Exchange rates in the "account summary"

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue May 2 10:53:42 EDT 2006

Which "price method" do you have configured in your report?
I bet you've got it configured for Weighted Average instead
of Nearest in Time or Latest in Time.


Wouter van Marle <wouter at> writes:

> Hi all,
> I've an issue with the account summary: the exchange rates are
> incorrect. In my account tree I've a few foreign currency accounts, and
> while they get calculated generally correctly in my base (HKD) currency
> in this tree, it goes wrong for the "account summary" report.
> The exchange rates used there:
>           Exchange rates 
>                             EUR 1.00
>                           HK$9.50005
>                             TWD 1.00
>                           HK$0.64462
>                             USD 1.00
>                           HK$1.28325
> The EUR rate is correct.
> The USD rate however should be HK$ 7.759 / USD 1. I have entered so in
> the price editor, I don't know where the 1.28325 comes from as I've
> never given this.
> Same for the TWD: the correct rate is TWD 1.0 / HKD 0.24, I have entered
> so when entering TWD amounts.
> This is in GnuCash 1.8.11.
> Wouter.

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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