Using Datastream

Thomson Datastream is a financial and economic information database. It provides current and historical data on stock prices, accounting information and macroeconomic variables, to name just the most important ones. News and text such as annual reports are not available.

An introduction to datastream is available.

Getting access via remote desktop:
The Institute of Finance offers a PC which can be used by a remote desktop connection. Like a physical PC it allows only one user at a time. If you are planning to use Datastream, please register with us for reservation. Reservations can be seen in the timetable below. If you have no reservation do not use Datastream. Do not disturb your fellow students!

13.10.201816:00 - 19:00Kristijan Maric
14.10.201810:30 - 14:00Kristijan Maric
16.10.201814:45 - 17:00IOF
17.10.201815:45 - 17:00IOF
18.10.201810:30 - 11:00IOF
19.10.201810:00 - 13:00Moritz Krystjanczuk
20.10.201812:00 - 15:00Kristijan Maric
21.10.201811:30 - 14:00Kristijan Maric
22.10.201817:00 - 20:00Tim Nägele
23.10.201809:00 - 13:00Tim Nägele

For reservation contact Canan Kaplan via email

For technical issues contact Nenad Curcic via email.

How to obtain access-information:
When doing the reservation you will receive the address, the username and the password to access the datastream terminal in the email reply.

Special access-instructions for Windows:
Use the application "Remotedesktop" (\Windows\System32\mstsc.exe).

Special access-instructions for Unix:
Use the application "rdesktop". It gets started from command line with:

host$ rdesktop -k de -x l -f "Address"

This opens a fullscreen (-f) window to datastream with a German keyboard (-k de) with all windows-theme features (-x l). If your connection is too slow and the desktop is jerking, give the -P (caching bitmaps) and -z (compression) options a try and set the -x flag to b or m. To increase the colors use -a 24.

Special access-instructions for OpenSUSE (Linux machines):
Use the menu: applications -> system -> remote access -> krdc