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How to plot daily High and Low on intraday chart

The AFL offers a set of time-frame functions which allow to use multiple intervals within a single formula (the topic is explained in details in the following tutorial chapter:

In situations, where we do not need to calculate any indicators based on higher interval data, but rather just read OHLC, V or OI arrays – TimeFrameGetPrice is the most convenient function to use.

To plot daily High and Low levels we just need to read the respective arrays calling: TimeFrameGetPrice(“H”, inDaily ) – the first argument specifies the array we want to read, the second argument defines the interval we are reading data from. As with any other TimeFrame functions – we can only read data from higher intervals, so it is possible to read daily data when we work with 1-minute quotes, but not the other way round.

Here is a sample formula which draws daily high and low in the intraday chart:

PlotClose"Close"colorDefaultstyleBar );
PlotTimeFrameGetPrice("H"inDaily ), "day high"colorGreenstyleStaircase styleThick);
PlotTimeFrameGetPrice("L"inDaily ), "day low"colorRedstyleStaircase styleThick)

TimeFrameGetPrice() functions allow also to easily shift the reading by N-bars of the higher interval if we specify that in 3rd argument of the function, so calling TimeFrameGetPrice( “H”, inDaily, -1 ) will return the high of previous day.

The following code draws high / low of previous day on top of the intraday chart:

PlotClose"Close"colorDefaultstyleBar );
hlstyle styleStaircase styleThick;
PlotTimeFrameGetPrice"H"inDaily, -), "Prev High"colorGreenhlstyle );
PlotTimeFrameGetPrice"L"inDaily, -), "Prev Low"colorRedhlstyle )

Daily H-L

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