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Field information for Bloomberg Server connection V3

Since R2021a



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


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

Connect to the Bloomberg Server using the IP address of the machine running the Bloomberg Server. This example uses the Bloomberg Server C++ interface and assumes the following:

  • The Bloomberg UUID is 12345678.

  • The IP address for the machine running the Bloomberg Server is ''.

c is a bloombergServer object.

uuid = 12345678;
ipaddress = '';

c = bloombergServer(uuid,ipaddress);

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 Server connection, specified as a bloombergServer 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