Bloomberg Open API (BLPAPI) binding for node.js

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Bloomberg Open API binding for Node.js.

Find source code in the Github repository.


This module requires:

  • Node.js version >= 0.6.x
  • Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X (32 or 64-bit)
  • GCC (Linux), MSVC++ (Windows), or Xcode (Mac OS X)
  • Bloomberg Desktop API (DAPI), Server API (SAPI), or B-PIPE subscription

This module includes:


From your project directory, run:

$ npm install blpapi

To install directly from github source, run:

$ npm install git://

This will download and build blpapi in node_modules/.

Note: Windows users using the Express version of Visual Studio may not have the 64-bit compiler platform installed. If errors are seen related to the x64 platform not being found, please force a 32-bit arch before invoking npm by running from the command shell:

> set npm_config_arch="ia32"


The module design closely follows the BLPAPI SDK design, with slight modifications in syntax for easier consumption in Javascript. The SDK developer's guide should serve as the main guide for the module's functionality.

Full examples contained in the examples directory demonstrate how to use most SDK functionality. Full descriptions of all availabe requests, responses, and options are contained within the BLPAPI API Developer Guide.

Opening A Session

var blpapi = require('blpapi');
var session = new blpapi.Session({ host: '', port: 8194 });

session.on('SessionStarted', function(m) {
    // ready for work

Opening A Subscription Service

var service_id = 1;

session.on('SessionStarted', function(m) {
    session.openService('//blp/mktdata', service_id);

session.on('ServiceOpened', function(m) {
    // m.correlations[0].value == service_id
    // ready for subscriptions

Subscribing To Market Data

var securities = [
    { security: 'AAPL US Equity', correlation: 0, fields: ['LAST_TRADE'] },
    { security: 'GOOG US Equity', correlation: 1, fields: ['LAST_TRADE'] }

session.on('ServiceOpened', function(m) {
    if (m.correlations[0].value == service_id) {

session.on('MarketDataEvents', function(m) {
    if ('LAST_TRADE')) {
        // outputs:
        // AAPL US Equity LAST_TRADE 600.00
        // AAPL US Equity LAST_TRADE 601.00
        // GOOG US Equity LAST_TRADE 650.00
        // ...


MIT license. See license text in LICENSE.

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