What is Nasdaq Data Link's nomenclature system for data? What are Time-Series, Tables and Product Codes?

Data on Nasdaq Data Link comes in two formats:  time-series and tables. You can learn more about these formats here.

Each data feed on Nasdaq Data Link has a short (3-to-6 character) ID known as "product codes" (formerly Quandl codes).

For example, here are the product codes for some data feeds:

  • NASDAQ Stock Market Prices (time-series): XNAS
  • Core US Fundamentals (tables): SF1
  • Continuous Futures (tables): SCF

You will need to use these codes when making API calls or when using other tools to download the data. See our complete API documentation here.

Time-series

Time-series data feeds, such as NASDAQ Stock Market Prices XNAS, contain many individual time-series which have their own codes appended to the parent product code, like this:

Stock prices for ACI Worldwide Inc: XNAS/ACIW

For instructions on how to download product codes for every single time-series in a time-series data feed, please see here.

Tables

Tables data feeds, such as Core US Fundamentals (SF1) or Continuous Futures (SCF), contain one or more tables which have their own Table Codes.

For example:

Core US Fundamentals is a collection of tables and the product code for each individual table is shown on the Core US Fundamentals product page here. The product code for the Core US Fundamentals table is SHARADAR/SF1, the product code for the Tickers and Metadata table is SHARADAR/TICKERS, the product code for the Indicator Descriptions table is SHARADAR/INDICATORS and so on.

Continuous Futures is made of only one table called Continuous Futures, as shown on the Continuous Futures product page here. The product code for this table is SCF/PRICES.

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