Here is the scenario:
1. i manually create instrument list - hundreds of RICs e.g. all SP500 constituent;
2. I create the template;
3. I run the schedule job to get my data.
However, for step 1, is there a way to create the instrument list via API or other automation method, given that i already have my list of RICs in a file or sth.... rather than manually type in the UI...
If you have the list of RICs in a file, you can convert it to supported structure in CSV or XML file, and then import it to an Instrument list via either API or Web UI. The sample of imported CSV file is below. For more information about generating CSV files, please see Importing Instruments section in DataScope Select User Guide.
RIC,THB= ISN,US912828R366 RIC,GBP= RIC,CHF=
If you use C#, you can download DSS REST API C# example application. The application provides C# and HTTP sample code illustrating many techniques and use cases including creating an instrument list in Instrument List Examples as shown below:
To run the example application, please refer to Quick Start