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Translation on Formulas - Currency exchange


I was wondering if anyone knows whether it is possible to implement translation (currency exchange) on "Formulas" in BEx Query Designer. I know it is possible to select a currency exchange rate and target currency for a "Selection" but for some reason the tab for Translation is greyed out for Formulas.

I know a solution could be to complete the exchange rate on the selection before they go into the formula but can someone explain or confirm that this is the case?

Query Designer: Release 2004s, Support Package 9, Patch 4, Revision 404



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    Posted on Jan 30, 2007 at 10:05 AM

    Hi Wiki,

    You can do currency translation in update rule as well as in the bex query.

    please follow the below steps:

    business scenario


    you have records in different currencies and you want to convert them to a fixed target currency USD, using the avergae rate type 'M' on a monthly basis

    Step 1


    Create translation keys using RRC1. here you need to specify the source currency. "select source currency from data records"

    specify the target currency as USD

    choose the exchange rate type as 'M' and the translation should happen using 0CALMONTH

    Step 2


    create key figure 1 (KF1) that stores the amount in differnet curreny and it refers to 0currency. create another key figure (KF2) which has a fixed currency as USD. in the target cube you use 'KF2' and it is mapped from KF1.

    in the update rule just below hte currency mapping you can find the currency translation screen, use the translation key created in step 1

    Step 3


    if you have KF2 in your cube then you don't need any currency translation becoz you have already performed the translation in update rules. but if you have KF1 in your cube then you need to [erform the currency translation in bex. create a restricted key figure from KF1 (give it name as KF2). right click on the RKF and go to properties -> currency translation -> select the translation key created in step 1.

    hope it helps. Assign some points if useful answer.



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