[R-SIG-Finance] Problem with RBloomberg (not the usual one)

Voss, Kent VOSSK at kochind.com
Fri Mar 13 15:32:57 CET 2009


Sorry I missed your post earlier.  I had this same problem and I reinstalled the DDE Server and Excel Add-In, rebooted and it fixed it.  I thought they were already installed as I could pull down data in Excel from Bloomberg, but reinstalling them fixed my R problem.  You can find the downloads at http://about.bloomberg.com/contact_softwaresupport_upgr.html

Good luck.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sergey Goriatchev [mailto:sergeyg at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 1:54 AM
To: r-sig-finance at stat.math.ethz.ch; r-help at r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R-SIG-Finance] Problem with RBloomberg (not the usual one)

Hello, again, everyone

I went through the code and narrowed down the problem

in blpConnect:
COMCreate("Bloomberg.Data.1") which then calls getCOMInstance does not work, because
getCLSID("Bloomberg.Data.1") returns
"Fehler: Invalid class string"

What is this problem???


On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 09:16, Sergey Goriatchev <sergeyg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, everyone!
> I have a problem with RBloomberg and this is not the usual "no 
> administrator rights" problem.
> I have R 2.7.2, RBloomberg 0.1-10, RDCOMclient 0.92-0
> RDCOMClient, chron, zoo, stats: these packages load OK.
> Then, trying to connect, I get following error message:
>  conn <- blpConnect(show.days="week", na.action="previous.days",
> periodicity="daily")
> Warning messages:
> 1: In getCOMInstance(name, force = TRUE, silent = TRUE) :
>  Couldn't get clsid from the string
> 2: In blpConnect(show.days = "week", na.action = "previous.days", 
> periodicity = "daily") :
>  Seems like this is not a Bloomberg Workstation:  Error : Invalid 
> class string
> Anyone encountered this problem?
> What is wrong and how can I solve it?
> Online, I found just one instance of this problem discussed, and it 
> was in Chinese:
> http://cos.name/bbs/read.php?tid=12821&fpage=3
> Thank you for your help!
> Sergey

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