firstly I recognise this is similar to a few other posts but I am missing something.
I am reading from an input text file as:-
from input file buyline
buyLine = fgets( buyFile );
buyDate = StrToNum(StrExtract( buyLine, 0 ));
buyCount = 1
loaded into matrix
buyTrades[buyCount] = buyDate;
then later retrieved to lookup barindex
I = 1
buyDate = DateTimeConvert(2, buyTrades[i]);
barI = Lookup( BarIndex(), buyDate );
I am obviously getting it wrong as barI is 0.
Hope this is not too simple as I have read quite a biy of the doco and form comments but it still eludes ne.
That code line will not create expected datetime number.
Instead to convert string to DateTime value use _DT() function:
buyDate = _DT(StrExtract( buyLine, 0 ));
Then you do not need conversion in addition.
BTW, please use code tags when inserting code.
It is mandatory rule.
Please read here:
that did the trick.
I'll try to remember you hint on the code tags.
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