Eikon & Datastream

Eikon is the successor of both Datastream and ThomsonOne. The interface has the same look and feel as Bloomberg and it’s also possible to use an Excel add-in. Eikon is available in Y1-7 (Polak building). We also have virtual machines with Eikon. Eikon requires to login with an username password that you can find at the bottom of your monitor. 

Datastream add-in

To activate the Refinitiv Eikon Microsoft Excel Datastream add-in, this is what you need to do:

  • Login to Refinitiv Eikon. 
  • Start Microsoft Excel and click “Enable content”
  • Select the Eikon Refinitiv tab (might take a few minutes to show up)
  • Click Sign In and select Add-Ons. 

The following apps will be installed: Analyze This,Datastream, Datastream Charting, Deal Analytics, 
Eikon for Microsoft Office Core (64 bit), Linking, PDF Link and Presentation Tools. 

  • Wait untill all apps states Restart Required and close Excel (don't restart the pc).
  • Make sure Excel is fully closed. When in doubt check task manager. 
  • Now restart Microsoft Excel and check if you see the new tab on the right: “Refinitiv Eikon Datastream”. 

Be patient, it sometimes takes a few minutes before you see the Refinitiv Eikon and the Refinitiv Eikon Datastream Add-in) If you also want the Bloomberg Add-in in Excel. 

Bloomberg add-in

To activate the Bloomberg add-in, this is what you need to do::

  • Close Excel
  • Go to Start menu - Bloomberg – Install office add-ins
  • Click Install
  • Open Excel .

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