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Redundant rows/returns when pulling data

We are curious why the following function returns numerous duplicate rows in Excel:

=TR("SHIP.O","TR.EPSEstValue.date;TR.EPSEstValue;TR.EPSEstValue.analystname;TR.EPSEstValue.origdate;TR.EPSEstValue.confirmdate;TR.EPSEstValue.periodenddate","SDate=2017-01-01 EDate=2018-01-01 Period=3FQ2019 CH=Fd")

This example uses a stock with only one public analyst, and yet we are seeing row after row of what appear to be duplicate returns. The issue is magnified when looking at stocks covered by more than one analyst. Thank you!

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I raised case 07465434 on your behalf with Refinitiv Helpdesk. The Helpdesk will contact you to address the issue you reported here.

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The resolution provided by the Helpdesk:
The reason is that you use both a start date and an end date, which makes it a time series request. It returns a row with EPS estimates for every trading day between two dates. Since for these dates and this period there are no EPS estimates from brokers, you are just getting NULLs.

If we remove the EDate we get just one NULL row. If we change the value of Sdate to 0D:

=TR("SHIP.O","TR.EPSEstValue.analystname;TR.EPSEstValue.date;TR.EPSEstValue;TR.EPSEstValue.origdate;TR.EPSEstValue.confirmdate;TR.EPSEstValue.periodenddate","SDate=0D Period=3FQ2019 CH=Fd")
we we get two analysts.

And if we then put back the EDate set to 1 year ago:

=TR("SHIP.O","TR.EPSEstValue.analystname;TR.EPSEstValue.date;TR.EPSEstValue;TR.EPSEstValue.origdate;TR.EPSEstValue.confirmdate;TR.EPSEstValue.periodenddate","SDate=0D EDate=-1AY Period=3FQ2019 CH=Fd")
the values returned repeat for every day between the two dates.

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