Could you tell me what API I can use for low latency access to live economic releases and where I don't need to have my reuters open. I am developing in C#.
The ECI indicator does not update frequently.
If you have access to ERT in Cloud, you can use Elektron WebSocket API.
You can still follow the same process to get each country's Economic Indicator RICs.
You can try Datastream Web Service. The Datastream Web Service (DSWS) API provides access to Datastream content based on SOAP/XML, REST/JSON & .NET.
Datastream is the world’s leading time series database, enabling strategists, economists and research communities’ access to the most comprehensive financial information available.
Sorry for the inconvenience, but we upgraded our Developer Portal recently and therefore the link from the 7th Sept post is outdated.
The new link for the tutorials is Websocket API tutorials
and the new link for the article is Retrieve Cross Economic Data using Eikon Data API
Please confirm which example you are running and where you are trying to connect to.
Assuming you have a Refinitiv Data Platform account, you should have received a Welcome to Refinitiv - Your New Account type email, which contains a Machine ID as well as links to setting your password and checking you have a valid My.Refinitiv account.
The My.Refinitiv account is a user account (for admin/support purposes) whilst the Machine ID is required to connect and consume data programmatically from the ERT in Cloud / Refinitiv Data Platform.
And yes - assuming you have a MachineID you can use that to consume data from the cloud without having to have your Eikon desktop application running. Note that a MachineID can be licenced for different types of data - so it would have to have realtime data licence in order to consume the Economic indicator data my colleague referred to above.
The easiest way to confirm you have the correct credentials etc is work through the QuickStart for ERT in Cloud and confirm you can connect