Hello Tom, Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Finance. I understand you're reporting that you cannot download CSV data for ^DJI. I can certainly give you more information about this. The limitation you are encountering is due to restrictions by the Dow Jones Index. Yahoo! is no longer able to provide Dow Jones Index data in this manner. I apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Finance.
Regards, Brett Yahoo! Finance Customer Care
Well that stinks. Would have been if they'd have given a little heads up.
The response above means that contractually, we have to remove DJI from the API and Finance page. There's really not anything more I can tell you.
I watch these forums, but missed this thread until now. I have been answering this question on Twitter and via email though. If you ever need a super-fast response, you can post a post here and either Tweet us @ydn to alert us that there's a pressing matter or post the post here, and let us know via email (click on Support, then Contact above). I read all emails that we get personally, and while I can't answer them all within minutes, I do read them pretty quickly and it's a good way to quickly alert us of a problem.
What makes zero sense is that this symbol works fine on the Yahoo Finance page, but it fails to work in the widget or in the Messenger plugin. How can it be possible that Dow Jones lets Yahoo use the symbol and data on the webpage, but not in another Yahoo product that simply reports the data from the Yahoo Finance page?