Bloomberg Data and Analytics

Summary

Item Description
Release State General Availability
Products Power BI (Datasets)
Authentication Types Supported Organizational account

Prerequisites

Your organization must subscribe to Bloomberg PORT Enterprise and you must be a Bloomberg Anywhere user and have a Bloomberg biometric authentication device (B-Unit).

Capabilities Supported

  • Import

Connect to Bloomberg Data and Analytics

To connect to Bloomberg Data and Analytics:

  1. In Power BI Desktop, select Home > Get Data.

  2. Select Other from the categories on the left, select Bloomberg Data and Analytics, and then select Connect.

    Get Data from Bloomberg Data and Analytics

  3. If this is the first time you're connecting to the Bloomberg Data and Analytics connector, a third-party notice will be displayed. Select Don't warn me again with this connector if you don't want this message to be displayed again, and then select Continue.

  4. Enter a Bloomberg Query Language (BQL) query to specify what data you want to get. To learn more about BQL, contact your Bloomberg Sales representative. Select OK.

    Enter BQL query

  5. To sign in to your Bloomberg account, select Sign in.

    Select sign in button

  6. In the window that appears, provide your credentials to sign in to your Bloomberg account. If you entered an email address and a password, select Next.

    Sign in to Bloomberg

  7. Enter your B-Unit code and select Log In.

    Enter your BUnit code

  8. Once you've successfully signed in, select Connect.

    Signed in and ready to connect

Once the connection is established, you will see data available for preview in Navigator.

Select tables in Navigator View

You can Load the selected table, or you can select Transform Data to edit the query, which opens Power Query Editor. You can then filter and refine the set of data you want to use, and then load that refined set of data into Power BI Desktop.

Load or transform data