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What do the numbers returned in FID 259, RECORDTYPE mean? What information are they giving?

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This (numeric) field is used to determine a symbol's asset class.

Asset classes, and example RICs (Reuters Instrument Codes):

  • equity (VOD.L)
  • future (CLC1)
  • index (.DJI)
  • bond (CA13522ZDM3=)
  • currency (EUR=)
  • money market (EUR1MD=)
  • chain (0#.DJI)

Note: a chain is a RIC containing a list of RICs.

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FID (Field IDentifier) 259 provides information about an instrument's asset type. It was previously listed in 3000Xtra in C:\Program Files\Reuters\Common\RealTime\appendix_a.

In Eikon it is listed in the real time fields in PL_appendix_a in C:\Program Files\Thomson Reuters\TRD 6\Config, In Eikon 4, C:\Program Files (x86)\Thomson Reuters\Eikon\X\Config OR C:\Program Files (x86)\Thomson Reuters\Eikon\Z\Bin\Apps\TR.OFFICE.CORE\0.0.0.0\Config

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