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Volumes options with get_data function python API


I am having a hard time getting the right volumes for the options:

As an example below, im getting the 52 lots of volume for the date of the 7th of July but this actually is the volume for the 6th of July. i dont know if it is something I can solve or if it is something about your data quality, but it happens very often and it is difficult to deal with.


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When retrieving timeseries for multiple fields using get_data method of Eikon Data APIs, the rows in the dataframe returned do not always align on the same date, especially when there are null values in the dataset. If you add to the list of fields, you'll see that indeed the value of 52 for TR.AccumulatedVolume for 1SB1925H1 corresponds to July 6th, yet it is returned on the same row as the value of July 7th for The same issue can be reproduced in Excel using =TR("1SB1925H1",";TR.SettlementPrice;TR.AccumulatedVolume;","SDate=20210701 EDate=20210706") function. However, in Excel you can align all fields on the same date by adding date as a row header with RH:Date parameter. Unfortunately, Eikon Data APIs currently do not provide such capability, although it is in the works. In the meantime, the only workaround is to request the date for each field, and then use pandas to reindex the dataframe on a superset of date values for each field.
Here's as example of how this could be implemented for a single instrument.

def get_history(instrument, fields, params=None):
    instrument: str
    fields: list
    params: dict
    fields = [x.upper() for x in fields]
    fld_dt = fields + [x.upper() + ".DATE" for x in fields]
    df, err = ek.get_data(instrument, fld_dt, params, field_name=True)
    tmp_df = df[[fields[0]+".DATE",fields[0]]].replace('',np.nan)
    tmp_df.dropna(subset=[fields[0]+".DATE"], inplace=True)
    tmp_df.set_index(fields[0]+".DATE", inplace=True)
    for x in fields[1:]:
        tmp_df1 = df[[x+".DATE",x]].replace('',np.nan)
        tmp_df1.dropna(subset=[x+".DATE"], inplace=True)
        tmp_df1.set_index(x+".DATE", inplace=True)
        tmp_df = tmp_df.merge(tmp_df1, how='outer', 
                              left_index=True, right_index=True)
    return tmp_df

get_history("1SB1925H1", ["TR.SettlementPrice","TR.AccumulatedVolume"],
            {'SDate':'2021-07-01', 'EDate':'2021-07-06'})
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Clear and correct, I adjusted indeed as suggested.
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Hi @emmanuel.chaslin

I converted and tested your formula in Eikon Excel.

I got the same result(This confirms that the coding is valid):


If I only retrieve TR.AccumulatedVolume, this is the result:


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