Summary -

In this topic, we described about the Exchange Rates process along with technical information.

Exchange rates is a relationship between two currencies. Exchange rates are used to translate an amount into another currency. Exchange rates can be defined in the system for the following purposes: -

  • Posting and Clearing - Used to translate amounts posted or cleared in foreign currency or to check a manually entered exchange rate during posting or clearing.
  • Exchange Rate Differences - Used to determine gains or losses from exchange rate differences.
  • Foreign Currency Valuation - Used to valuate open items in foreign currency and foreign currency balance sheet accounts.

Below process is to create exchange rate from USD to INR as exchange rate 001.

Step-1: Enter the transaction code OB08 in the SAP command field and click Enter to continue.

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Enter the transaction code SPRO in the SAP command field and click Enter to continue.

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Click on SAP Reference IMG.

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Expand SAP NetWeaver → General Settings → Currencies → Enter Exchange Rates. Click on Execute.

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Exchange Rates normally entered as Direct or Indirect Quotations.

Example -

Direct Quotations - 1 USD = 64 X 1 INR

Indirect Quotation - 1/64 USD = 1 INR

Step-2: In the next screen, select activity New Entries on the application bar.

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Step-3: In the next screen, enter the below details.

  • ExRt – Select the exchange rate type key which you want to maintain the exchange rates
  • Valid From – Specify the exchange effective date
  • From – Specify the currency from which it converted to be
  • Dir.Quot. – Specify the direct quotation value.
  • To – Specify the currency to which it converted to be
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Step-4: Once all the details entered, click on the Save button to save the changes.

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Step-5: It prompt for the Change Request. Click on tick mark.

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Step-6: Status bar displays the below message once the exchange rates saved successfully.

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Technical Information: -

  • Transaction Code: - OB08
  • Navigation path: - SPRO → SAP Reference IMG → SAP NetWeaver → General Settings → Currencies → Enter Exchange Rates