Searching by Industry (SIC Code) / Compustat Global
Posted: 26 November 2013 06:31 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hey guys,

I need to retrieve data for an entire industry (financial industry), handpicking single firms by GVKEY doesn’t help me.

If I submit the respective SIC (e.g. 6020) codes in Step 2 (“Step 2: How would you like to search this dataset?”),
I only get an error code after submission: “ERROR: The following columns were not found in the contributing tables: SIC.”
I really want to get global data, so I cannot try NAICS.

I guess, there is another way to get an entire set of data of a certain industry—I am pretty new to WRDS.


Thanks for your help!

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Posted: 29 November 2013 10:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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hi smallkahuna,

Sorry for my late reply - I also get no hits when searching for SIC 6020 in Compustat Global. Did you in the meanwhile already figure out what is going on?

best regards,

Joost

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Posted: 19 December 2013 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Joost Impink - 29 November 2013 10:11 PM

hi smallkahuna,

Sorry for my late reply - I also get no hits when searching for SIC 6020 in Compustat Global. Did you in the meanwhile already figure out what is going on?

best regards,

Joost

Thanks for your help Joost!

I just used a specified search like >6000 and smaller <6800—this somehow solved the problem.

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