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.
Hi @wangh9 ,
Have you had a look at the Data Type search? There you can find fields for any asset type.
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:
Is this satisfactory? It's not exactly like the Datastream Navigator Categories...