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Bloomberg Desktop

Current market, real-time, intraday tick, historical, and security lookup data from Bloomberg® Desktop

After you create a Bloomberg Desktop connection, you can retrieve current, real-time, intraday tick, historical, and security lookup data.

Functions

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blpBloomberg Desktop connection V3
isconnectionDetermine Bloomberg connection V3
closeClose Bloomberg connection V3
eqsEquity screening data for Bloomberg connection V3
getProperties of Bloomberg connection V3
getbulkdataBulk data with header information for Bloomberg connection V3
getdataCurrent data for Bloomberg connection V3
historyHistorical data for Bloomberg connection V3
portfolioCurrent portfolio data for Bloomberg connection V3
realtimeReal-time data for Bloomberg connection V3
stopUnsubscribe real-time requests for Bloomberg connection V3
tahistoryHistorical technical analysis for Bloomberg connection V3
timeseriesIntraday tick data for Bloomberg connection V3
categoryField category search for Bloomberg connection V3
fieldinfoField information for Bloomberg connection V3
fieldsearchField search for Bloomberg connection V3
lookupFind information about securities for Bloomberg connection V3

Topics

Bloomberg Desktop Connection

Data Server Connection Requirements

Find license and proxy information requirements for the supported data service providers.

Installing Bloomberg and Configuring Connections

Find the connection requirements for Bloomberg interfaces.

Comparing Bloomberg Connections

Learn about the different Bloomberg services.

Bloomberg Desktop Data Retrieval

Workflow for Bloomberg

Connect to different Bloomberg services and retrieve various Bloomberg data.

Connect to Bloomberg

Connect to Bloomberg using four different Bloomberg services.

Retrieve Current and Historical Data Using Bloomberg

Connect to Bloomberg and retrieve current and historical Bloomberg market data.

Retrieve Bloomberg Current Data

Retrieve Bloomberg current data for one or multiple securities.

Retrieve Bloomberg Historical Data

Retrieve Bloomberg historical data for one or multiple securities.

Retrieve Bloomberg Intraday Tick Data

Retrieve Bloomberg intraday tick data for one security.

Retrieve Bloomberg Real-Time Data

Retrieve Bloomberg real-time data using an event handler function.

Writing and Running Custom Event Handler Functions

You can process events related to any data updates by writing a custom event handler function for use with Datafeed Toolbox™.