Downloading Dukascopy tick data with JForex
Begin by registering a demo account with Dukascopy and start the JForex platform (you can of course register a live account, the data process is the same). Login using the data in the email you received (note that you don’t need the account ID to login) then go to the Tools menu and select Historical Data Manager. In the lower part of the window, the Historical Data Manager interface should appear; from now on, everything you have to do happens in that part of the window so you might want to enlarge it a bit. Proceed as follows:
- Select , (comma) in the
Delimiterfield. Don’t leave that field blank and don’t select the dot (.).
- For the
Data Typefield, select Ticks.
- In the
Instrumentpane, select all the symbols that you want to download the data for.
- Select the
Date Toof your choice. Note that the earliest date available for most major currency pairs is 2007.03.01.
- It’s safe to leave the
Date Formatfield unchanged.
- If you want the data to be exported to a different location, click the
Startand patiently wait until the progress indicator slowly (exactly how slowly depends on the amount of data you selected) crawls to 100%.
- Find the CSV files in the location of your choice.
Assuming everything went fine, you’re ready to proceed with preparing your tick data for Metatrader 4.
Note: JForex caches the data to your disk. If for some reason you intend to delete it, it can be found in
C:\Users\[your username]AppData\Local\JForex\.cache on Windows 7. On XP/Vista, dig around in your user folder, it should be in a similar path but in Application Data instead of AppData.