[R-SIG-Finance] Rbbg package's CONNECTION_FAILURE

John Laing john.laing at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 04:11:33 CEST 2012


For Rbbg to work, you must be logged into the Bloomberg desktop on the
same computer where the R session is running. If you have the Excel
API, that's a good way to check if your Bloomberg session is


On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM, Robert A'gata <rhelpacc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I managed to install the Rbbg. Now I am trying to follow the manual. I
> start with creating a connection to bloomberg. I got an error saying
> that Rbbg cannot connect to bloomberg because CONNECTION_FAILURE.
> Below is the exact message I got. I have bloomberg anywhere. I am
> wondering what might have gone wrong? Thank you.
> Best,
> Robert
>> conn <- blpConnect()
> R version 2.15.1 (2012-06-22)
> rJava Version 0.9-3
> Rbbg Version 0.4-155
> Java environment initialized successfully.
> Looking for most recent blpapi3.jar file...
> Adding C:\blp\API\APIv3\JavaAPI\v3.4.8.1\lib\blpapi3.jar to Java classpath
> Error in .jnew("org/findata/blpwrapper/Connection", java.log.level) :
>   org.findata.blpwrapper.WrapperException: Session not started
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