Assign Currency to Account; was: Foreign Currency Exchange
Frank H. Ellenberger
f.ellenberger at online.de
Mon Jun 14 00:56:43 EDT 2010
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I assume you are starting your transaction in the general ledger, which is not
recommend as it in particular is not secure for multicurrency transactions.
The GL assumes your base currency (USD) for all transactions you start from
Instead you should open one of your PHP accounts and then enter the
And you should use at least GnuCash 2.2.7, where some currency bugfixing
Am Montag, 14. Juni 2010 um 02:53:56 schrieb Tim Troutman:
> Mr. Ellenberger,
> Thanks for contacting me. I've been tied up for a while so haven't had the
> opportunity to work on it. I do have the account marked as you explained
> but that does not work. I had the account hierarchy set up as :
> Income (USD) >> USIncome (USD)
> >> Philippines Income (PHP)
> Same thing with bank accounts. Every time I enter any amount to any
> account it assumes that I'm entering USD. If the account is selected as
> PHP then it tries to convert (USD into PHP) when really it should be doing
> the opposite. I want to enter PHP and see a summary in USD of my funds in
> both places.
> I tried to make new accounts without the hierarchy in case that was causing
> the problem. So my new setup>
> RP Income (PHP)
> RP Bank (PHP)
> Then I make a transaction only involving those two accounts which are both
> marked as PHP and it still assumes that I'm entering USD and tries to
> convert it. I don't what to do. Any ideas? Thanks.
> - Tim
> On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 11:39 AM, Frank H. Ellenberger <
> f.ellenberger at online.de> wrote:
> > Hi Tim,
> > Am Mittwoch, 2. Juni 2010 um 06:21:17 schrieb TimTroutman:
> > > How can I get it to understand that I'm entering PHP (peso) instead of
> > USD
> > > for a particular account?
> > On the account page
> > mark that account,
> > edit_account [ctrl+E]
> > Security/currency Select
> > Type Currency
> > Currency: PHP
> > OK
> > OK
> > HTH
> > Frank
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