Decimal places in Currencies shown on summary page

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Rosie Hancock

14 Jan, 2022 02:56 PM

Hi there
Before I upgraded I had managed to get the currencies on my summary page to only show 4 digits, but I can't remember how I achieved it. Now I've upgraded to 2022.2 the reverse currency rates (1/x) are showing 13 decimal places, whereas the regular currency rates are showing 4 decimal places. GBP is my base currency. e.g. USD is showing at 0.72950102130143 or 1.3708 depending on whether or not I've clicked the 1/x button. How can I get 4 decimal places for both views? It used to do this before I upgraded. Is there a setting I need to change, or is this a bug?

Note: I populate the exchange rates using the Quote Loader extension, so I have no control over the number of decimal places that are in the currency price history.

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 14 Jan, 2022 04:41 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Rosie

    Quote Loader return the exchange in terms of Base Currency = X units in the denomination displayed to 4 decimal places. So, with a base currency of British Pounds one Pound = X US Dollars. In your example One Pound = 1.3708 US Dollars. However, Moneydance Store this Exchange Rate in terms of One US Dollar = X Pounds the reciprocal of the rate returned by Quote Loader. In your example 1/1.3708=0.72950102130143 to 13 decimal places. This is the figure stored under TOOLS – CURRENCY – US DOLLARS. It does this to maintain an accurate reciprocal. I think in previous version of Moneydance fewer decimal places were stored which resulted in inaccuracies, hence the change.
    I don’t think there is anyway to display the reciprocal to less decimal on the Summary page.

    Hope this helps.

  2. 2 Posted by Rosie Hancock on 14 Jan, 2022 05:03 PM

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    Thanks for your input, Derek. It just looks weird that there are 13 decimal places one way round. It would be good to have an option to limit the display of the currency rates to a set number of decimal places, even though they are stored to a higher number of places. When I'm scanning the rates I would prefer fewer decimal places,

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