Close trade after X bars thinkscript strategy?

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toncuz

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Hi...newbie here.

Does anyone know of any script I can add to a thinkscript strategy backtest that closes the trade after x amount of bars?

For ex: "After price breaks above 20 day moving average, close trade after 5 bars". Or 3 bars etc...

So I change number of bars to see the strength of a typical breakout per each moveing average breakout or any other strategy. Obviously, the script would replace the "auto buy to close" or auto sel to closel" at the bottom of a TOS strategy. Thanks in advance.
 
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@toncuz ToS does have support for the
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within X bars
For example, MovAvgExponential()."AvgExp" crosses close within 5 bars. Give that a try and see if you can replicate it to your need. But I'm not sure if what you needed is available in ThinkorSwim.
 
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toncuz

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Thank you...

Sorry...I meant after a buy signal.

"After price breaks above 20 day moving average, buy-to-open, THEN...sell-to-close trade after 5 bars"

 
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@toncuz I don't think thats possible at the moment.

 
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tlee404

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Instead of bars is there a way to use days or some set time in the future?
 

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