Answered By: Andrew Dunn
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2020     Views: 211

Datastream is accessed via Eikon (formerly Thomson Reuters Eikon).  To gain access to Eikon software contact  

Eikon will install an Excel Datastream add-in on your computer.  To open it:

  • Open Thomson Reuters EIKON – Microsoft Excel. 
  • Click on Thomson Reuters add-on and Sign in. 
  • Access Apps – Add-ons. 
  • When told to restart Excel, close Excel and re-open Thomson Reuters EIKON – Microsoft Excel. 

You should now see the Thomson Reuters Datastream add-on.  Sign in to Thomson Reuters.  Select Thomson Reuters Datastream add-on. 



An information service providing company, financial and macroeconomic data in some cases back to the 1960s. 


Global historical content on securities, companies, markets and economies globally. Information sources include Government Departments, Stock Markets, OECD, IMF, Worldscope and Eurostat. 

How Often Updated 



Early 1960s to the present. 

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