issue with datastreamws (HTTPs)
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I am trying to retrieve data from datastream. Once I attempt use my credential for the access (c = datastreamws(username,password)), I receive an error message.
Error using datastreamws
HTTP is an insecure protocol, use HTTPs instead.
Does anyone know if the error has something to do with my computer security or the function itself? How can it be fixed? Thanks a lot!
Jemima Pulipati on 9 Jul 2020
Edited: Jemima Pulipati on 9 Jul 2020
Currently, datastreamws does use HTTP in the endpoint. To work around the issue and use the HTTPS protocol through our interface, you can use the following code:
d = datastreamws("","","https://product.datastream.com/DSWSClient/V1/DSService.svc/rest/Token?username=user&password=pword")
d.URL = "https://product.datastream.com/DSWSClient/V1/DSService.svc/rest/GetData"
where ‘user’ and ‘pword’ are your username and password. After connecting with this syntax, you should be able to make historical requests.