I used the python API to retrieve the names of certain finnish stocks in the finnish language. Heres an example:
names, err = ek.get_data("AHM1.HE", "DSPLY_NMLL")
This returns the name as some kind of string of numbers:
How can I convert that into that into letters?
OK, I think the issue here is that Eikon doens't support the Finnish language in the product/data fields (only in news wires). unlike for example Russian, Chinese etc,, where the local language name would in fact appear in the field DSPL_NMLL ...
See below for GAZPROM. I am not sure there is a way to convert the numbers directly from DAPI to Finnish; this would likely requre a Python module (if one exists).
I am not sure how did you get the response.
Because when I check the AHM1.HE on DSPLY_NMLL, the field is blank.
However, if the field is not blank, such as 0005.HK for Hong Kong Bank.
I can get the data successfully in local language.
The FID #1352 / DSPLY_NMLL does not have universal meaning across all exchanges. Where for the Asian markets it could be a local name, then for AHM1.HE which is Nasdaq Nordic & Baltic feeds it displays the Trade ID.
Currently I do not see any real time FID or a reference field that would deliver a local name in finnish language for finnish stocks.