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Data Retrieval Basics

 

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Real Time Streams and snaps

  • Use the Eikon Data API for a performant, easy to use Websocket API with up to a 3000 RIC watchlist
  • Script in Python for simplicity and accessibility
  • Use our Refinitiv Real-Time SDK for the optimised performance, lowest latency and highest throughput (Refinitiv Real-Time SDK (Java/C/C++)
  • Use the Websocket API for performance and accessibility up to a 3000 RIC watchlist
Time Series
  • Use DataStream DSWS API for best in class economic time-series request response capability
  • Use the Eikon Data API for a broad range of cross asset financial timeseries
  • Use Knowledge Direct where you need to redistributable tme series . For example to power a web portal
Fundamental  and Reference Data
  • If you need private and public company information including fundamental and reference data (balance sheets, estimates, research, key ratios, corporate actions and events, filings and ownership), with timeseries as a bulk data or request response use Eikon Data API
  • If you need scheduled / on demand fundamental and reference data including balance sheets, estimates, research, key ratios, corporate actions and events, filings and ownership, with timeseries as a bulk data or request response use DataScope Select API
  • on demand FRD bulk data or request response is accessed via Refinitiv Data Platform APIs
News
  • Realtime Streaming - If you need real time streaming news, with powerful filtering and tagging for monitoring markets or looking at sentiment use the Eikon Data API (>v1.1.2)
  • Eikon Data API is also available for request response historical news retrieval 
  • For the highest performance and throughput real-time streaming use the Refinitiv Real-Time SDK - available for Java/C/C++
  • Websockets for realtime streaming ensuring good performance comes via the Websocket API
  • Historical News comes via the Refinitiv Data Platform APIs
Symboloogy Conversion
  • Interoperability across content is key, meaning traversing different code schemas can pose a challenge. Use the Eikon Data API(>v1.1.2) to quickly convert from one symbology (e.g RIC) to another (e.g ISIN),or to discover all of our symbology support
Screening Use the Eikon Data API to screen for public and private companies via myriad criteria, including financial statements, estimates, funadmentals and reference data, esg and much more Use the Refinitiv Data Platform APIs to screen for public and private companies via myriad criteria, including financial statements, estimates, funadmentals and reference data, esg and much more
Data Model Discovery
  • Eikon Data Item Browser
  • Elektron Data Dictionary
  • DataStream Navigator
  • DataScope Templates
  • Knowledge Direct Templates
  • API Playground