Getbhavcopy: Free NSE and BSE data downloader


Getbhavcopy version 2.1.2a released

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 3:35 AM

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

  1. The delay in fixing this issue is no way related to the decreased donation flow recently. As a result i have not asked for any donation this time. I have renewed the server 2 weeks back.
  2. I would expect you to understand that I have a family and a personal life too. I have financial responsibilites to feed them as a result my first priority is my job and not Getbhavcopy.
  3. I have a family and they are humans, and just like any other human being they can also have health conditions that warrent my attention. My family comes before Getbhavcopy.
  4. Getbhavcopy is my hobby, and I am sharing it with you so that you all can benefit from it. In such a scenario it is not an obligation on my part to fix this as soon as an issue arises or to release any part of my code to any one. These decisions are solely my discretion.

Request the community members to please be more considerate about the points I made above in case there are future disruptions.

Please do report the issues (in large numbers) however to warrent my attention.

Categories: Version Updates

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Reply hachims
8:27 AM on October 5, 2012 
Dear Hemen,

First of all consider that you are a hero. You are having a variety of followers. I appreciate your efforts very much. Though I have been using your software for a long time on and off and have "installed" and "reinstalled" many times. I am not an active trader, but an observer of the markets, as a hobby.

There have been errors in the GETBHAVCOPY download mainly because the NSE and BSE sites are being overhauled and the source paths must have also changed, I presume.

One has to keep patience for your update.

I do not have any problem in downloading NSE data and BSE scrip data, but some of the BSE Indices data shows Error 400, 408 and closed connection errors, though. It takes longer when the problem is encountered.

I wish that you have the energy and enthusiasm to incorporate all the changes needed.

I use FCharts PRO and do update individual data, where errors have occurred, from time to time using Microsoft Excel to format raw CSV data.

The problems of .NET Framework 3.5 is very much discussed on the net. It is built-in to Windows 7 Operating System itself. Downloading and installing "dotnetfx35.exe" is not useful with Windows 7. It unzips the cabinet file downloaded to a temp directory and vanishes midway. One needs to 'Turn On' .NET Framework 3.5.1 in Windows 7 by going to START .....CNTROL PANEL .... PROGRAMS ....TURN WINDOWS FEATURES ON OR OFF ...Left Click on "+" of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 ... 'Check' both "Windows communication Foundation HTTP Activation" & "Windows communication Foundation Non-HTTP Activation" ... OK.

I have installed, in fact, .NET 4.5 and am keeping my system up to date, including AVAST Internet Security licenced version.

It is possible to workaround data errors for individual scrip/ index data. I use the CSV files downloaded from the net in Excel to add/remove columns, copy paste 'ticker name', as per the requirement of FCharts PRO. I use template excel file using "IF" formula (if, then, else logic with "ticker", "open", "high", "low", "close", "volume", "o/i" format) to transpose the entire spread sheet into another sheet and save it as CSV file.The new formatted file can be uploaded to FCharts PRO.

I have tried web spidering also using HTTrack long time back, which also worked, but one has to do a lot of editing to make it suitable.

Is it possible for you to give the bhavcopy URL paths for NSE and BSE for scrips and Indices? It will be useful.

Be inspired, as always.

Best regards
Reply shahjigar_bh
12:13 AM on February 1, 2012 
any one help me how to download getbhavcopy fow windows 7
Reply ashokrathi
8:01 AM on January 16, 2012 
hello sir
I have downloaded new version but getbhavcopy is stiii a problem off statrt up. it isnt working with new version everyday. what to do
Reply Hemen
10:32 PM on January 5, 2012 
Working in this. Please expect a fix soon. Apologies for not checking the site often...
Reply balmal
5:53 AM on January 4, 2012 
the application is not opening from 2-3 days. any clue how to fix it
12:31 AM on January 4, 2012 
still get bhav copy not opening
Reply mohan
11:37 AM on January 3, 2012 
i am unable to start the program . whts wrong people . plz can anybody help me in it
Reply Anil
10:50 AM on January 3, 2012 
I thought I was the only one but over here I find quite a few have the same problem... i.e. Getbhavcopy refuses to start!!!!
Reply vinay
7:01 AM on January 3, 2012 
From new year 2012,the application is not opening.anyone help us.
Reply Deepak
5:04 AM on January 3, 2012 
hi, even after updating net frame work 3.5 stil it's not working
Reply Deepak
4:59 AM on January 3, 2012 
the latest version is also not working, i am unable to upload data after clicking on getbhavcopy application, infact application is not able to open. can anybudy help.
Reply Viral Dhroove
1:02 AM on January 3, 2012 
Hello Sir, I am really thankful to your greatness of sharing this work with lots of ppl and thus helping them without any real great expectations from them. Its really a big thing in this diplomatic world to do something good without expecting any financial return. Hats off to u sirjee....Thanks once again.
Reply peter cutinho
1:00 AM on January 3, 2012 
hello sir,
Why Getbhavcopy is not working? how to fix this project work going on...
Thank you
12:32 AM on January 3, 2012 

Getbhavcopy is not opening since the last 2 days. How to fix this issue
Reply Pratik
10:49 PM on January 2, 2012 

Getbhavcopy is not opening since the last 2 days. How to fix this issue
Reply kaushik
10:48 AM on January 2, 2012 
Hello Sir,,

We are using this getbhavcopy software since long time.. this is really very Good. it help us to really well. We all are really appreciate you effort. but since 2 days .it is not working.. we are really waiting for your response.....looking forword to here from you..

Thanks and God bless you..
Reply khatte angur
10:36 AM on January 2, 2012 
Thanks for Bhavcopy I using since 1 year. Why today on 02/01/2012 is not working at all ?
Reply ronniem69
10:07 AM on January 2, 2012 
Same here. No response. The s/w doesn't start up. Hemen bhai, any clue?
Reply Akash Nath
9:20 AM on January 2, 2012 
even i am facing the same problem......please help
Reply Sanjeev Nevatia
8:02 AM on January 2, 2012 
same problem with my vista operating system. please help!