# Variable starting at 1

#### vettett15

##### New member
Trying to setup a simple counter and ran into an issue where on the first bar of the data my "Counter10" and "Counter11" variables have an initial value of 1.

I don't understand it because since my condition10 and condition11 are 0 then i expect to get Counter10[1] and Counter11[1] which at the beginning of the day should be 0, no?

I'm looking at the SPY chart for today with the after hours turned off and at 9:30 my Counter10 and Counter11 have a value of 1 (all other values are 0)

Code:
``````input aggregationPeriod = AggregationPeriod.DAY;
input showOnlyLastPeriod = yes;

def prevPrice = open(period = aggregationPeriod)[-1];
def price = open(period = aggregationPeriod);
def PNP_HIGH = price + 0.5;
def PNP_LOW = price - 0.5;
def POMM_HIGH = price + 1.75;
def POMM_LOW = price - 1.75;

def condition1 = high >= PNP_HIGH;
def condition2 = high >= POMM_HIGH;

def condition10 = low <= PNP_LOW;
def condition11 = low <= POMM_LOW;

def Counter1 = if condition1 then Counter1[1] + 1 else Counter1[1];
def Counter2 = if condition2 then Counter2[1] + 1 else Counter2[1];

def Counter10 = if condition10 then Counter10[1] + 1 else Counter10[1];
def Counter11 = if condition11 then Counter11[1] + 1 else Counter11[1];

plot data1 = low;
plot data2 = PNP_LOW;
plot data10 = condition10;
plot data1001 = Counter10;

plot data3 = low;
plot data4 = POMM_LOW;
plot data11 = condition11;
plot data1101 = Counter11;``````