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How to get the category of an asset?

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When searching an asset using datastream, there is a category column on the left to narrow down the search result. My question is: given a specific asset, how can I get its category? In other words, is there a datastream datatype for "category"? I know there is a "TYPE" datatype but they are still a little bit different.

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Hi @wangh9 ,


Have you had a look at the Data Type search? There you can find fields for any asset type.

E.g.:


df  = ds.get_data(tickers='613XGU',
                  kind=0,
                  fields=["TYPE"])

Returns 'BD '


df = ds.get_data(tickers = "RMCPANNL", # be careful not to put spaces in between elements here, or else these spaces will be included in column names.
                 fields = ["TYPE"],
                 kind=0)


Returns 'EC '


These are described in the 'TYPE' data definition:


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Is this satisfactory? It's not exactly like the Datastream Navigator Categories...


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