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Set sound alerts

There are various alert settings available in MetaTrader5 (MT5). You can set an alarm for when a certain symbol reaches a certain price/time or when the order volume increases/decreases relative to the value you specified. Please note that the alerts are only available when MT5 is running. If you wish to play a sound with your alert, you can choose from the preset sounds or select an audio file of your choice. Here we'll look at how to set up the alert with sound in MT5.

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Step 1

Click the "Alerts" tab of the Toolbox and right-click in the tab.

Click the Alerts tab Click the Alerts tab

Step 2

Select "Create" from the context menu.

Select Create Select Create

Step 3

Check the "Enable" box and select "Sound" in the "Action" field.

Select Sound Select Sound

Step 4

Select the type of sound in the "Source" field. To use an audio file other than the default ones, click the "..." button and specify your preferred audio file.

Select the type of the sound Select the type of the sound
point Click "Test" to check the sound

You can check the sound you chose by clicking the "Test" button.

Click Test to check the sound Click Test to check the sound

Step 5

Configure the alert settings and click "OK".

Alert settings Alert settings

Number

Item name

Descriptions

1

Expiration

Specify the expiration time for the alert. To set the expiration time, check the box and enter or select the date and time. If you don't want to set it, put an X mark in the box.

2

Symbol/Condition/Value

Specify the symbol, condition, and value for the alert.
Bid <: Notify when the bid price of the symbol goes below the specified value.
Bid >: Notify when the bid price of the symbol goes above the specified value.
Ask <: Notify when the ask price of the symbol goes below the specified value.
Ask >: Notify when the ask price of the symbol goes above the specified value.
Last <: Notify when the last price of the symbol goes below the specified value.
Last >: Notify when the last price of the symbol goes above the specified value.
Volume <: Notify when the last traded volume of the symbol goes below the specified value. Set the value in price (base currency).
Volume >: Notify when the last traded volume of the symbol goes above the specified value. Set the value in price (base currency).
Time =: Notify at the specified time. Set the value as "HH:MM".

3

Timeout

Set the time interval for the alert sound.

4

Maximum iterations

Set the number of times to repeat the alert sound. Enter or select the number from the pull-down menu.

Step 6

You will see the alert you have set in the "Alerts" tab.

The alert you have set The alert you have set

Once the alert is finished, there will be a check mark.

A check mark A check mark

Step 7

To edit the alert settings, right-click on the alert and select "Modify" in the context menu. You can also select "Delete" if you wish to remove the alert, or "Disable" to disable it temporarily.

Edit the alert settings Edit the alert settings

Date

Created

 : 2022.09.20

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.09.20

Writer

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

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Takayoshi Nakamaru

Nakamaru is a manual production consultant at FINTECS, a company that specializes in creating manuals for their clients.
With a wide range of experience from fintech to entertainment, he presents what user-friendly manuals should be like.
He works with numerous large corporations as an external manual production project manager.

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Supervisor

Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

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Akira Takagi

After graduating from Computer Science at the Uninove, Brazil, in 2014, he has worked on various systems development projects.
He participated as a developer in the launch of forex services in 2019. Since then, he has also been involved in the development of MetaTrader plugins and APIs. He is certified by MetaQuotes as a MetaTrader5 Administrator and active in consulting and advisory as well.

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