I would like to draw a vertical line, every day at a certain local time (e.g. 08:00 GMT+1).
Since my last post about vertical lines, pine-script has been updated to include
vline(), however, the issue here is getting the time right. Most servers (for FX) seem to be US based and the Trading view local time settings (shown on bottom left) seem totally independent of what is done in pine-script.
//@version=4 study("Time Adjusted Vertical Line", overlay=true) vline(BarIndex, Color, LineStyle, LineWidth) => // Verticle Line, 54 lines maximum allowable per indicator return = line.new(BarIndex, -1000, BarIndex, 1000, xloc.bar_index, extend.both, Color, LineStyle, LineWidth) if(bar_index%10==0.0) vline(bar_index, #FF8000ff, line.style_solid, 1) // Variable assignment not required
I couldn't get the above to work, but I got this to at least show the lines:
//@version=4 study(title="Time Based Session Bars", shorttitle="NowOpen", overlay=true) line_height = 2 // We must define a height that reaches far above the highest price level in main chart! gmt_offs = 2 // GMT + X nys_offs = 6 // EST (in GMT) t1 = time(timeframe.period, "0930-0935:23456") //t1 = time(timeframe.isintraday, "0930-0935:23456") //t2 = t1 + gmt_offs*60*60*60 t2 = t1 + 2 plot(na(t2) ? 0 : line_height, title='Hello!', color=#101010, linewidth=1, style=plot.style_histogram, transp=50, offset=0, trackprice=false)
However, the lines are totally wrong:
How can I extend the above code, to plot a vertical line, every day at a certain time, and get the correct time placement?
Possibly Useful links:
Sessions and time functions (The official Documentation)
Sessions_and_time_functions (The Github Repo Docs)
Thanks to PineCoders-LucF, I was able to get approximately what I wanted, with the following code:
//@version=4 study("Line at time",overlay=true) t1 = timestamp("GMT+2", year, month, dayofmonth, 07, 00, 00) //t2 = timestamp("GMT+2", year, month, dayofmonth, 10, 00, 00) // Uncomment this to make a range t2=t1 // Comment out this to use a range bgcolor( (time >= t1) and (time <= t2) ? color.silver : na, transp = 0)
However, there are two issues wit this code.
- It doesn't use the nice
timeframe.periodfunctionality that allow you to specify certain days and time intervals in one place.
- It put the line in the "middle" of a candle so if you're on the 1H chart and want a line at 08.00 it will just place it in the middle. Thus not suitable as an alarm/signal, unless you use a <= 1 minute time frame.
One version of the
timestamp()function can use a timezone parameter:
Chart is shown with UTC+1 times and indicator is set to "No Scale" not to disrupt price scale:
With this version you can choose: