As mentioned in the comment, the help desk is not helpful with Python (any programmatic API is a do it yourself offering unless you use a premium offering like Data license, BPIPE or SAPI - but WAPI has more than you need really). What the help desk can do is to show you excel - its easy to use programmatic API afterwards once you know what the appropriate fields etc are (notable exception, some things only work in excel - like the curves toolkits and FX forward toolkit).
You download the API core developer guide, and look at BDS data. In the API, there is no difference in the request type and options for reference data and bulk reference data (the field dictates if it is bulk). The difference
between the two lies in parsing the response—bulk data responses are returned in a different format. The reference and schema guide has also code examples. The former mainly VBA, the latter C++ but on WAPI there are also examples for Python (just not in the guides).
Once blpapi is installed, you can use this simple BDS equivalent as a start:
session = blpapi.Session()
service = session.getService("//blp/refdata")
request = service.createRequest("ReferenceDataRequest")
request.append("securities", "CLA Comdty")
overrides = request.getElement("overrides")
override1 = overrides.appendElement()
override2 = overrides.appendElement()
endReached = False
while endReached == False:
ev = session.nextEvent()
if ev.eventType() == blpapi.Event.RESPONSE or ev.eventType() == blpapi.Event.PARTIAL_RESPONSE:
for msg in ev:
if ev.eventType() == blpapi.Event.RESPONSE:
endReached = True
So you use refdata, create the request, append the required securities and fields and add the overrides. The print(msg) command will not be the final solution but it shows you the entire response, which you can get into a dataframe or whatever you like.
If you prefer easier solutions (without having to write some code yourself), you can use existing wrappers like pdblp.