[R] RBloomberg to get dividend

davidr at rhotrading.com davidr at rhotrading.com
Fri Oct 3 17:09:10 CEST 2008

Try adding ret="raw" and leaving off start= since that is not supported
for data set requests.
You'll just have to format the returned nested lists yourself. Looking
at the RBloomberg code should give you hints.
(Also I think that field is deprecated - at least I can't find it in my
version, but it still works for now.)
David L. Reiner, PhD
Head Quant
Rho Trading Securities, LLC

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Subject: [R] RBloomberg to get dividend

I try to use RBloomberg to get the dividend for IBM. However, 
blpGetData(conn, "IBM EQUITY", field="EQY_DVD_HIST_ALL",
doesn't work. It returns

(10/02/08 14:46:36)               NA

I have to used 
blpGetData(conn, "IBM EQUITY", "EQY_DVD_SH_12M_NET",

The second one only gives the sum of dividend from the previous 12
Anyone knows how to get the dividend histroy directly?
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