[R-SIG-Finance] Rblpapi connection issue

Will Oswald will.oswald at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 07:12:11 CET 2016

I am unable to authenticate my Bloomberg data connection using the Rblpapi function, blpAuthenticate. I have used the following: uuid = Taken from the "IAM " screen, both as a character type as well as numeric host = Using "CONN ", I have chosen the host name listed "Adapter Info" tab ip.address = Again, from "CONN ", I have used the IP Address shown there (as a character).

If I use the blpConnect function, as specified in help, I can connect but if I call the defaultConnection() function, I get an error stating this function cannot be found. If I alternatively call the blpConnect function in this call, the process just hangs and never completes.

Any suggestions please on whether I have either set the parameters, or if there are other checks I need to make in order to connect? As a final note, I’m connecting to Bloomberg using Internet rather than a Private IP network (I’m running Bloomberg on a home computer).
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