Version 5/6 Bloomberg Adapter for BBLoader
Author: Cone
Creation Date: 3/7/2009 5:43 AM
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Cone

#1
In case the Version 4 Bloomberg Adapter Suite customers haven't seen it, the Version 5 Bloomberg Adapter for BBLoader files was posted last week as an Extension. Click Extensions in the upper menu and then Get Extensions.

Note: This extension works only for Bloomberg customers that use BBLoader.
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Assenzio

#2
Cone or Eugene,

where I can find the latest version of the Bloomberg Adapter Suite for BBloader (I have look into Get Extension but, unfortunately, I did not find it) ? I still have version 1.3.8 and since I have some errors I would like to upgrade.
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Assenzio

#3
I found the extension here http://wl4.wealth-lab.com/cgi-bin/WealthLab.DLL/getpage?page=Bloomberg.htm and I upgraded correctly without any problem.

But I have still one issue.

When I download historical data for COMDTY (i.e. BLG command CL1 Comdty <Go>), so commodity futures, it works correctly but saved the data into a .WLO format instead of .WL as any other INDEX, CURNCY and so on.

The problem is that WLD 6.1 does not recognize any symbol with .WLO files in static mode (BBLoader Files are NOT in the same machine).

I think it's a little bug ... could you check pls ?
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Cone

#4
Sure will. Please create a support ticket though - it will probably be at least a day or two before I can get to this one and it will be a helpful reminder to have an open ticket. tia.
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dansmo

#5
Are there plans regarding a realtime/streaming adapter for bloomberg users?
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Cone

#6
We'd like to oblige, but the last we checked Bloomberg was no longer granting developer's licenses. Nonetheless, Bloomberg actually contacted us last week after a mutual customer showed a rep the use of Bloomberg data in WL4. I'm not sure if anything will come of it, but I expressed our desire to upgrade the suite for WL6 - Static, Streaming, and Fundamental Adapters.
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dansmo

#7
Do you think it might be of any help to contact my bloomberg rep?
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Cone

#8
It couldn't hurt. For reference, Jari RIPA from London, Data Compliance contacted me last week, and he said that he was going to pass our details to George Geyer in New York to follow up (which hasn't happened).
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dansmo

#9
I wrote Jari an email stressing the need for an adapter.