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Manual Reference Pages  -  FINANCE::CURRENCY::CONVERT::XE (3)

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Finance::Currency::Convert::XE - Currency conversion module.



  use Finance::Currency::Convert::XE;
  my $obj = Finance::Currency::Convert::XE->new()
                || die "Failed to create object\n" ;

  my $value = $obj->convert(
                    source => GBP,
                    target => EUR,
                    value => 123.45,
                    format => text
            )   || die "Could not convert: " . $obj->error . "\n";

  my @currencies = $obj->currencies;


  use Finance::Currency::Convert::XE;
  my $obj = Finance::Currency::Convert::XE->new(
                    source => GBP,
                    target => EUR,
                    format => text
            )   || die "Failed to create object\n" ;

  my $value = $obj->convert(
                    value => 123.45,
                    format => abbv
           )   || die "Could not convert: " . $obj->error . "\n";

  $value = $obj->convert(123.45)
                || die "Could not convert: " . $obj->error . "\n";

  my @currencies = $obj->currencies;


Currency conversion module using’s Universal Currency Converter (tm) site.

WARNING: Do not use this module for any commercial purposes, unless you have obtain an explicit license to use the service provided by For further details please read the Terms and Conditions available at <>.


new Creates a new Finance::Currency::Convert::XE object. Can be supplied with default values for source and target currency, and the format required of the output. These can be overridden in the convert() method.
currencies Returns a plain array of the currencies available for conversion.
add_currencies Allows the user to add currencies to the internal hash. Currencies can be added as per the code below:

                ZZZ => {text => An Example, symbol => $},
                ZZY => {text => Testing}

Note that unless otherwise stated, the symbol will be set to ’¤’. The code used must be 3 characters in length, and a text part must be included.

convert Converts some currency value into another using’s UCC.

An anonymous hash is used to pass parameters. Legal hash keys and values are as follows:

    source => $currency_from,
    target => $currency_to,
    value  => $currency_from_value,
    format => $print_format

The format key is optional, and takes one of the following strings:

  number (returns 12.34)
  symbol (returns £12.34)
  text   (returns 12.34 Great Britain, Pound)
  abbv   (returns 12.34 GBP)

If format key is omitted, ’number’ is assumed and the converted value is returned.

If only a value is passed, it is assumed that this is the value to be converted and the remaining parameters will be defined by the defaults set in the constructor. Note that no internal defaults are assumed.

Note that not all countries have symbols in the standard character set. Where known the appropriate currency symbol is used, otherwise the generic currency symbol is used.

It should also be noted that there is a recommendation to use only the standardised three letter abbreviation (’abbv’ above). However, for further reading please see:

error Returns a (hopefully) meaningful error string.

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Currency symbols are currently specified with a generic symbol, if the currency symbol is unknown. Are there any other symbols available in Unicode? Let me know if there are.


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There are no known bugs at the time of this release. However, if you spot a bug or are experiencing difficulties that are not explained within the POD documentation, please submit a bug to the RT system (see link below). However, it would help greatly if you are able to pinpoint problems or even supply a patch.

Fixes are dependant upon their severity and my availablity. Should a fix not be forthcoming, please feel free to (politely) remind me by sending an email to .

RT: <>


  Barbie, <>
  for Miss Barbell Productions <>.


  Copyright X 2002-2011 Barbie for Miss Barbell Productions.

  This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
  modify it under the Artistic Licence v2.


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