Vol surface from Bloomberg API

Can someone tell me if it's possible to retrieve vol surface for different underlyings through the Bloomberg Open API (or else) for free or almost ?

I precise that I have a BBG terminal so I have an access.

I asked pricings to BBG on vol surface daily snapshots and the price is sky rocketing. So just asking for an alternative solution.

• I haven't seen anything more affordable. Sorry. – RandyF Nov 5 '18 at 19:58
• As far as I can remember in R (I don't currently have a Bloomberg terminal): install.packages('Rblpapi'); require(Rblpapi); iVolSurface <- bds("SPX Index", "IVOL_SURFACE_STRIKE") Hint: reshape2 package will be useful, enough said ;) – Lisa Ann May 5 '19 at 11:13