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How get the time of a past bar in powerlanguage?

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 fjgaspar 
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Hi,

I'm developing an indicator for Multucharts.NET with Powrlanguage. I have a 5 minutes chart, and I need to do the following in calcbar() method.

Lets say it is 9:00 AM. The time of current bar is 9:00 AM. I need to sum the close price of all 9:00AM bars of last 10 days.

I have the following code:

Sum = 0
for (count = 1; count < 2880; count++){

if (bars.time[count] == bars.time[0]){
Sum = Sum + bar.close[count]
}
}

Then I want to plot SUM. But it plots 0. Doesn't work. The logical condition under the if appears not to be true ever.

How could I make it work?

Note: 2280 because each day has (24 * 12) 5 minute bars, and I want 10 days back, which gives 2880 bars to analyze.

Thanks

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fjgaspar,

you start with count = 1, so your condition if (bars.time[count] == bars.time[0]) can never become true.
You might want to check (using the Output for example) what values Bars.Time[0] holds.

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ABCTG

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