I execute below code to find the 'ISHARES MSCI AUSTRALIA ETF' symbol.
But I got nothing.
Then, I search the same keyword on Datastream Office. And then I got the following.
Q1. Using python API, how can I get the same results that I got from Datastream Office's?
Q2. And is there anything I can do to get and actually see more than 5 results through the DS.SYMBOLLLOOKUP in python API??
Q3. Can I get a list of variables that can be used in "fields" such as "DS.SYMBOLLOOKUP" in the first image? I could not find that list anywhere.
From my testing, it is unable to lookup 'ISHARES MSCI AUSTRALIA ETF'. Therefore, for the first and third questions, you can directly contact the Datastream WebService support team via MyRefinitv for answers.
For the second question, I found an answer in this thread. You can use the Count parameter, such as DS.SYMBOLLOOKUP(Count=20) to get more than five results.
Hi, it is advised that clients who want full coverage of Datastream's universe to use Navigator and the search tools available there. It is limited to only 5 returned values per search and cover extends to the below categories.
Bonds & Convertibles
Credit Default Swaps as “CDS”
Further information can be found on infobase