I've been using the Eikon API, but recently discovered the RDP (Refinitiv Data Platform). The RDP looks to be where much of the future focus will be for Refinitiv. Currently, through the RDP, can I access everything that I currently can through the Eikon API? Since RDP is the future, I suspect that the RDP will (or may currently have) more features than Eikon API, so should I start to transition over to RDP now?
RDP is a single data platform that when fully developed and rolled out will be providing data to both enterprise and end user applications like Eikon. RDP is currently work in progress and it does not yet provide access to all the data you can retrieve using Eikon APIs. At this point it would be premature to start planning full transition to RDP. However you may be able to start using some RDP endpoints.
With RDP Libraries, you can access both RDP data and Eikon Data API data with minimal code changes.
Please see more detail in the following resources:
Refinitiv Data Platform APIs is one API of RDP. The APIs provide data via REST API and Websocket interface so any languages which support these interfaces can access data available on RDP.
To access the API Playground, you need to log in with Eikon username and password. If you do not have the permission to access data, please contact Refinitiv Account team.