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Foreign Currency Codes

When the Cashiering>Foreign Currency Handling application function is set to Y, use the options under Configuration>Cashiering>Foreign Currency to define and manage various exchange rates for any number of foreign currencies at your property.

Follow these steps when setting up foreign currencies:

The following exchange codes are available (these exchange codes may be combined as appropriate):

For example, for each currency you might define one exchange code for posting accommodations, and a second code for settlement and cash exchange. Each code may have its own exchange rate and start date. The accommodations posting rate could be updated monthly whereas settlement and cash exchange rates could be updated daily.

As you will need to update each exchange rate anytime the official rates change, you may want to limit the number of exchange codes to those that are actually required by your property.

OPERA accommodates both buying foreign currency (the usual transaction where the guest exchanges foreign currency for local currency) as well as selling foreign currency (exchanging local currency for foreign currency). When you configure currency codes, you may indicate if selling of that currency is supported.

Configuring Currency Codes

Select Configuration>Cashiering>Foreign Currency>Foreign Currency Codes to create a new foreign currency code or to edit existing codes. The Foreign Currency Codes screen appears.

This screen lists the foreign currency codes you have already created.

Note: An array of currency codes are provided as OPERA SID data. These ISO codes are listed in OPERA SID Currency Codes, below.

Currency. Currency code.

Description. Description of the currency code.

Decimals. Number of decimal places used when calculating exchange rates in the currency.

Sell Currency. (Available when the Cashiering>Sell Foreign Currency application parameter is set to Y.) An X in this column indicates that the currency has both a sell rate and sell commission and a buy rate and buy commission.

Adding and Editing Foreign Currency Codes

To create a new foreign currency code, select the New button on the Foreign Currency Codes screen. To edit an existing code, highlight your choice and select the Edit button. The Foreign Currency Codes - New or Foreign Currency Codes - Edit screen appears.

Provide the following information and select the OK button:

Code. The code for the type of currency (e.g., AUD; DKK; HKD, etc.).

Description. Description associated with the currency (Australian Dollar; Danish Krone; Hong Kong Dollar, Guatemalan Quetzal, etc.).

Decimals. Decimal format for the currency (e.g., 0=$1, 1=$1.0, 2=$1.00, 3=$1.000, etc.). Each currency is displayed in its own decimal format on screens throughout OPERA.

Currency Symbol. Fixed graphic representation for this currency ($ =US Dollar, =British Pound Sterling, =Japanese Yen, = Euro).

You can type a character in this currency symbol field by using its corresponding number from the Windows ANSI character set. Press the NumLock key to make the numeric keypad active. Press the Alt key while typing the ANSI number (including the leading zero) using the keys on the numeric keypad, and then release the Alt key. For example, to enter the symbol for the British Pound Sterling, use the key sequence Alt+0163; Alt+0165 to display the Japanese Yen; Alt+0128 displays the Euro symbol. For more information on currency symbols access http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/currency_symbols.html.

Sell Currency. (Available when the Cashiering>Sell Foreign Currency application parameter is set to Y.) When this box is selected, you may specify both a sell rate and sell commission and a buy rate and buy commission for the currency.

Inactive. Select this check box to make the foreign currency code inactive at the property. You may not make a foreign currency code inactive if there are one or more exchange rates already configured for the code. This check box will be disabled if the selected currency is defined as a local currency for the property. When a foreign currency code is inactive it will not be available for selection in the following screens:

OPERA SID Currency Codes

Currency Code

Description

Decimal Positions

ALL

Albania Leke

2

DZD

Algeria Dinars

2

AUD

Australian Dollar

2

AZN

Azerbaijan Manats

2

BHD

Bahrain Dinar

3

BYR

Belarus Rubles

0

BAM

Bosnia and Herzegovina Convertible Arka

2

BWP

Botswana Pulas

2

BND

Brunei Dollar

2

BGN

Bulgaria Leva

2

CAD

Canadian Dollar

2

KYD

Cayman Island Dollar

2

COP

Colombian Peso

2

XOF

Communaute Financire Africaine BCEAO Francs

2

XAF

Communaute Financire Africaine BEAC Francs

2

CDF

Congo/Kinshasa Congolese Francs

2

HRK

Croatia Kuna

2

CYP

Cyprus Pound

2

CZK

Czech Republic Koruny

2

DKK

Danish Krone

2

DJF

Djibouti Francs

2

EGP

Egyptian Pound

2

ERN

Eritrea Nakfa

2

EEK

Estonia Krooni

2

ETB

Ethiopia Birr

2

EUR

Euro Currency

2

GMD

Gambia Dalasi

2

GEL

Georgia Lari

2

GHS

Ghana Cedis

2

GIP

Gibraltar Pounds

2

GTQ

Guatemala Quetzal

2

GGP

Guernsey Pounds

2

GNF

Guinea Francs

2

GYD

Guyana Dollars

2

HKD

Hong Kong Dollar

2

HUF

Hungarian Forint

0

ISK

Iceland Kronur

2

INR

Indian Rupees

2

IDR

Indonesian Rupiah

0

IRR

Iran Rials

0

IMP

Isle of Man Pounds

2

ILS

Israel New Shekels

2

JPY

Japanese Yen

0

JEP

Jersey Pounds

2

JOD

Jordan Dinars

3

KZT

Kazakhstan Tenge

2

KES

Kenya Shilling

2

KWD

Kuwait Dinar

3

KGS

Kyrgyzstan Soms

2

LVL

Latvia Lati

2

LBP

Lebanon Pounds

0

LRD

Liberia Dollars

2

LYD

Libya Dinars

3

LTL

Lithuania Litai

2

MKD

Macedonia Denars

2

MWK

Malawi Kwachas

2

MYR

Malaysian Ringgit

2

MTL

Malta Liri

2

MUR

Mauritius Rupees

0

MXN

Mexican Peso

2

MDL

Moldova Lei

2

MAD

Morocco Dirhams

2

MZN

Mozambique Meticais

2

NAD

Namibia Dollars

2

NPR

Nepal Nepal Rupees

2

NZD

New Zealand Dollar

2

NGN

Nigeria Nairas

2

NOK

Norwegian Krone

2

OMR

Oman Rial

3

PKR

Pakistan Rupees

2

PEN

Peruvian Nuevo Sol

2

PLN

Poland Zloty

2

QAR

Qatar Rials

2

ROL

Romania Lei

2

RSD

Serbian Dinar

 

RUB

Russian Ruble

2

RWF

Rwanda Rwanda Francs

0

SAR

Saudia Arabia Riyal

2

SCR

Seychelles Rupees

2

SGD

Singapore Dollar

2

SKK

Slovakia Koruny

2

SIT

Slovenia Tolars

2

SOS

Somalia Shillings

2

ZAR

South Africa Rand

2

SDD

Sudan Dinars

2

SSP

South Sudanese Pound

2

SEK

Swedish Krona

2

CHF

Swiss Franc

2

SYP

Syria Pounds

2

TWD

Taiwan Dollar

0

TJS

Tajikistan Somoni

2

TZS

Tanzania Shillings

2

THB

Thailand Baht

2

TND

Tunisia Dinars

3

TRY

New Turkey Lira

2

TMM

Turkmenistan Manats

2

USD

US Dollar

2

UGX

Uganda Shillings

2

UAH

Ukraine Hryvnia

2

AED

United Arab Emirates Dirham

2

GBP

United Kingdom Pound

2

UZS

Uzbekistan Sums

2

YER

Yemen Rials

2

ZMK

Zambia Kwacha

2

ZWD

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Dollars

2

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