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1625369 - Reimbursable Expense Amount Calculated in Wrong Currency in Expense Report


You create an expense report with a receipt amount in currency ABC. After saving or when navigating to step 4-Review, you notice the currency of the Reimbursable Expenses changes to currency DEF (ABC and DEF represent two different currencies of two different countries, ABC and DEF).


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Travel and Expenses work center.
  2. Select the Expense Reports view.
  3. Select and edit the respective expense report.
  4. In the Expenses view, all expenses are maintained in currency ABC.
  5. Press Save or navigate to step 4-Review. 

You notice, the Reimbursable Expenses amount appears in currency DEF.


The employee, for which the expense report is created, was hired for country/ region ABC with default currency ABC. Therefore, the reimbursable expense amount automatically changes to the currency of the employee's default country/region's currency. The country/origin of the assigned cost center does not determine the default currency.

To check the employee's country/region:

  1. Go to the Personnel Administration work center and navigate to the Employees view. 
  2. Via the Personalize function add the Country/Region column to the Employees table. 
  3. Find the respective employee. 
  4. You notice the Country/Region is DEF. 


If the employee is to be reimbursed in the currency DEF,  then the employment must be terminated in country/region ABC and a re-hire needs to be performed for country/region DEF.  

See Also

KBA 2690313 - Display Currency in the report is not as Expected

KBA 2741128 - Currency Derivation for Expense Report Payments

KBA 3407173 - Payment Currency in the Expense Report is not as Expected

KBA 2644245 - Wrong Default Country/Region in Expense Report


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