Q. How do I access Eikon?


Where to access Eikon 
Eikon is only available on our Colchester campus PCs located on the ground floor: Library Reading Room, Library Training Room, and Postgraduate Room. You can access Eikon at Southend by asking staff at the info Point for the login details. 
Desktop Application
To access it from PCs in the locations above, type Eikon into the search box next to the Start button & choose Eikon. The system should log you on automatically to the Desktop version. 
What if login fails? 
Occasionally the system fails to logon to Eikon, in which case try again. If a message saying the account is already in use flashes up, this means somebody else is already using Eikon in the same area. Please try another ground floor location (see above).
Eikon Excel Add-in
Access via Excel is preferable for large data downloads of multiple series.
1. Open the desktop application first (see above) as the application will log you onto Eikon. 
2. Leaving the desktop application open, open the Eikon- Microsoft Excel Logon by using the search box next to the Start button. 
3. The Excel add-in should be enabled by clicking ‘Login’ below the Thomson Reuters tab on the Excel top ribbon.
Datastream Excel Add-in
If the Datastream tab is not visible, close Excel and repeat step 2.   
Shut Down
Important: when you finish, please make sure to sign out or shut down from the ‘Close’ button in Eikon desktop application rather than simply click on x icons. This will ensure that Eikon will be available for the next user.
Click ‘Don’t save’.
If you use Excel Add-in, you will get another message. 
Further Help
If you have problems logging on to Eikon, please go to our library Help Desk or e-mail us at libline@essex.ac.uk 
If you need assistance in finding data on Eikon, please contact your Subject Librarian: Ai Gooch (Essex Business School) aito@essex.ac.uk , or Sandy Macmillen (Economics) amacmi@essex.ac.uk 



  • Last Updated Dec 03, 2019
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  • Answered By Sarah Boateng

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