Normalized Financial Symbols#

In Apperate, you can refer to an equity symbol using any supported financial identifier type. Apperate relates equivalent symbols across different identifier types. You can, for example, use a CUSIP symbol to query datasets that store symbols in ISIN, FIGI, or another supported identifier type. Apperate, in effect, normalizes the financial identifiers.

Subscribing to the financial identifier data would cost you tens of thousands of dollars annually. Implementing a mapping between the identifiers is complicated and time-consuming. We have the financial identifiers and normalized all the symbols for you, so you can concentrate on your business logic.

Here we’ll demonstrate two things:

  • Querying normalized symbols

  • Joining datasets on normalized symbols

Querying Normalized Symbols#

You can query normalized financial datasets using symbols of any supported financial identifier type. For example, the following dataset uses the ISIN financial identifier type for its symbol column values. It refers to Apple using the US0378331005 ISIN symbol.

You can, however, query the dataset refering to Apple via its AAPL INET symbol because INET is a supported financial identifier type.

Here is a SQL query and HTTP request that use the INET symbol AAPL to query for Apple data in a dataset that uses ISIN symbols.

SQL Query:

SELECT * FROM MY.`AAPL_ISIN` a where a.symbol='AAPL';


REST API URL Response:

You can similarly join datasets on normalized symbol data.

Joining Datasets on Normalized Symbols#

You can, for example, create a view of Apple high, open, low, close data and corporate details by joinging this AAPL_ISIN dataset with the Core COMPANY_HISTORICAL dataset. Here’s the SQL.

SQL Query:

SELECT ceo, companyName, city,, open, close, high, low, volume
    ON c.symbol = a.symbol 
  WHERE a.symbol = 'AAPL';



WHERE clauses and ON clauses must only operate on indexed properties (columns). See the Unique Index components here.

You can then create a view from the results by clicking Create view. Voila! Your view dataset is available to use like any other dataset.

What’s Next#

When you’re ready to share the dataset publicly, you can create an access token for it. See Access and Security.

Want to connect with the Core datasets? Browse them at Data → Datasets → Core.