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  • Suggestion: ISIN Lookup

    Hi,

    ISIN is the only international standard for uniquely identifying instruments. As a global data vendor, it is essential eSignal provide ISIN lookups.

    Uniquely identifying assets is fine where symbology is universal, such as AAPL, INTC, MSFT, etc, however most instruments for which eSignal provide data have eSignal-specific symbols, eg all symbols with hyphen exchange notation such as A0AMV8-BER (a Deutche Bourse stock). Each broker\data vendor has different symbology for these, so I cannot for instance do analysis using eSignal data and then easily trade these using another broker without doing some long-winded cross-check (eg on the name or current price) to ensure I'm trading what I've been analysing.

    eSignal appear to have an ISIN lookup facility however it errors:
    http://216.23.227.89:8080/util/babelfish.jsp
    Any eSignal symbol search (eg AAPL) eventually returns error: "java.sql.SQLException: [Microsoft][SQLServer 2000 Driver for JDBC]Error establishing socket."
    The fact that this is based on SQL Server 2000 indicates this hasn't been maintained lately.

    Please can this be fixed, or provide some other facility for querying ISINs.

    Many thanks,
    Brendan

    Ps. This same suggestion went unanswered in 2005: http://forum.esignal.com/showthread....-symbol-Lookup
    Last edited by brendanh; 07-10-2013, 10:06 AM.

  • #2
    I have requested that this be added to the program.
    Thank you,
    Eric O.
    eSignal Support

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    • #3
      We are looking to add this to the program sometimes next year. It's something that is on our development roadmap. Thank you for the request
      Thank you,
      Eric O.
      eSignal Support

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      • #4
        Originally posted by eostrom View Post
        We are looking to add this to the program sometimes next year. It's something that is on our development roadmap. Thank you for the request
        Hi,

        Coming up for two years, any news on ISIN lookups for international ESignal symbols?

        Many thanks,
        Brendan

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        • #5
          Three years now, any news on ISIN lookups for international eSignal symbols? Will this ever happen?

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