Hello, I don't think this is a bug from YQL, as the problem comes from Yahoo Finance, but still, just for you to know.
I have this query on Yahoo Finance to retrieve the float shares from instrument AAPL (Apple): select * from csv where url="http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=AAPL&f=f6"
If you type it in the YQL console, then you get three results: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <query xmlns:yahoo="http://www.yahooapis.com/v1/base.rng" yahoo:count="0" yahoo:created="2010-10-11T22:36:00Z" yahoo:lang="en-US"> <diagnostics> <publiclyCallable>true</publiclyCallable> <redirect from="http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=AAPL&amp;f=f6"><![CDATA[http://download.finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=AAPL&f=f6]]></redirect> <url execution-time="14" proxy="DEFAULT"><![CDATA[http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=AAPL&f=f6]]></url> <user-time>15</user-time> <service-time>14</service-time> <build-version>9128</build-version> </diagnostics> <results/> </query>
This because the float shares are received with no quotes around the values.