Getbhavcopy: Free NSE and BSE data downloader


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Troubleshooting Getbhavcopy

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (49)

Many people keep reporting in the blog comments section that they are unable to download data or are facing a problem. Ideally when I get across such a problem being reported by multiple people i try to test it out myself, but I am seldom able to reproduce the issue.

Since Getbhavcopy gets exposed to multiple different systems/combinations I cannot test why something is not working in your machine. I can still try to help you out, but first you need to help yourself and the...

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Gethavcopy version 2.1.5a released

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (168)

The latest version of Getbhavcopy has been released to address the following issues

  1. Gethbavcopy not downloading NSE Indices data - This was becasue recently S&P and NSE had a split, resulting in the NSE Index Symbols getting updated. This was causing an issue in Getbhavcopy, preventing it from downloading anything
  2. Getbhavcopy stops working if there is a NSE/BSE holiday in the range of start and end dates. This issue was introduced in version 2.1.4a, where I made conside...
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Getbhavcopy version 2.1.4a released

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (119)

This new version fixes the following issues

  1. BSE Indices data download issue that started when BSE updated it's website some time ago.
  2. NSE Indices data download issue that started recently because NSE changed its historical indices page

Apologies for not meeting my original commitment of releasing 2.1.4a during Diwali. i tried to resolve the issue with F&O data, but i kept running into issues and the effort involved seemed considerable. Hence decided to drop ...

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BSE Indices Issue

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (13)

Recently users have reported issues with downloading BSE indices. This started a few days back when BSE updated their website design.

I will need to update Getbhavcopy to work with the new website design, but my current office work is keeping me extremely busy. I will try to work on this next weekend or earlier if possible. Till then request all Getbhavcopy users to be patient and bear with me.

Getbhavcopy version 2.1.3a released

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (112)

This new version fixes the following issues

  1. Startup issues that were happening since past few days
  2. 501 not implemented error for VIX data download
  3. 501 not implemented error for Open Interest data downloadfor NSE Equities.

Enjoy the new version! If you feel Getbhavcopy is worth it, please donate.

I Need your Help.

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Blessed with a baby girl

Posted on April 23, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (48)

For the past few days I have been a lot busy, so taking the first opportunity to share the most important joy of my life with the Getbhavcopy community members, who have now become an extended family.

My wife delivered a baby girl on April 7th. Both mother and baby are fine.

We have named her Vidhi. Sharing her picture.

Getbhavcopy version 2.1.2a released

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (100)

NSE has updated the NSE indices data page with some additional checks that blocked Getbhavcopy. It also changed the HTML code a bit causing the Getbhavcopy parser to fail.

This has now been fixed in version 2.1.2a.

I understand the frustration you all feel when Getbhavcopy does not work, that itself speaks for the value of this software, but that I would like to make a few points clear to the community due the recent allegations I have come across

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NSE indices issues ?

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (14)

First and foremost, apologies for not responding this long. I am really busy with my office work and i am not getting any time to work on Getbhavcopy. Moreover there are few things on the personal front that are occupying my other time.


I understand the plight of all the Getbhavcopy users but I hope you will understand my current situation.


I will try to look into this over the weekend if possible, but please do not take this as a commitment.


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Getbhavcopy version 2.1.1a released

Posted on November 6, 2010 at 5:58 AM Comments comments (93)

First of all apologies for the inconvenience caused due to the 403 Forbidden error message that started showing up recently. NSE has made some changes on their server side that blocked Getbhavcopy (and other similar downloaders) from downloading data.

This issue has been fixed in this alpha version and Getbhavcopy is able to download as before from NSE and BSE. I will soon some with a proper version after rearrenging my code and some additional features.


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403 Forbidden Error ? Are you facing this ?

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 10:37 PM Comments comments (28)

Looks like NSE has got smart and has enabled some additional checks that is blocking Getbhavcopy from downloading the files.

Right now i dont know what needs to be done to fix this. I am working on this. I will keep updating this blog post to keep everyone appraised about the progress.

Thanks for bearing with me.

Updates also on my" target="_blank">Twitter page. Follow me to keep track of...

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