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Self-serv-data mapping

Suppose I set up a self-serv-data for the risk free rate from Fred, what symbol should I use when I upload to Q? Thanks

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According to Q's API doc regarding self-serv-data, "Records that cannot be mapped from symbols to assets in the Quantopian US equities database will be skipped".

So my question is: what symbol should be used to represent risk free rate, suppose it is available from Fred?

Hi Shuang,

We don't have explicit support for data like Fred (we call it 'macroeconomic data'). However, you should be able to load it in as a self-serve dataset if you map it to an equity that you expect to be around for a while. My suggestion would be to add it to SPY or AAPL or something like that (it depends a bit on what you are trying to do with the data). At some point in the future, we'd like to have better support for uploading custom datasets, but this workaround is the best option right now.

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That's very helpful. Thanks.