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[Eikon Data API - Streaming Prices - Python] Cannot receive streaming prices via API, error: Receive status message for unknown subscription

1) Main issue: When using Eikon Data API for Python, there is an issue on receiving streaming data with a python script as simple as:

import eikon as ek

ek.set_app_key("xxxxx")
ek.set_log_level(1)


def on_update(item, fields, status, error):
    print(f"Item: {item}, Fields: {fields}")

stream = ek.StreamingPrices(instruments=['BRL='], 
                            fields=['CF_BID', 'CF_ASK'], 
                            on_update=on_update)

stream.open()

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2) Actions tried:

- Enabling debug log on Configuration Manager: points that it is most likely to be a communication bug with the api proxy locally:
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- System check: everything is ok, except for private network (which is not used).

- Using refinitiv.data module instead of eikon module: same error as before.

- Using Refinitiv Eikon Datastream add on for Excel: after logged in, the only functions displayed are the ones for charts. In addition, my account is not subscribed to Datastream Web Services.

- Tried to use the same Eikon version, and other version on different computers, with different operational systems: same error as before.

- Search for similar issues: https://community.developers.refinitiv.com/questions/107081/streamingprices-unknown-subscription.html, but is does not point to a solution to follow.

- Refinitiv Support: they said that they do not handle functionalities related to Eikon API, and have adviced to post a question in this developers forum.

3) In conclusion, I need to stream FX prices (bid and ask). I rather not use get_data because of api limits. Could you help me with this api issue in order to use StreamingPrices for python properly?

4) Versions:

Eikon: 4.0.63
Python: 3.7.2
Operational System: Windows Server 2012 R2

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@Christiano

Thank you for the updating.

I have forwarded your information to the product team. I have also created a new case to the Eikon support team to verify what the problem is because this issue is out of the API scope.

The support team will contact you directly. I am not sure if clearing Eikon cache can help because it looks like the API proxy still gets an invalid hostname.


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To close this issue, the Refinitiv support team has contacted my team directly, and the problem was solved. It appeared to be a disruption with the API service and it might has caused a global issue, which is now mitigated and working fine.
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@Christiano

Thank you for reaching out to us.

I tested the code and checked the log. The log showed that the Eikon or Refinitiv Workspace can establish a WebSocket connection to the server properly.

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According to the error message, it could be the problem on the Eikon or Refinitiv workspace processes.

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The Eikon or Refinitiv Workspace may not be able to establish a WebSocket connection to the server. Please kindly contact the Eikon or Refinitiv Workspace support team via MyRefinitiv to verify what the problem is.


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Hi @Jirapongse, thank you for helping. Unfortunately, as I said before, the Refinitiv Support has told me they do not handle functionalities related to Eikon API, and have adviced to post a question in this developers forum. I will provide an update below related to my issue, that was discovered after my question was posted.

[Issue Update]

1) It was found that using Eikon's Codebook, a GUI in the software for Jupyter Notebook provided by the software itself, the StreamingPrices method works fine. Checking the versions:

Python: 3.8.15, packaged by conda-forge (gcc 10.4.0)
Numpy module: 1.22.4
Pandas module: 1.3.5
Eikon module: 1.1.16

2) Testing on a virtual environment on the command prompt, I have used the following versions:

Python: 3.8.1, pip
Numpy module: 1.22.4
Pandas module: 1.3.5
Eikon module: 1.1.16

Same error occurs.

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@Christiano

I contacted the internal team to check this issue.

I will keep you posted after getting responses from that team.

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@Christiano

The product team found that the problem may relate to the WebSocket server that Eikon is connecting to.

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The correct one should be amers2.

They would like to see the Eikon Configuration at startup. You can enable it via the Refinitiv Eikon - Configuration Manager.

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After restarting Eikon, the DumpedSAPURL.xml file will be created in the C:\ProgramData\Thomson Reuters\Eikon Data\Logs folder. Look for the <SAP sap="streamingweb.cp." ..> key to see the address that Eikon is using.

For example:

<SAP sap="streamingweb.cp." hosted="true" trusted="true" prefix="" address="apac1-ws-hmds.platform.refinitiv.com">apac1-ws-hmds.platform.refinitiv.com</SAP>

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@Jirapongse

1) Proceeding as described, on C:\ProgramData\Thomson Reuters\Eikon Data\Logs\DumpedSAPURL.xml, the tag aforementioned is highlighted below:

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Note that even though it is configured for amers2, the API Proxy logs as amers1. I have noticed the following part in that log, it might indicate something:

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The CpUrlService url conversion could be the problem somehow.

2) After that, I tried to change the region from amer1 to amer2 at C:\Program Files (x86)\Thomson Reuters\Eikon\X\Config\CountryDataCenter.xml and C:\Program Files (x86)\Thomson Reuters\Eikon\Z\Config\CountryDataCenter.xml. However, modifying that and restarting the application did not change the websocket url to amers2.

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3) It also worths note that on the System Test, I had the following errors (that maybe linked to the main issue):

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