Price fields

A price field is a currency field that enables control over conversions and display. The Service Catalog uses price fields.

The conversion and display selections can be chosen per price field and can be changed at any time. There are three variations:
  • Calculated [Default]: Behaves the same as the currency field type. Whenever conversions are performed, the latest currency conversion rates are used. When the price field is displayed, it is shown in the user’s session currency.
  • Fixed: When the price field is displayed, it is shown in the currency code used when the value was entered. Whenever conversions are performed, the latest currency conversion rates are used.
  • Multiple: Enables you to enter multiple price values for an item using a different currency for each price. The field’s value is the value entered in the user’s session currency; otherwise, the first price entered is converted to the user’s session currency. Whenever conversions are performed, the latest currency rates are used. Note: The first value entered is used during display. The additional values are not used during calculations.
For examples of using price field, refer to the tables used in Service Catalog.
A price field’s currency code and numeric value can be changed in a form. An edit icon is shown next to the price field. Clicking the edit icon displays a form that can be used to edit all details of the price field:
  • Currency: List of currencies enabled in the system in the combo box. In single currency mode, the currency is a label and cannot be changed.
  • Amount: Numeric value formatted in the user’s locale
  • Type: Combo box with calculated, fixed, multiple
    • When the price type is changed to multiple, the system creates child records for all currencies enabled in the platform populated with values converted from the amount field using latest currency conversion rates.
    • In single currency mode, the type cannot be changed.
    • The price type can be modified any time.