FX Rates

Ken kmailuk at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 11:13:40 EST 2011

Hi all,

This question is about two years old but I am still having a problem
with exchange rates (version 2.4.0 on Windows XP).  I have created an
Account Summary report and ticked the option to show exchange rates.
The report lists a number of securities and currencies but does not
show the exchange rate.  I have not included price data for all
securities, but certainly many of them do have prices entered.

What is the exchange rate logic in GnuCash? For example, if I have
some price data for GBP/USD and EUR/USD for a number of dates, say 1st
of each month, how does the program calculate the exchange rate for
GBP/USD on, say, the 15th of a month? Can it calculate GBP/EUR given
the other rates? Does it understand USD/GBP to be the inverse of


On 24 January 2009 20:45, Mike Alexander <mta at umich.edu> wrote:
> --On January 24, 2009 7:02:38 PM +0000 Ken <kmailuk at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Mike, would you have a moment to look at the sample file included to
>> confirm this yourself and let me know whether you think another
>> bugzilla needs to be opened for this (or whether I am simply doing
>> something wrong--entirly possible as I am new to GnuCash from Quicken
>> UK)?
> I tried your sample file both with and without my patch and the patch fixes
> it.  My sample file attached to the bug is essentially the same.
>       Mike

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