Plot Horizontal Lines in Lower Window

Pilotone

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I am trying to plot six lines on a lower window at "0".
Each line would extend from a specific time and end at a specific time.
They would occur daily but only for the current day. In other words not display for every day simultaneously.
Ideally each line would have it's own color.
For Example London 9 pm - 1 am. Note in this case it extends into the next day.
The other lines are withing the same day.
Sorry, image would not post.

Thanks much
 
Solution
here is another way, using a sub script , reusing the same code.
i used constants for parameters in the 6 plots commands at the end.
you can replace them with variables.
i used different price levels to make it easier to see the separate lines.

Code:
# lowerlines_02

declare lower;

script drawline {
  input start = 0;
  input end = 0;
  input pricelevel = 0;
  input color = 0;
  input thick = 0;

# line 1
# define a time period
#input start1 = 1000;
#input end1 = 1100;
# is current bar during the desired time period?
def period1 = if SecondsFromTime(start) >= 0 and SecondsTillTime(end) > 0 then 1 else 0;
def istoday = if GetLastDay() == GetDay() then 1 else 0;

# combine those 2 rules into 1 condition, true when both are true
def line1 =...
for each line, there will be 2 time conditions.
1. is the current bar in the desired time period
2. is it today.
here is an example to draw a line within a time period, on just the current day.

Code:
# lowerlines_01

declare lower;

def na = Double.NaN;

# line 1
# define a time period
input start1 = 1000;
input end1 = 1100;
# is current bar during the desired time period?
def period1 = if SecondsFromTime(start1) >= 0 and SecondsTillTime(end1) > 0 then 1 else 0;

def istoday = if GetLastDay() == GetDay() then 1 else 0;

# combine those 2 rules into 1 condition, true when both are true
def line1 = (period1 and istoday);

plot z1 = if line1 then 0 else na;
z1.SetDefaultColor(color.red);
z1.SetStyle(Curve.MEDIUM_DASH);
# a number 1-5
z1.setlineweight(2);
z1.hidebubble();
#

just copy this 6 times and change the variables.
this uses specific times to define a period.

there is another way, but i'll start with the simple way
 
here is another way, using a sub script , reusing the same code.
i used constants for parameters in the 6 plots commands at the end.
you can replace them with variables.
i used different price levels to make it easier to see the separate lines.

Code:
# lowerlines_02

declare lower;

script drawline {
  input start = 0;
  input end = 0;
  input pricelevel = 0;
  input color = 0;
  input thick = 0;

# line 1
# define a time period
#input start1 = 1000;
#input end1 = 1100;
# is current bar during the desired time period?
def period1 = if SecondsFromTime(start) >= 0 and SecondsTillTime(end) > 0 then 1 else 0;
def istoday = if GetLastDay() == GetDay() then 1 else 0;

# combine those 2 rules into 1 condition, true when both are true
def line1 = (period1 and istoday);

plot z1 = if line1 then pricelevel else Double.NaN;
#z1.SetDefaultColor(color.red);
z1.SetDefaultColor(getcolor(color));
#z1.SetStyle(Curve.MEDIUM_DASH);
# a number 1-5
z1.setlineweight(thick);
z1.hidebubble();
}

#  start , end, price level , color# (0-9) , thickness (1-5)

plot a = drawline(0900, 1100, 0, 1, 2);
plot b = drawline(1000, 1300, 1, 2, 1);
plot c = drawline(0930, 1600, 2, 3, 4);
plot d = drawline(1130, 1300, 3, 4, 1);
plot e = drawline(1300, 1400, 4, 5, 2);
plot f = drawline(1100, 1400, 5, 6, 3);
#

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Solution
@halcyonguy, thanks for sharing the code! It's really sophisticated and I have learned something from your code.

I would like share one thing about showing horizontal lines correctly in the lower position, just in case some people are searching for the answer.

I was trying to show $Tick and $ADD in the lower windows with some horizontal lines. I prefer showing bars instead of lines, but it seems the "ChartType" function has been deprecated, so I cannot code everything in one go. Then I came up with two solutions:

1: Drawing price levels manually.
Drawing manually give me fixed lines, which is good. But when I changed to other product symbols, price levels disappeared. I don't want to draw these lines every time I change symbols.

2: Putting Comparison and the code of Horizontal Lines together.
This sounds simple. However, to my surprise, when I do this, the scale on the right-hand side sometimes became percentage and and sometimes became numbers. That really drove me crazy! Finally, I found the solution: placing horizontal line code first and comparison second will make the scale show fixed numbers.
 

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