Tick data downloads

Note: if you wish to link to one of the downloads here, please link to the page and not directly to the file, the reason being that the files here get updated quite often, the older versions get archived & deleted and your link will end up leading to a 404 page.

Enabling tick data backtesting

Tick Data Suite v2.1.4 (released 24.10.2016, compatible: MT4 build 940 – 1052)
Tick Data Suite v2.1.9 beta (released 03.02.2017, compatible: MT4 build 940 – 1052)
Tick Data Suite v1.4.6 (released 26.05.2016, compatible: MT4 build 225 – 1052)

Processing tick data

MT4 build 545 or higher

Birt’s CSV2FXT script v0.50 binaries (released 21.07.2015, compatible: MT4 build 545 or higher)
Birt’s CSV2FXT script v0.50 source (you don’t need this unless you want to modify or recompile the DLL, compatible: MT4 build 545 or higher)

MT4 builds up to 509

Birt’s CSV2FXT script v0.43 binaries (released 04.11.2013, compatible: MT4 build 509 or lower)
Birt’s CSV2FXT script v0.43 source (you don’t need this unless you want to modify or recompile the DLL, compatible: MT4 build 509 or lower)

Downloading Dukascopy tick data

Birt’s Dukascopy tick data PHP scripts v0.27 (updated 27.09.2013)
Tickstory
StrategyQuant Tick Data Downloader

Miscellaneous

Gain Capital data tools
Multiple MT4 instance loaders (only working up to MT4 build 409)
History file (HST) time shifter
Birt’s patch script v0.21 (updated 21.02.2012, compatible: MT4 build 225 – 409)

Changelog for all the tick data stuff

  • #331 written by Jon April 16, 2016 (10 months ago)

    Is MQ working on any betas at the moment for mt4? It seems like it has been at b950 for quite some time. That’s a good thing IMO, but I wanted to make sure TDS would be able to launch the latest betas as well.

    • #332 written by birt April 16, 2016 (10 months ago)

      They’re probably working on it but to the best of my knowledge they haven’t released any public betas.

      To answer your question, I watch their typical beta release channels and make TDS work with the betas generally less than 24 hours from each release.

      • #333 written by Jon April 16, 2016 (10 months ago)

        which beta channels do you watch?

        • #334 written by birt April 16, 2016 (10 months ago)

          Metaquotes has a couple of servers that they release beta versions to.

  • #335 written by fenky June 22, 2016 (8 months ago)

    hi i want to try it , send me code pls tks

  • #337 written by Dan July 3, 2016 (7 months ago)

    Tried to run the dukascopy download php today and am getting “error code was 301”. Never had a problem with this script before, is data still available from dukascopy?

    • #338 written by birt July 3, 2016 (7 months ago)

      It’s a recent change in the Dukascopy URL. Replace “www.dukascopy.com” with “datafeed.dukascopy.com” in the script and you should be fine.

      • #339 written by Dan July 6, 2016 (7 months ago)

        Thanks, working now.

      • #340 written by Dang Kwei December 11, 2016 (2 months ago)

        This script is not working for me even with that modification. Any suggestions?

        • #341 written by birt December 11, 2016 (2 months ago)

          The PHP download script is no longer supported. I suggest updating to TDS2.

          If you have an old TDS v1.x license you could either purchase the update package or alternatively you could use one of the free tick data download programs.

  • #342 written by SuperFan September 4, 2016 (5 months ago)

    MT4 build 1010 18 Aug 2016, not support.

    • #343 written by birt September 4, 2016 (5 months ago)

      Build 1010 is supported. Make sure you are running the latest Tick Data Suite version.

  • #344 written by zhong September 6, 2016 (5 months ago)

    Birt’s CSV2FXT script v0.50 binaries MT4 build 1010 18 Aug 2016, not support.

    • #345 written by birt September 6, 2016 (5 months ago)

      Care to elaborate? Do you get any errors or what is the problem you are encountering?

  • #346 written by Gonzalo September 9, 2016 (5 months ago)

    I’d like to add, the fact, that Tickstory made and update to support the versión 1010, maybe something change.

    • #347 written by birt September 9, 2016 (5 months ago)

      I’m not sure what exactly you are talking about.

      CSV2FXT works fine with MT4 build 1010, so does the Tick Data Suite. If you’re having any problems, please send a support email.

  • #348 written by vetallnemo September 19, 2016 (5 months ago)

    Good day ! Support does not answer me , I will write here. Installed version of Suite Tick Data v2.0.4 beta has received a trial key that would try and make a purchase decision . But after the installation and start the program exits the error message: “License error: the authentication information stored in your registry is incomplete. An authentication refresh was queued, please try to restart this application in a few seconds.

    • #349 written by birt September 19, 2016 (5 months ago)

      There was no message received from you on the support email address. Did you send an email directly or did you use the support form?

      Please open a support ticket using the Tick Data Suite support assistant; leave the checkboxes for all the log files enabled and I will look into the problem.

      • #350 written by vetallnemo September 20, 2016 (5 months ago)

        I sent through the form . You can please more in detail what steps I need to do ?

        • #351 written by birt September 20, 2016 (5 months ago)

          Depending on your Windows version, something along the lines of clicking Start -> All Programs -> Tick Data Suite and running the Tick Data Suite support assistant.

