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Communicate with Data Providers

This section uses Bloomberg® as an example of how to retrieve data with the Datafeed Toolbox™. To establish a connection to the Bloomberg communications server, use blp. To retrieve connection properties, use get. To terminate a connection, use close.

You can communicate with other supported data providers using a similar set of toolbox functions. The table below lists functions used to connect to different data providers.

Data ProviderToolbox Function

Bloomberg

blp

eSignal®

esig

FactSet®

factset or fds

FRED®

fred

Haver Analytics®

haver

Interactive Data™

idc

IQFEED®

iqf

Kx Systems®, Inc.

kx

SIX Financial Information

tlkrs

Thomson Reuters™

datastream or reuters

Yahoo!®

yahoo

To retrieve connection properties, use get. To terminate a connection, use close.

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