I'm trying to pull data via the python Datastream api as a replacement for the excel plugin. In excel, there is an option to specify datatype and different datatypes change the time series output entirely. I was wondering how I might do that via the python api?
An example for time series TOTMKCN on 2020 Q2 and Q3 data is in the attached photos.
Assuming you're using DatastreamDSWS library, you can utilize the same mnemonics and datatypes you use in =DSGRID worksheet function in Excel, e.g.
ds.get_data ('TOTMKCN',['DWNP', 'DWSE'], start='-1Y', freq='Q')
Does this answer your question?