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Create custom symbol

In MetaTrader5 (MT5), you can create custom symbols, import historical data, and display the price on your chart. Please note that you cannot delete or overwrite the historical data in MT5, so you must create a custom symbol for every historical data you wish to import. Here we will look at how to create a custom symbol.(*1)

Related article: Import historical data

(*1)You can't create custom symbols on MetaTrader4 (MT4).

Step 1

Click "View" in the menu and select "Symbols". (Shortcut keys: Ctrl+U)

Select Symbols Select Symbols

Step 2

In the "Specification" tab, click "Create Custom Symbol".

Click Create Custom Symbol Click Create Custom Symbol

Step 3

Double-click each parameter to configure. After completing the settings, click "OK".

Click OK Click OK
point To copy the settings of existing symbol
Select the existing symbol Select the existing symbol

To copy the settings of an existing symbol, select the existing symbol in the "Copy from" field. Change the symbol name and the parameters you don't wish to copy, and click "OK".

Step 4

Select the symbol you have created and click "Show Symbol". The symbol with yellow "$" is shown in the Market Watch. If "$" is gray, the symbol is not shown. After making sure that "$" is yellow, click "OK". You can also show or hide a symbol by double-clicking its "$".

Select the symbol you have created and click Show Symbol Select the symbol you have created and click Show Symbol



 : 2022.09.14


Last updated

 : 2023.07.02


Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

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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Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

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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