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Intraday Tick History client library for Python

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Intraday Tick History client library for Python

PyPi Apache-2 license

FactSet’s Tick History provides cost-effective access to real-time and delayed global exchange data. Proprietary technology normalizes over 200 global exchanges and 19 tick history fields. Asset types integrated include equities, futures, options, fixed income, mutual funds, ETFs, indices, commodities, and FX rates.

Tick History provides dynamic access to tick data for a specific security intra-day or historically via standard HTTPS protocol. History is available for all quotes and trades for a trailing 6 months or 1-year, respectively. Quotes and trade data for Options is available for 30 days. Tick History data is also available in a separate end-of-day feed.

This Python package is automatically generated by the OpenAPI Generator project:

  • API version: 1.0.0
  • Package version: 0.9.1
  • Build package: org.openapitools.codegen.languages.PythonClientCodegen


  • Python >= 3.6



poetry add fds.sdk.utils fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory


pip install fds.sdk.utils fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory


  1. Generate authentication credentials.
  2. Setup Python environment.
    1. Install and activate python 3.6+. If you're using pyenv:

      pyenv install 3.9.7
      pyenv shell 3.9.7
    2. (optional) Install poetry.

  3. Install dependencies.
  4. Run the following:
from fds.sdk.utils.authentication import ConfidentialClient
import fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory
from fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory.api import first_trade_api
from fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory.model.tickhistory_response import TickhistoryResponse
from pprint import pprint

# See for a list of all supported configuration parameters.

# Examples for each supported authentication method are below,
# choose one that satisfies your use case.

# (Preferred) OAuth 2.0: FactSetOAuth2
# See
# for information on how to create the app-config.json file
# See
# for more information on using the ConfidentialClient class
configuration = fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory.Configuration(
    fds_oauth_client = ConfidentialClient('/path/to/app-config.json')

# Basic authentication: FactSetApiKey
# See
# for information how to create an API key
# configuration = fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory.Configuration(
#     username = 'USERNAME-SERIAL',
#     password = 'API-KEY'
# )

# Enter a context with an instance of the API client
with fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory.ApiClient(configuration) as api_client:
    # Create an instance of the API class
    api_instance = first_trade_api.FirstTradeApi(api_client)
    id = "id_example" # str | Requested symbol or security. The symbol can be a FactSet exchange symbol, CUSIP, or SEDOL. **NOTE**: Only one identifier can be requested per request.<P>**TRY IT OUT** - Choose One from - BABA-USA,WALMEX-MX,7203-TKS,VOD-LON,NPN-JSE,MABAX,NZF,SPY-USA,AGG-USA,GLD-USA,AOR-USA,MNA-USA,UUP-USA,SP50-SPX,ESX-STX,XAO-ASX,WD-MSX,NG00-USA,GC00-USA,CC00-USA,C00-USA,FC00-USA,ER00-USA,EURUSD-FX1,USDMXN-FX1,AUDJPY-FX1,EURCZK-FX1,USDILS-FX1,USDZAR-FX1,US10YY-TU1,FDS#190621C00145000-USA,FDS#190621P00145000-USA
req_id = "req_id_example" # str | Request Identification String. Can be used by the application to keep track of requests. The id is not used by this service, however, it is included in the XML response. (optional)
start_date = "start_date_example" # str | This is the start date for the Snapshot History. Requests should be made in the format YYYYMMDD Default is current business day. Field can be sd or date. TRY IT OUT Cannot use current day. (optional)
start_time = "040000" # str | This is the start time for the snapshot history requested. Requests should be made in a **HHMMSSS** format.Range from 000000 - 235959. **TRY IT OUT** Cannot use current day (optional) (default to "040000")
format = "XML" # str | The format of the output file. TRY IT OUT Choose from JSON, CSV, CSV_NO_HEADER (optional) (default to "XML")
include_request = "false" # str | Flag to include request id and key in the CSV output. (optional) (default to "false")
dataset = "" # str | Decides what type of trades to return, default is all trades and quotes, alternatively charting can be selected which will filter out unofficial trades. (optional)

        # Request returns data for the first trade (official and unofficial) after the specified time
        api_response = api_instance.tick_history_firsttrade_get(id, req_id=req_id, start_date=start_date, start_time=start_time, format=format, include_request=include_request, dataset=dataset)
    except fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory.ApiException as e:
        print("Exception when calling FirstTradeApi->tick_history_firsttrade_get: %s\n" % e)

Documentation for API Endpoints

All URIs are relative to

Class Method HTTP request Description
FirstTradeApi tick_history_firsttrade_get GET /TickHistory/firsttrade Request returns data for the first trade (official and unofficial) after the specified time
LastTradeApi tick_history_lasttrade_get GET /TickHistory/lasttrade Request returns data for the last trade and associated quotes before the specified time
QuoteAtTimeApi tick_history_qat_get GET /TickHistory/qat Request returns a quote at the specified time
TickHistoryApi get_tick_history GET /TickHistory/history Tick History service returns trade data and associated quotes for a client specified interval and time period
TradesAtTimeApi tick_history_tradesattime_get GET /TickHistory/tradesattime Request returns the before and after trade data along with the associated quotes for the specified time

Documentation For Models

Documentation For Authorization


  • Type: HTTP basic authentication


  • Type: OAuth
  • Flow: application
  • Authorization URL:
  • Scopes: N/A

Notes for Large OpenAPI documents

If the OpenAPI document is large, imports in fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory.apis and fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory.models may fail with a RecursionError indicating the maximum recursion limit has been exceeded. In that case, there are a couple of solutions:

Solution 1: Use specific imports for apis and models like:

  • from fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory.api.default_api import DefaultApi
  • from import Pet

Solution 2: Before importing the package, adjust the maximum recursion limit as shown below:

import sys
import fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory
from fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory.apis import *
from fds.sdk.IntradayTickHistory.models import *


Please refer to the contributing guide.


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