Problem downloading data using Bloomberg Excel add-in

Answered By: Tamise Hills
Last Updated: 12 Nov 2021 Views: 3

#N/A Limit Error Message

#N/A Limit means that the Excel Add-in download limit on the Bloomberg terminal has been reached.

Bloomberg set daily and monthly limits for data downloads using the Excel Add-In. Once the limit of downloads has been hit, no more downloading can take place by anybody on the terminal for the rest of that calendar month. 


How can I download data?

  • If you need to download data from Bloomberg, please consider first if it can be downloaded or copied through the Bloomberg software, as downloads from the software are not counted in the download limit.
  • The functions FA and GP allow you do to this by right-clicking on the chart and selecting "Copy/Export Options". 
  • You can always contact Bloomberg if you have questions about downloading different types of data with the F1 key.
  • You can also use Bloomberg Query Language (BQL) which is an SQL-like language that will allow you to perform your own calculations in the Bloomberg cloud.


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