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Datastream is a comprehensive financial data platform that provides access to historical and real-time financial market data from over 200 exchanges and markets worldwide. It is used by financial professionals, including traders, analysts, and researchers, to make informed investment decisions and conduct economic research.

The platform offers a wide range of data, including macroeconomic indicators, equity, commodity, and bond prices, company financials, news, and market research. Users can also create custom indices and charting tools, and perform advanced analytics and modeling using the platform's integrated Excel add-in.

Datastream is widely used in the finance industry and is trusted by banks, asset managers, and research institutions. The platform is provided by Refinitiv, a global financial markets data and infrastructure provider.

Starting in 2023, Datastream is accessible through Eikon in Microsoft Excel.
Please refer to this guide to do the installation.
We encourage users to uninstall the previous version.
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How to Access Datastream

Datastteam is now available from Eikon. Users may install Eikon and add-on Datastream. Eikon user ID is used to access both databases (Eikon & Datastream)

  1. From Refinitiv Eikon
  2. Click sign-in & download button.
  3. Login to Refinitiv Eikon
  4. Tick I accept for software license and click Accept button.
  5. Choose country.
  6. Click download.

    *EikonInstaller.apac1.exe is downloaded to your machine.
  7. Run the installer.
  8. Open Microsoft Excel. Refinitiv Eikon is available in the tab menu.
  9. Click Sign In. Login to Eikon
    *ask the librarian for credential information with Chat with Librarian
  10. Click Add-Ons
  11. Enable / Install Datastream and Datastream Charting
  12. Check Microsoft Excel, a new tab menu - Refinitiv Eikon Datastream is enabled.
This guide is no more use starting in 2023. Datastream is accessible from Eikon in Microsoft Excel.
Install Datastream for Excel
Datastream is now accessible from Microsoft Excel. Here is the step:
  1. Download the Datastream app from UiTM Library here:
  2. Extract the Compressed file using any compress app - 7zip, Winzip, WinRar or simply right-click the file, select Extract All > Choose destination (Optional) > Click Button Extract.
  3. There are several apps to install, however, some new machine already includes the app. Therefore, user may install:
    - 3.1 vstore4.0_64.exe
    - 4.1 Datastream DFO Add-In Setup.exe
  4. Open Microsoft Excel to check Thomson Reuters Datastream tab.
Login Datastream in Microsoft Excel
After installation, the user may access Datastream from Microsoft Excel.
  1. Open Microsoft Excel.
  2. Go to Thomson Reuters Dastream
  3. Click Options
  4. Click the Connection Setting tab.
  5. Insert the user id and password as provided by the librarian.
  6. The Offline indicator in red will turn green (Online) for successful login.
Error on Http
Users may notice this message when accessing DFO Navigator (after you click Static, Time Series Request)

Fix it by adding HTTPS on all URLs in Request URL Settings here
  1. Go to Thomson Reuters Datastream
  2. Click Options
  3. Click the Request URL Settings tab.
  4. Change all http to https
  5. Click OK
  6. Run Static / Time Series Request again
Basic Function