          In the support tab type “license error” for both the summary and the description, leave all checkboxes enabled and click the send button.

          I will also send you an email with more details.

  • #352 written by back2profit September 27, 2016 (4 months ago)

    MT4 1010 when using csv2fxt got Error code: UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND DATE FORMAT

    downloaded from SQ TickDownloader and exported there to csv

    is there a solution for this problem?

    Thanks

    • #353 written by birt September 27, 2016 (4 months ago)

      I’m not sure about the export options from SQ Tick Downloader but I believe you have to configure a different export format for the CSV.

      The dates in your CSV should look like:
      2003-04-06 07:08:09.012

      In any case, if you can’t figure it out please open a support ticket at https://eareview.net/tick-data-suite/support and paste the lines that get printed to your experts log when you try to run CSV2FXT.

      • #354 written by Dennis December 14, 2016 (2 months ago)

        I got the same error(UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND DATE FORMAT) using csv2fxt.
        CSV format (the first line) is the following :
        1995.07.31 00:00,0.6681,0.6681,0.6681,0.6681,4553416
        I can’t figure it out what’s going wrong.
        (The time is 00:00 because is daily data)

        Thanks!

        • #355 written by birt December 14, 2016 (2 months ago)

          CSV2FXT is for tick data, not bar data.

  • #356 written by graziani October 15, 2016 (4 months ago)

    Hi,
    for Tick Data Suite v2.1.1 and V2.1 as well i am getting alert “There is a problem with this Windows installer package. A DLL required for this install to complete could not be run. ….”

    I have a Win 7 64bit.

  • #358 written by Ionut November 16, 2016 (3 months ago)

    Hello. What program do I need in order to prevent overwrite fxt and hst data? Thank you.

    • #359 written by birt November 16, 2016 (3 months ago)

      You don’t need any program, you can make them read-only with Windows Explorer.

      If you wish to use tick data, that’s a different story – you can download TDS2 for that but in that case you don’t really need to worry about preventing overwrites.

  • #360 written by jack December 14, 2016 (2 months ago)

    When i install version 2.1.4 there no tds configurator ? how can i add it do mt4?

    • #361 written by birt December 14, 2016 (2 months ago)

      There is no need for that anymore, you don’t need to have special shortcuts – TDS will just attach itself to MT4. Please note that the differences between TDS2 and v1.x are very significant – take a look at the TDS2 quick start guide for more information. You could also read the public beta article for a list of the differences.

    • #362 written by birt December 14, 2016 (2 months ago)

      On an unrelated note, if you use an email address that obviously does not exist, why do you feel the need to enable the “notify” checkbox?

  • #363 written by Khyber December 17, 2016 (2 months ago)

    I cannot install v2.1.6 Beta, I receive the following error:

    The older version of Tick Data cannot be uninstalled please contact your technical support group.

    I have tried the following:
    1. Manually removing v 2.1.5 from “Add and Remove Programs” – nothing happens when I select Uninstall..
    2. Using “Complete Uninstaller”, the program can also not fully uninstall v 2.1.5

    How do I get v 2.1.6 installed if the new installer cannot run because it cannot uninstall the previous version (v2.5.1)?

    • #364 written by birt December 17, 2016 (2 months ago)

      In the future, please use the installed Tick Data Suite support assistant or the support form to submit a support ticket. I don’t always monitor these comments whereas support tickets will even bring a notification on my smartphone and are guaranteed to be answered faster than here.

      The problem you are experiencing is generally caused by cleaning software that deletes things that should not be deleted. Also, programs like the Complete Uninstaller will typically only make matters worse and in most cases they fail to remove everything.

      Anyway, to solve your problem please take a look at the support article Cannot update: The older version of Tick Data Suite cannot be removed – it also includes a script that performs the necessary steps for you automatically.

  • #365 written by Abago February 1, 2017 (3 weeks ago)

    Hi!
    My machine is Windows 10. When I run this file CSV2FXT.ex4 I get the message that asks: “How do you want to open this file?”

    • #366 written by birt February 1, 2017 (3 weeks ago)

      CSV2FXT is meant for TDS v1.x and it is no longer possible to use that with trial licenses.

      TDS2 supersedes it and it’s much easier to use, you no longer have to convert data manually or move files around.

      I suggest taking a look at the Quick Start Guide to get an idea of how to use the new Tick Data Suite.

  • #367 written by Joao February 3, 2017 (2 weeks ago)

    Hi
    Does version 2.1.9 only allow toopen one intance of the application in the same pc?
    regards

    • #368 written by birt February 4, 2017 (2 weeks ago)

      You can use the Tick Data Suite with as many MT4 instances and installation folders as you want on a single PC.

      If you’re referring to the feature that allows opening several MT4 instances from the same folder, yes, you can do that with v2.1.9 but for new installations it is disabled by default. You can enable it in the Settings tab of the Tick Data Suite support assistant.

  • #369 written by Rolandas February 5, 2017 (2 weeks ago)

    The program does not work with the 1045 version of the MT4 build
    http://prntscr.com/e4pbgt

    • #370 written by birt February 5, 2017 (2 weeks ago)

      The Tick Data Suite works perfectly fine with MT4 build 1045.

      It’s just that your support plan expired some time ago and your license was automatically limited to the MT4 build that was most recent at that time (1031) and the TDS version that was most recent at that time (v2.1.8).

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