[R-SIG-Finance] specify currency in rbloomberg bdp call

John Laing john.laing at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 19:38:44 CEST 2012

Hi Aidan,

The eqy_fund_crncy field should be passed to bdp as an override, not an option:

bdp(conn, "ubsn vx equity", "bs_tot_asset", override_fields =
"eqy_fund_crncy", override_values = "eur")

I think the Excel implementation might blur the distinction between
options and overrides.


On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 5:29 AM, Aidan Corcoran
<aidan.corcoran11 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I was wondering if there is a way of specifying currency in a bdp
> request in rbloomberg. I can do it in bdh:
> conn <- blpConnect()
> start.date <- as.Date("1jan1990", "%d%b%Y")
> end.date <- as.Date("1jan2013", "%d%b%Y")
> o_names = c("periodicitySelection","currency")
> o_values = c("YEARLY","EUR")
> d<-bdh(conn, "ubsn vx equity", "bs_tot_asset",
> start.date,end.date,option_names = o_names, option_values = o_values)
> but not in bdp. I can do it in excel with bdp (the option is
> EQY_FUND_CRNCY) so I was wondering if rbloomberg's bdp might be able
> to do it too but can't figure out how.
> thanks for your help!
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