order (int type): int

User-supplied function that is called by the trade engine every time when Zorro enters or exits a trade. Can be used to access external broker APIs, control external trade programs by sending keys, or just pop up a message for manually entering or exiting a trade.

Parameters:

type - 1 for entering, 2 for exiting a trade.

Returns:

0 when the trade could not be opened or closed, 1 otherwise.

Remarks:

Example:

int order(int type)
{
  string bs = "Buy";
  if(type == 2) bs = "Sell";
  string ls = "Long";
  if(TradeIsShort) ls = "Short";
  play("alert.wav");
  return msg("%s %s!",bs,ls);
}

See also:

Brokers, enterShort/Long, exitShort/Long, msg, login, API, broker plugin, user supplied functions

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