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Field category search for Bloomberg connection V3


d = category(c,f)



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


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Create the Bloomberg® connection.

c = blp;

Alternatively, you can connect to the Bloomberg Server using blpsrv or Bloomberg B-PIPE® using bpipe.

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.

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.


Input Arguments

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Bloomberg connection, specified as a connection object created using blp, blpsrv, or bpipe.

Search term, specified as a character vector or string scalar to denote Bloomberg fields.

Data Types: char | string

Output Arguments

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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.

Introduced in R2010b

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