the required skills, you can order a program from a professional developer via the Freelance service. The trading platform allows creating alerts to notify the user about market events. This feature is available in the Alerts tab of the Toolbox window. One of the event notification types is push notifications.
There is a limitation on the number of messages sent: no more than 1 message per 0. Mailbox is configured on this tab. These settings will be then used to send message by the Expert Advisor command or by a triggered alert. Click "Test" to send a test message using the settings specified. If the test is successful, click "OK" to apply these settings. If the test fails, it is recommended to check all settings again, restart the platform and resend a test message. The trading platform allows you to automatically publish reports on the account state and its history.
To do this, configure internet connection parameters through FTP. The trading platform is tightly integrated with MQL5. The MQL5. Enter your account details and get access to all the unique services of the MQL5. Link " register " opens the window of quick registration on MQL5. Here, specify the desired username for your account, and e-mail. Once you click "Register", an account is created for you and an email with the account password is sent to the specified address.
To save resources and to optimize the platform working area, you can disable the MQL5 services which you do not use. For example, if you are not interested in MQL5 programming languages or in copy trading via the Signals service, uncheck the relevant options in the settings to hide these sections.
If you disable Python integration the relevant scripts will not be launched on charts. Use this tab to configure the Signals service in the trading platform. The Signals service allows anyone to become a provider and sell trading signals or subscribe to them and follow the strategy of an experienced trader. Any traders can subscribe to the signals of another experienced trader Provider to copy his or her trade operations.
Find more about the service in the Signals section. The name of the signal you are currently subscribed to is displayed at the top of the tab. If there is no subscription, the settings below are uneditable. Platform Settings The trading platform provides multiple settings to help you conveniently customize it. All settings are grouped in several tabs based on what they do: Server — setup of server connection, configuration of a proxy server, and other important settings; Charts — common settings of price charts and parameters of objects management: object selection straight after creation, immediate object configuration, and docking parameters; Trade — default parameters applied to the opening of new orders.
They include: financial instrument, number of lots, deviation, and placing of stop orders; Expert Advisors — common settings for all Expert Advisors. They include: disabling operation of Expert Advisors, enabling importing functions from external DLL libraries and Expert Advisors, as well as a number of other features; Events — configuration of alerts of system events. You receive important alerts about connection loss, arrival of newsletters and other events; Notifications — sending push notifications to mobile devices from the trading platform; Email — email parameters for sending messages straight from the platform; FTP — settings for publishing reports on the Internet.
The trading platform allows saving and automatically publishing reports about the account state in real time. This is done over ftp based connection, which can be configured in this tab; Community — details of your MQL5. Server This tab contains the most important settings. The window contains the following parameters: Server — the name of the trade server the platform connects to. After the program installation, this field is already filled in.
However, if you want to connect to another server, specify here the domain name or IP address of the server and connection port number separated by a colon. For example: These data are saved on your computer and take effect only when you try to open a new account. The new server address is added to the list of servers and can be selected during account registration ; Certificate — click here to view the details of the certificate that is used for authenticating on a trade server.
The button only appears if the extended authentication mode is used on the server; Login — an account opened on the trade server and used to connect to it when you run the platform; Password — account password for connecting to a trade server; Change — change the password to the account; Enable proxy server — allow the use of a proxy server when connecting to the trade server.
If you enable this option, button "Proxy During the next platform start, these data will be used for the automatic connection. If the option is disabled, you will need to enter the details manually each time you start the platform. This option only affects the current account specified in the "Login" field; Enable news — this option allows to enable or disable news. If this option is disabled, news will not be received in the platform; News languages — this option allows filtering news by their language.
When you click "Edit", the news language selection dialog appears. If it is set to "Auto Select", the news language is selected automatically in accordance with the trading platform UI language. News articles in English are displayed in case the platform language is not available for the news. This is used to generate trade reports of trades that have been opened previously and have been closed. This is a record of all previous transactions. On the above example, there are currently no trade records on this transaction history recorded.
There needs to be a couple of closed transactions for this record to show some entries. This menu is shown above and can be accessed by right clicking anywhere within the account history panel. The last Four commissions, Taxes, comments, Auto Arrange and Grid are used more for formatting purposes but not for trading in general, therefore we shall not look at these as they are self explaining. All History, Last 3 Months, Last Month or Custom Period - all these options can be used to select the time period for which you want to generate the history of transactions.
Save as Report, Save as Detailed Report - This will generate a report of all transactions along with profit and loss calculation, draw-down calculation, profit factor calculation, expected payoff factor of the system you use along with the total number of profitable transactions, losing ones, the average loss per transaction and the average profit per transaction as shown below. This is the third option within the MetaTrader 4 Terminal Window this panel is used to display a list of current news provided as a news feed by your Forex broker.
This is shown below:. This is used to set an alert for price when it reaches a pre determined level. For example you may be using a Bollinger bands, an indicator that forms an upper boundary and lower boundary and you want to set an alert for price when it gets to any one of these levels. For example, in our above example we may want to put an alert for at 50 pips below the current price, we shall open the Alerts Tab, and right click to activate the menu below:.
By right clicking on this, the Alert Menu will provide options for modifying it, deleting it or turning it off. You can download the MetaTrader 4 and practice opening this option to see how you can put a new alert or delete the same or modify it. Mail box is used to view the messages that have been sent to you, to your Online Forex platform as shown below:. Contains of a list of Forex Signal Providers that traders can subscribe to through their MetaTrader 4 Platform, this is shown below, one can select any signal provider and click subscribe to get the Forex signals.
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