Daylight Transition at wrong Date

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Daylight Transition at wrong Date

Postby sdlenk » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:17 pm

Dear all,
Is there way to change the transition dates of the daylight saving?
The Transition Starts has a fixed value of 1st March and the Transition Ends 1st October.
In Western Europe the Transition Dates are variabel. e.G. This year ist the Sunday 27th March and 30th of October.

I'm using Tickstory Light 1.5.3.0

Thanks in Advance and Best Regards
Sebastian Lenk
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Re: Daylight Transition at wrong Date

Postby tickstory » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:48 pm

Hi Sebastian,

The information about DST is taken from Windows which should include all the relevant time-transitions and changes if there are any. You can click on the 'i' button near the time-zone selection box to view all the DST transitions for the currently selected timezone.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Daylight Transition at wrong Date

Postby forexbob » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:09 am

Hi,

I've recently come across this problem too. My broker is IC Markets and they run the same server time the OP"S. UTC+2 adjusted for London Daylight savings. Their transition is also end of March to end of October not beginning to beginning as set-up automatically inside tickstory. This is critical in my EA as TimeHour(TimeCurrent()) is the only filter I use. Being out by one hour will destroy my balance. I can't reference TimeGMT() inside my bot as the logic is dependent on trading session start/end times.

The above reply does not resolve the issue. Is there plans to be able to manually input DST transitions in future updates? Or could the better solution be to reference TimeGMT() inside my EA instead of TimeCurrent() then adjust internally for daylight savings.
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Re: Daylight Transition at wrong Date

Postby tickstory » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:36 pm

Hi Forexbob,

We've run our timezone converter through the "(UTC +2:00) UTC +2 With European/London DST" timezone and below are all the transitions from 2000-2020:

In 2000, DST started on March 26 and ended on October 29.
In 2001, DST started on March 25 and ended on October 28.
In 2002, DST started on March 31 and ended on October 27.
In 2003, DST started on March 30 and ended on October 26.
In 2004, DST started on March 28 and ended on October 31.
In 2005, DST started on March 27 and ended on October 30.
In 2006, DST started on March 26 and ended on October 29.
In 2007, DST started on March 25 and ended on October 28.
In 2008, DST started on March 30 and ended on October 26.
In 2009, DST started on March 29 and ended on October 25.
In 2010, DST started on March 28 and ended on October 31.
In 2011, DST started on March 27 and ended on October 30.
In 2012, DST started on March 25 and ended on October 28.
In 2013, DST started on March 31 and ended on October 27.
In 2014, DST started on March 30 and ended on October 26.
In 2015, DST started on March 29 and ended on October 25.
In 2016, DST started on March 27 and ended on October 30.
In 2017, DST started on March 26 and ended on October 29.
In 2018, DST started on March 25 and ended on October 28.
In 2019, DST started on March 31 and ended on October 27.
In 2020, DST started on March 29 and ended on October 25.

Note that the single "1st March to 1st October" entry that is displayed in the timezone information window is actually augmented with additional rules to get the correct DST transition date for each year. This information is sourced from the Windows installation.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Daylight Transition at wrong Date

Postby forexbob » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:50 pm

Many thanks for your prompt reply on this.

tickstory wrote:Note that the single "1st March to 1st October" entry that is displayed in the timezone information window is actually augmented with additional rules to get the correct DST transition date for each year. This information is sourced from the Windows installation.


Knowing this bit know gives me the confidence in the data again. :D :D :D

Bob
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Re: Correct DST periods

Postby agranera » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:46 am

hello, thanks for your reply.

do you mean even I am seeing only one line of transitions from 1/Mar to 1/Oct the software is considering internally the correct DTS parameters?

thanks and best regards
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Re: Correct DST periods

Postby agranera » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:48 am

this is what I see:

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Re: Daylight Transition at wrong Date

Postby tickstory » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:47 am

Hi Agranera,

That's correct - this is just a generic display rule that describes the transition. The rule is much more complex to describe in a single line. How it is actually applied for each year is shown above.

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