I have seen that you provide Python code samples that deal with the new Eikon Web API. However, as .Net/C# user, I have not found a single line of sample code anywhere. I also have not found a documentation that targets the Eikon Web API that .Net/C# developers can use and look at.
Can you please urgently point me to the correct resources? I want to use the Eikon Web API within .Net/C#.
We have not yet released the description of the underlying protocol for the scripting API, so it only exists in our own python implementation as well as the community bindings for R.
I will ask the product specialist to get in touch with you.
Eikon .Net/C# API is mainly provided to be used within Eikon connection and not with Eikon Web API.
The Python library is currently the only exposed edition of the Eikon Data APIs. As you correctly understood, this library uses an underlying Web API that is not documented. This is because this Web API is not settled yet and is still subject to change. It will be exposed and documented later this year. Stay tuned.
Thank you for this feedback. You made it very clear that a part of the Thomson Reuters Developer Community is waiting for modern Eikon APIs for .NET desktop applications.
As you can imagine, other members of the community are also waiting for Eikon APIs that work with their favorite languages and environments. In order to satisfy the largest audience, we decided to expose Eikon data via Web APIs that developers will be able to use with a variety of languages and technologies. This Web edition of the Eikon Data APIs is not finalized yet. It will be released and properly documented with tutorials and examples later this year. We know how it can be frustrating to wait for something that you really need to have your work done, but we want to make these APIs right so that the whole community is satisfied. We do not have a firm release date to communicate yet. We will do it as soon as we can.
The Python library has been built in parallel to this initiative to respond to a growing demand for this language. This library currently uses internal Eikon Web APIs that will be subject to change very soon. This is the reason why we did not document them. When the Web Edition of the Eikon Data APIs will be released, the Python library will be ported to theses new APIs, making the change seamless for Python users. The choice of this language can certainly be discussed, but if you run a search for the most popular programming languages in 2017 or 2018 you will find that Python is on the rise and is almost systematically better positioned than C#.
As mentioned above, we are taking care of providing solutions for the whole community. The Eikon Data APIs Web edition will be released with a set of documentation, with tutorials and examples to match the most common needs. These learning materials will be completed by additional examples, tutorials and articles to respond as best as we can to the demands and the feedback we receive from the community. We heard your feedback loud and clear and we think it makes sense. Rest assured that C# will be included in these learning materials.