TL GetBeginDate

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Returns a numerical value, indicating the date of the starting point of a trendline with the specified ID number.

TL_GetBeginDate returns a value of -2 if the specified trendline ID number is invalid.

Of the two end points of a trendline, the point with the earlier date and time is always considered to be the starting point. If the trendline is vertical, the point with the lower price value is considered to be the starting point.

The date is indicated in the YYYMMdd format, where YYY is the number of years since 1900, MM is the month, and dd is the day of the month.

Usage

TL_GetBeginDate(TL_ID)

Where:

TL_ID - a numerical expression specifying the trendline ID number.

Notes

  • A trendline-specific ID number is returned by TL_New when the trendline is created.
  • Use TL_GetEndDate to get the end date of a specified trend line.

Example

Assign a value, indicating the date of the starting point of a trendline with the ID number of 3, to the Value1 variable:

Value1 = TL_GetBeginDate(3);