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Bloomberg V3 field category search

Syntax

Description

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d = category(c,f) returns category information given a search term f.

Examples

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Search for the Bloomberg Last Price Field

Create the Bloomberg® connection.

c = blp;

Request the Bloomberg category description of the last price field.

d = category(c,'LAST_PRICE');

Display the first three rows of Bloomberg category description data in d.

d(1:3,:)
ans = 

    'Analysis'    'OP054'    'DELTA_LAST'    'Delta Last Trade...'    'Double'
    'Analysis'    'OP051'    'IVOL_LAST'     'Implied Volatili...'    'Double'
    'Analysis'    'OP006'    'DELTA'         'Delta Best Price'       'Double'

The columns in d contain the following:

  • Category

  • Field identifier

  • Field mnemonic

  • Field name

  • Field data type

Close the Bloomberg connection.

close(c);

Input Arguments

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c — Bloomberg connectionconnection object

Bloomberg connection, specified as a connection object created using blp.

f — Search termstring

Search term, specified as a string to denote Bloomberg fields.

Data Types: char

Output Arguments

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d — Return datacell array

Return data, returned as an N-by-5 cell array containing categories, field identifiers, field mnemonics, field names, and field data types for each N row in the data set.

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