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This item downloads historical announcements that occurred during NSE-listed companies board meetings.
Board meeting refers to the meeting of a company's board of directors (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer...). The goal of this meeting is to make decisions and choices regarding the strategy and the future of the company.
Companies whose stocks are listed on Exchanges must hold their board meetings publicly. The National Stock Exchange makes available for download the important decisions that result from the companies' board meetings.
The data is available in the National Stock Exchange (NSE) website in RSS format. The current item downloads the data, extracts the company ticker symbol, the meeting date, the purpose of the announcement and a small description that details the purpose; it then saves the data in a custom database named "boardmeet".
This database contains three columns. The first one (date) gets the announcement release date or the meeting date. The second column (title) gets the purpose of the announcement (Investment, Grant & Exercise of Options, Restructuring/ Others, Miscellaneous...), and finally the third column (description) gets the details of the announcement (Example: To consider Budget for the Financial Year 2010-11, To consider the proposal to make investment in overseas company, To consider the general progress of the Company...)
There are several ways to access the data. For example, to get the companies that made an Investment-related decision in the last bar (the last board meeting occurred during the last bar date), you can use the following formula:
GetDataStringCount("boardmeet", "title", "Investment")
In the screener, to access to database-related functions, click on the "Plus" button to open the list of functions/indicators form and then select the "Databases/Fields" tab. After that, select a database ("boardmeet" in this example), a field ("title" in this example) and then type a keyword or a regular expression in the text field located in the right panel. The "Get a value" option is disabled because the "title" field format is not NUMERIC (It is a STRING/TEXT field).