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Datastream in Excel: Datatypes

This guide explains how to set up a search query for static or time series requests in Datastream



Datatypes indicate the type of data requested for the time series. To select datatypes for your request, click the Datatypes button. 

Image of Datatypes tab in Datastream

Use the dropdown menu to the left of the search bar to browse datatypes by broad categories like Equities, Commodities, Interest Rates, and more. Use the search bar to search for specific data points.

Use the filters on the left to look at datatypes by type and source.  Dpending on the type of query (time-series or static request) different datatypes will display.  Datatypes are available from multiple sources like Datastream, IBES, Worldscope, etc.

Click the check box next to each datatype of interest to select it, then click My Selections in the upper right corner. Click Return All Selections to add those datatypes to your request.