Funny currency exchanges?

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Nov 10 13:28:46 EST 2008

"Charles Day" <cedayiv at> writes:

> If I recall correctly, if there is an existing exchange rate in the Price
> Editor for the day in question then the exchange rate dialog won't replace
> or update it. You would have to do that manually in the Price Editor. Not
> sure if this is a bug or by design.

It was by design to make sure you didn't keep adding quotes over
and over for the day.  What happens if you have a rate X, then a
rate Y, and then go back to rate X?  You'd have to check all the
rates for the day and see if X is there, or you'd add it twice.

So the easy options were:

1) Only once per day, or
2) Add for every txn, even if you wind up with duplicates.

Oh, and if you do #2 (or anything that's not #1) then you have
the question of which quote to pull in as the default when you
do create a new transaction...

I didn't want to answer that question.  So I punted.

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