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FlexNewsIndicator Update!

#31
(03-16-2021, 05:24 AM)amoled Wrote: Sure we can setup teamviewer, but the timezOne difference (i'm in GMT+8) would make it challenging. If you are in the US, that would be 12hr difference. Will send you PM on details of teamviewer access.

My VPS where the Flex is running is Windows Server 2016.

When I updated the Flex News Indicator in my PC with Windows 10, it is working perfectly.

Could the issue be specific to Windows Server 2016?

@Steve could you specify how to deal with different broker/vps time zones? I understand that this would prevent NewsIndicator and whole EA to work property. Right?
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#32
And for MT5?
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#33
(03-12-2021, 04:45 PM)Admin Steve Wrote: Forex Factory changed the url to where they store their weekly .xml file containing all the news, so the FlexNewsIndicator needs to be updated to reflect this new url. Please download this latest version which will show as 0.93 on your charts.

You can copy and overwrite it into your MQL4/Indicators folder while MT4 is running, then just right click refresh in the Navigator box in your MT4. CTRL+N if you don't see the navigator box. Or you can just restart your MT4 after copying the new FlexNewsIndicator, both will work.

You should see NO MORE EVENTS on most of your charts if done correctly as its Friday and there is barely any news left. Also the errors in your experts log should subside.
Hi, Steve.  The news indicator cannot be set properly.  I put it in the indicator  file folder, but the FFC dll  file has disappeared from the folder in MQ4.  How can I reflect the news indicator?
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#34
(03-12-2021, 04:45 PM)Admin Steve Wrote: Forex Factory changed the url to where they store their weekly .xml file containing all the news, so the FlexNewsIndicator needs to be updated to reflect this new url. Please download this latest version which will show as 0.93 on your charts.

You can copy and overwrite it into your MQL4/Indicators folder while MT4 is running, then just right click refresh in the Navigator box in your MT4. CTRL+N if you don't see the navigator box. Or you can just restart your MT4 after copying the new FlexNewsIndicator, both will work.

You should see NO MORE EVENTS on most of your charts if done correctly as its Friday and there is barely any news left. Also the errors in your experts log should subside.

Hi Steve,
Is it true if I do backtest for Flex EA on MT4, the FlexNewsIndicator is not been included in the backtest process?
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#35
(05-17-2021, 03:14 AM)newboot Wrote: Hi Steve,
Is it true if I do backtest for Flex EA on MT4, the FlexNewsIndicator is not been included in the backtest process?

Correct.
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#36
Hi Steve,
Still seeing this issues regarding FlexNewsIndicator and error code=5004. This happens on all the workstations I am using and I have tried suggestions seen on the forum.
Typically MT4 shows:
2021.06.02 00:45:24.278 FlexNewsIndicator NZDUSD.p,H1: FFC: failed to open FFC-ffcal_week_this-NZDUSD.p-500.xml file, Error code = 5004
2021.06.02 00:40:01.634 FlexNewsIndicator EURGBP.p,M15: FFC: failed to open FFC-ffcal_week_this-EURGBP.p-500.xml file, Error code = 5004
2021.06.02 00:40:00.810 FlexNewsIndicator USDCHF.p,H1: FFC: failed to open FFC-ffcal_week_this-USDCHF.p-500.xml file, Error code = 5004
2021.06.02 00:30:30.842 FlexNewsIndicator USDCHF.p,H1: FFC: failed to open FFC-ffcal_week_this-USDCHF.p-500.xml file, Error code = 5004
2021.06.02 00:30:00.981 FlexNewsIndicator EURGBP.p,M15: FFC: failed to open FFC-ffcal_week_this-EURGBP.p-500.xml file, Error code = 5004

If I look in the expert files folder “C:\MT4\MT4-2\MQL4\Files\FFC-ffcal_week_this-NZDUSD.p-500.xml” as a specific example, the file is present and with content.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="WINDOWS-1252"?>
<weeklyevents><event><country>JPY</country> <date><![CDATA[
05-30-2021
]]></date> <time><![CDATA[
11:50pm
]]></time> <impact><![CDATA[
Low
]]></impact> <forecast><![CDATA[
4.0%
]]></forecast> <previous><![CDATA[
2.2%
]]></previous> </event><event><country>JPY</country><date><![CDATA[
05-30-2021
]]></date><time><![CDATA[
11:50pm
]]></time><impact><![CDATA[
Low"
 
So I do not see why the files could not be opened.
Could you assist please?
Thanks,
Andrew.
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#37
Im on Windows 10, so where to insert that URL in Edge?
And how to check if there need to be other settings changed?
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#38
I changed the settings in Edge and made sure the MT4 is allowed in Windows firewall.
But what I see now is that Flex tries to update the XML Files, sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt.
Im on a private PC with a 100MBit line at 2ms ping. So its definitly a problem of THAT SERVICE!

Is there a way that THEY upgrade their system, OR Flex change to a different provider to get the news?
I mean EURUSD is THE MAYOR pair, and that gives most errors so Flex cant trade?

   
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#39
Hi ya,

New to the Flex, trying to get everything up and running to see how it works and correctly works. I seem to have the same problems in regards tot the news indicator. Problems with the urlmon.dll as well as error 5004.

Done the advised checks and changes as per the forum posts, but does not seem to make a difference. I would really like to get this issue out of the way, so I can finlly start with the base settings and explore from there. I don’t like to play with multiple variables when starting off, so I’m stuck at the news indicator now Sad

Thanks very much for the help
Will
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#40
I removed all EURUSD pairs as that XML file just wont load. 
All other pairs work fine, the xml files get loaed and Flex is trading. So just dont use EURUSD

... maybe its a trick to keep us small time traders out of the big business lol
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