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PowerScript - Frequently Asked questions

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What is PowerScript?
 

PowerScript is the scripting engine of PathFinder Trader™. You can use it to build automated trading strategies and custom technical indicators. Technically speaking, PowerScript is the execution container for C# or VB.Net coded program and it's bundled with a large collection of classes to access the main software features and functionalities. Once you have compiled a strategy using the included editor, you can test them using the back-test component.

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What can I do with the PowerScript Engine?
 

The PowerScript engine is very extensive programming language able to interpret and compile any line of code written in C# or VB.Net. Using the PathScript Editor, you can write your strategies and custom indicators using native C# or VB.Net language or you can load external libraries written in these languages to be executed at runtime.

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Is the PowerScript able to perform only Automated trading?
 

The PowerScript engine comes bundled with a number of different formatted classes to execute most of the functions performed by PathFinder Trader™, including retrieving real-time market data, risk management, post-trade information, and of courses sending orders and receive confirmations. For more information please refer to the PowerScript Manual.

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I use an external .NET / C# based library, do I need to rewrite it using PowerScript?
 

No, you don't need to perform any conversion or rewrite your strategy or function. You can easily set your library to work in runtime through PowerScript.

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Can my script verify data based on a timeframe/symbol different from the one I am executing on?
 

Yes, this is possible. Using PowerScript you can request bars history and ticks regardless the chart where the script will be executed. You can reference data from different symbols, different products, or similar symbols provided by different Data Feed. Please click here for a sample code.

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Can I send orders to a different symbol than the one I am running my script on?
 

Yes, this is possible. This features combined to the multi-connectivity capability and multiple products available, makes PowerScript able to execute complex cross products strategies. For example, you can have a strategy executing on the EUR/USD spot, but performing tick-by-tick check on the EUR/CHF. Please click here for a sample code

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Can I send orders to a symbol belonging to different Data Feed than the one I am running my script on?
 

Yes, this is possible. This features combined to the multi-connectivity capability, and cross products available, makes PowerScript able to execute complex cross products strategies. For example, you can have a strategy executing on the EUR/USD spot, but performing tick-by-tick check on the underlying Electronic Futures, or executing on the EUR/USD on a different Data Feed. Please click here for a sample code.

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I have developed an automated strategy using another programming language. Will I be able to make it work with your Platform?
 

Virtually, any type of trading system or indicator can be executed using the PowerScript engine with minimal effort. If a system can be expressed in mathematical terms or programmed in any structured, object language like C# and VB.Net, then same formulas and codes is likely to be easily compiled using PowerScript. If you need any help our programmers can guide you, feel free to post your questions on our forum.

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I have an Expert Advisor written for MT4, can I use it on Pathfinder Trader™?
 

Strategies written using the MetaQuotes language are not compatible to be executed through PowerScript. You need to convert your strategy using C# or VB.Net to be able to be executed under PowerScript. We can help you with this process.

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I have in mind an indicator/strategy and I would like to use on PathFinder Trader™, but I am not a programmer, can you help?
 

Yes, we can help. For simple requests, we offer free assistance through the our forum to help you design and convert your scripts. You can login on the forum using the same user name and password you use to log into PathFinder Trader™. You can download sample code or post questions. One of our representatives will assist you. If you need more complex strategies to be coded, we offer a paid coding/conversion service, contact our office to receive a quote.

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I use a commercial strategy which I have purchased, but the code is protected and I don't own it, can you help?
 

Unfortunately we cannot convert strategies which are protected as we need to see the native code to perform the conversion. The best solution to this problem is to contact the script vendor and ask him to release a version of the script compatible with the PowerScript.

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