Compustat Creates Canned Queries


Standard & Poor's Compustat division rolled out a new library of loader tools last month to allow users to more easily perform pre-set queries on data from its Xpressfeed datafeed.

There are three components within the library: Stored Procedures, Database Views, and Functions. Karen Von Seek amm, director of investment data at Compustat, says the main target audience for the tools is quantitative analysts using the data to back-test trading models.

She says the pre-configured queries in the li