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dir

Current Bloomberg Data License connection folder listing

Syntax

list = dir(c)

Description

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list = dir(c) returns the contents of the current working folder using the Bloomberg® Data License connection c.

Examples

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Create the Bloomberg Data License connection c. This code assumes the following:

  • The Bloomberg Data License SFTP server login name is 'xxxxx'.

  • The Bloomberg Data License SFTP server password is 'xxxxxxxx'.

  • The Bloomberg Data License SFTP server name is 'dlsftp.bloomberg.com'.

  • The Bloomberg Data License SFTP port number is 30206.

  • The decryption code is 'nAcLeZ'.

username = 'xxxxx';
password = 'xxxxxxxx';
hostname = 'dlsftp.bloomberg.com';
portnumber = 30206;
decrypt = 'nAcLeZ';

c = bdl(username,password,hostname,portnumber,decrypt);

Request the contents list of the current working folder using c.

list = dir(c)
list = 
       
  'd--x--x--x    2 root     root         4096 Sep  5 11:25 bin'
  'dr--r--r--    2 root     root         4096 Sep  5 11:25 etc'
  'drwxrwxrwx    2 op       general     61440 Sep 24 02:11 notices'
  ...

list contains a cell array of character vectors. Each character vector is one folder or file name.

Close the Bloomberg Data License connection.

close(c)

Input Arguments

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Bloomberg Data License connection, specified as a connection object created using bdl.

Output Arguments

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Current working folder contents, returned as an n-by-1 cell array of character vectors. n is the number of files or folders within the current working folder. Each character vector contains folder listing information for a folder or file name.

Tips

  • For details about Bloomberg Data License, see the relevant guides by entering DLSD and clicking <GO> in the Bloomberg terminal.

Introduced in R2015a

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