[R-SIG-Finance] Rblpapi connection issue

Will Oswald will.oswald at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 11:17:17 CET 2016

Thanks Nick. I tried that option, but my processes just hang.

On 22 Jan 2016, at 6:11 PM, Nick White <n-e-w at qtradr.net> wrote:

Does it not work if you just enter:

conn <-blpConnect()

without more?

That should usually be enough to get you up and running with the rest of the package unless you have some significantly different defaults

The above assumes you're on a Win box, Bloomberg terminal is open on the same machine as your R instance (ie desktop API), you are logged in and you have no other issues connecting to the API (check if you can use the Excel API)

On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 5:12 PM, Will Oswald <will.oswald at gmail.com <mailto:will.oswald at gmail.com>> wrote:
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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