Datastream: Jump-Start Guide
How to Search
Step 1: Select Data Category
Select a category in the Data Category window.
Step 2: Select Data Series
Click the Search button next to the Enter Series box.
Step 3: Select a Request Type
In Analysis window, select the request type, e.g. report, chart, table etc.
For historical time series, select the following:
- For single series, e.g. one company or one index etc.
Single Series – Data > Time Series Data
- For multiple series, e.g. several companies or several indexes etc.
Multiple Series/Flexible Chart > Time Series Data
Step 4: Refine Your Selections
Refine your selections by dates, frequency, and currency as applicable.
For Time Series requests, click the Settings to select frequency: daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly.
Step 5: Run Your Search
Click the Run Now button. Your results will show up in the Output window.
How to retrieve Datastream data in Excel
Use Request Table in the Excel Add-In to transfer large amounts of data.
Video Tutorial (00:02:48)
Dead companies search
- In the Data Category window, select Equities > Criteria Search.
- In the Status category, select Dead; enter all other known criteria as appropriate.
Historical Stock Prices (00:1:20)
Multiple Series Search (00:1:22)