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Currency values in import and export

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Currency values in import and export

In general, currency values crossing the boundaries of the platform are represented in the user’s session currency and formatted in the user’s locale.


Currency values are imported as strings just like other fields. The default transform mapping to a currency field uses setDisplayValue(). The expected format for this function is:
  • A number formatted in the user’s locale: this is taken as a value in the user's session currency, for example, 1,234.56.
  • The number prefixed by the three-letter currency code separated by a semicolon, for example, EUR;1.234,56.

This behavior can be customized in transform map scripts.


Currency values are exported in the user’s session currency formatted in the user’s locale except when exporting as XML. When exporting currency in XML, the value is in the reference currency value with no formatting.