|Financial Databases and Research|
Very often when you are doing research you can only get part of the information you need from a single database. Some of the information you need may be available in the database Datastream. This database has much financial information, including: commodities, financial information from annual reports, and data from stock exchanges. When you have a specific list of companies which is not available as a list in Datastream, like for instance as a constituent list, you may want to upload your own list.
You can create and upload a list of identifiers for companies in datastream. Only three types of lists can be uploaded based on one of the following identifiers: DS codes, Sedol codes, or ISIN codes. For more information on these identifiers check out an earlier entry of this blog called: "Company identifiers & databases".
Loading a list in Datastream using Microsoft Excel can only be done if a Datastream connection is available and installed. This is visible in Excel when an extra menu option is available called: "Datastream-AFO". Loading a list of Sedol company codes and using it to download data goes as follows:
Part 1: creating a list for Datastream
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