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Field information for Bloomberg connection V3


d = fieldinfo(c,f)



d = fieldinfo(c,f) returns field information on Bloomberg® V3 connection object c given a field mnemonic f.


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Create a Bloomberg connection.

c = blp;

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

Retrieve the Bloomberg field information for the 'LAST_PRICE' field.

d = fieldinfo(c,'LAST_PRICE');

Display the returned Bloomberg information.

d{1} =
Last price for the security. Field updates in realtime.

  Returns the last price provided by the exchange. For securities that trade Monday through Friday, this field will be populated only if such information has been provided by the exchange in the past 30 trading days. For all other securities, this field will be populated only if such information was provided by the exchange in the last 30 calendar days. This applies to common stocks, receipts, warrants, and real estate investment trusts (REITs).
d{2} =
d{3} =
d{4} =
Last Trade/Last Price
d{5} =

The columns in d contain the following:

  • Field help with the Bloomberg descriptive information

  • 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.

Field mnemonic, specified as a character vector or string scalar that denotes the Bloomberg field information to retrieve.

Data Types: char | string

Output Arguments

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Return data, returned as an N-by-5 cell array containing the field help, field identifier, field mnemonic, field name, and field data type.

Introduced in R2010b

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