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Field information for Bloomberg Desktop connection V3

Since R2021a



d = fieldinfo(c,f) returns field information using the bloomberg object c with the Bloomberg® Desktop C++ interface and field mnemonic f.


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Create a Bloomberg connection, and then retrieve information for the last price field.

Create the Bloomberg connection using the Bloomberg Desktop C++ interface.

c = bloomberg;

Return data as a table by setting the DataReturnFormat property of the bloomberg object. If you do not set this property, the fieldinfo function returns data as a cell array.

c.DataReturnFormat = 'table';

Retrieve the Bloomberg field information for the LAST_PRICE field.

d = fieldinfo(c,f);

Display the last four columns in the returned Bloomberg information.

ans =

  1×4 table

      ID         MNEMONIC            DESCRIPTION          DATATYPE
    _______    ____________    _______________________    ________

    'RQ005'    'LAST_PRICE'    'Last Trade/Last Price'    'Double'

The columns in d are:

  • Field identifier

  • Field mnemonic

  • Field name

  • Field data type

You can also access the Bloomberg help information in the first column.

Close the Bloomberg connection.


Input Arguments

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Bloomberg connection, specified as a bloomberg object.

Field mnemonic, specified as a character vector or string scalar that denotes the Bloomberg field information to retrieve.

Data Types: char | string

Output Arguments

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Field information, returned as an N-by-5 cell array, a structure, or a table.

The columns (or fields) of the data types are:

  • Field help

  • Field identifier

  • Field mnemonic

  • Field name

  • Field data type

The data type of the field information depends on the DataReturnFormat property of the connection object.

Version History

Introduced in R2021a