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This blog contains schematic easy to grasp - hands on - help in performing searches in economic databases, making work sets and making them inter-exchangeable between the databases.

* Disclaimer. I am not a finance professional. Most posts are the result of personal findings.

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Looking for (company) codes in Compustat

Recently Compustat eadded a second search option in Step 2:  How would you like to search this dataset?
Namely code lookup Beta.
The look is slightly different, and importanlty search is not limited to left to right "as is". You can choose between contains, starts with, is exactly and sounds like anymore. Simply move cursor over Search.

The result looks like this.
New is that you easily can select more than item. Tricky is that more identifiers are listed than can be used in the 4 four step menu. Stick to the ones you CAN use.


Have fun.

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