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2609018 - How Exchange Rate is Derived for Different User's Time Zone


You have business users across different time zones accessing the system and posting documents in foreign currency. You wonder how the system validates the applicable exchange rate for the different users in different time zones.


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The exchange rates are always stored in UTC time zone.

For example, a user with time zone settings in UTC+8 creates a supplier invoice with posting date on 25.07.2017. When creating the document, the system always appends time as 23:59:59 to the posting date, hence 25.07.2017 23:59:59. The user time zone is then considered for the exchange rate logic derivation. Since the user has time zone as UTC+8, the UTC time to be considered for exchange rate is 25.07.2017 15:59:59

Therefore, to derive the exchange rate, the system looks in the exchange rate table (in UTC) for the valid rate on 25.07.2017 15:59:59 UTC

In order to check user's time zone, please follow below steps:

  1. Go to Application and User Management work center.
  2. Go to Business Users view.
  3. Highlight the user and click Edit Attributes.

In case you do not have access to Application and User Management, you can check only your own user's time zone by clicking Personalize -> My Settings at the top of the screen on the right-hand side.


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