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Read candle (OHLCV)#


Retrieves current candle for a symbol and timeframe

For more information see Async api documentation


In order to retrieve a latest candle, your application needs to emit request event with the following payload.

Name Type Required Description
type string Yes request type, must be getCandle if you want to retrieve a current candle
accountId string Yes MetaTrader account id. You can retrieve account id from Web application after you add your MetaTrader account to our platform. The account id can also be obtained via Provisioning API
requestId string Yes request id which your application must supply. Request id must be unique during an API connection
application string MetaApi application id. Default is RPC
symbol string Yes symbol (e.g. currency pair or an index)
timeframe string Yes defines the timeframe according to which the candle must be generated. Allowed values for MT5 are 1m, 2m, 3m, 4m, 5m, 6m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 20m, 30m, 1h, 2h, 3h, 4h, 6h, 8h, 12h, 1d, 1w, 1mn. Allowed values for MT4 are 1m, 5m, 15m 30m, 1h, 4h, 1d, 1w, 1mn
keepSubscription boolean if set to true, the account will get a long-term subscription to symbol market data. Long-term subscription means that on subsequent calls you will get updated value faster. If set to false or not set, the subscription will be set to expire in 12 minutes.


After executing your request the API server will emit response event with the following payload.

Name Type Required Description
type string Yes The value of this field will be response in the response to the above request
requestId string Yes request id the response relates to
accountId string Yes account id specified in the request
candle object Yes candle (ohlcv). Candle schema: MetatraderCandle

Code example#

import ioClient from '';

const socket = ioClient('', {
    path: '/ws',
    reconnection: false,
    query: {
        'auth-token': 'token'

const request =  {
    accountId: '865d3a4d-3803-486d-bdf3-a85679d9fad2',
    type: 'getCandle',
    requestId: '60440b68-f098-4f9e-b9d0-ec7149979ec9',
    symbol: 'AUDNZD',
    timeframe: '15m'

socket.on('connect', () => {
    socket.emit('request', request);

socket.on('response', response => {

socket.on('processingError', err => {

Response example#

  "type": "response",
  "requestId": "60440b68-f098-4f9e-b9d0-ec7149979ec9",
  "accountId": "865d3a4d-3803-486d-bdf3-a85679d9fad2",
  "candle": {
    "symbol": "AUDNZD",
    "timeframe": "15m",
    "time": "2020-04-07T03:45:00.000Z",
    "brokerTime": "2020-04-07 06:45:00.000",
    "open": 1.03297,
    "high": 1.06309,
    "low": 1.02705,
    "close": 1.043,
    "tickVolume": 1435,
    "spread": 17,
    "volume": 345