Manual/Test Alert

Manual/Test Alert

Send a Manual or Test Alert

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Test Alerts, Syntax, and EA Options Test your syntax and familiarize yourself with the different PineConnector EA features using these manual test alerts!

This example will guide you through the process of sending a test alert from TradingView to purchase 1 lot of EURUSD on your MetaTrader terminal.

1. Find the Symbol

To find the "EURUSD" symbol, open your Symbol List by pressing CTRL+U. The symbol to be used is located on the left side (as shown in the red boxes in the examples below).

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Broker-Specific Symbol Names Please note that your broker may have different symbol names configured. The symbol name may be "EURUSD.i" or "EURUSD.mini" for example. It's important to use the exact symbol name as listed in your Symbol List, taking into account case sensitivity.

2. Create a TradingView Alert

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Faster Triggers with Active Tickers For quicker trigger times, it's recommended to create your test alerts on the BTCUSD chart provided by Coinbase.
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This ticker has been found to be mostly active, even on weekends.

To access alerts, click the second icon in the right column of your TradingView terminal.

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To create an alert, click on the clock with the + symbol.

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Keyboard Shortcut Create an alert by pressing Alt+A (Windows) or Option+A (Mac). Try it!

3. Configure the Alert

Modify the alert whereby:

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Input your intended message in the Alert Message area.

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Ensure that the webhook URL option is activated. You may choose to activate other “Notifications” options if you’d like.

Component
Configuration
Condition
Greater Than Value: 0
Message
LicenseID,buy,symbol,risk=1
Alert Actions
Webhook URL: https://pineconnector.net/webhook/
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Instructions
  1. Replace LicenseID with the License ID obtained from your Licensing Dashboard.
    1. The License ID is a string of numbers starting with 6, such as 60123456789.
  2. Change Symbol according to Step (1)
    1. It should be along the lines of “EURUSD”
  3. Avoid adding any spaces between commas in the message.

Click “Create” once the above is configured.

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Explanation
  1. When the alert is enabled, it will trigger only once.
  2. The alert will be delivered to the PineConnector server.
  3. The alert will include a message to purchase 1 lot of EURUSD, using the specified License ID.

4. Verify Alert Triggers

After setting up an alert, it's important to verify that it has been triggered. This can be done by checking the Alerts Log, where all fired alerts are recorded.

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5. Confirm Signal Receipt

In your members area, you should see a new entry for the signal you just generated, with a timestamp of when our server received the signal and when the EA opened the message.

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Track Signals with Signal ID Each signal sent is assigned a unique Signal ID, which allows you to track the success of the signal transmission and the time taken at each step. The Signal ID can be found in the Experts tab of your MetaTrader terminal and also in the Signals Log in your members area.

6. Confirm Trade Execution

In your MetaTrader terminal, check the "Trade" tab at the bottom to confirm that a buy order for 1 lot of EURUSD has been executed, assuming that the default Volume Type EA setting has been used.

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Troubleshooting Trade Issues If you encounter an error or your trades are not triggering, consult the Error Guide for potential causes and solutions: Error Guide

In the "Experts" tab, you can observe the processing of the alert message based on your EA settings.

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Monitoring for Success For optimal results, it's recommended to regularly monitor the "Experts" tab to gain insights into how the EA processes your alert messages, especially when testing new syntax or adjusting EA settings.
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