mindsearch

Searches monthly data index header list

Usage

Usage varies by operating system. See examples.

Examples

1. WINDOWS

The command and the string to find, enclosed in double quotes, are entered at the command line at a command prompt window. For example:

CRSP1> dstksearch “ibm”
Daily Stock Headers
Exchange Codes 1=NYSE, 2=NYSE MKT, 3=NASDAQ, 4=ARCA
Perm# Permco CUSIP Company Name Tick EX date range
---------------V:\IEEELIT\DA199912\HEADFILE.DAT
12490 20990   INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHS CO IBM 1 19620702-19680101
12490 20990 45920010 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHS CO IBM 1 19680102-19990103
12490 20990 45920010 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHS CO IBM 1 19990104-19991231
75139 22064 03093810 AMERICUS TR FOR IBM SHS BZP 2 19870720-19920630
75140 22064 03093820 AMERICUS TR FOR IBM SHS BZS 2 19870720-19920610
75141 22064 03093830 AMERICUS TR FOR IBM SHS BZU 2 19870720-19920629
2. UNIX

Type the name of the search function. You will be prompted for the search string. No quotes are needed and case is ignored. For example:

Enter search string: ibm
Exchange Codes 1=NYSE, 2=NYSE MKT, 3=NASDAQ, 4=ARCA
 
PERMNO PERMCO CUSIP Company Name Tick EX date range
 
12490 20990   INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHS CO IBM 1 19620702-19680101
12490 20990 45920010 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHS CO IBM 1 19680102-19990103
12490 20990 45920010 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHS CO IBM 1 19990104-19991231
75139 22064 03093810 AMERICUS TR FOR IBM SHS BZP 2 19870720-19920630
75140 22064 03093820 AMERICUS TR FOR IBM SHS BZS 2 19870720-19920610
75141 22064 03093830 AMERICUS TR FOR IBM SHS BZU 2 19870720-19920629
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