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Write Currency statement giving improper results


I am using the Write <number > Currency < currenty unit> To <text variable> statement to format an amount as the currency unit decimal places. But its not giving proper result.

The Code is:


WRITE y_v_camount TO y_v_camnt CURRENCY y_lv_waerk.


Here the value of

Y_V_CAMOUNT is 8124.00

Y_LV_WAERK has value 'HUF'

& after write statement is executed the value in

Y_V_CAMNT is 812.400

Currency HUF has 0 decimals defined in table TCRUX. Hence the value of Y_V_CAMNT should have been just 8124 & not 812.400.

The data type for




Can anybody point out what could be the possible problem?

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  • Posted on Jan 28, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    hi Pramod,

    SAP is right, the value is 812.400. If you see 8124.00 in the database and there are no decimals to the currency, than it has to be multiplied with 100 (i. e. the decimal places are also used for storing the integer part of the number).

    hope this helps


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    Posted on Jan 28, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Hi Pramod

    When you are using the decimal values to be printed based on TCURX table SAP recommends to use the type P fields without any decimals. Please refer the link below for more details, that should throw more light to your problem



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      Hi Mart,

      Thanks for providing the link.

      The problem was that the program was reading the amt value from a flat file (which was already in a correct format) & not a SAP Table.

      Had the value been read from an SAP Table, the value in the variable Y_V_CAMOUNT would have been 81.24 HUF & after using the WRITE CURRENCY logic Y_V_CAMNT would have 8124.

      I used 'CURRENCY_AMOUNT_DISPLAY_TO_SAP' by passing & changing Y_V_CAMOUNT before the Write statement (with some additional logic) & got the right result.



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