When you execute a drill-down report, you can display value
columns in another currency using the function Settings
-> Currency. In this step you maintain the currency
translation types to be used for translating value columns. These
translation types are valid for all operating concerns and
therefore can be used for all reports in Profitability
1. Define your currency translation
types. Specify the following:
a) a descriptive text
b) the exchange rate type (historic
rate, average rate, and so on)
c) the currency into which you want
2. Specify whether the rate is an
inverse exchange rate.
A translation type with an inverse
rate is useful when the amounts have already been converted and
need to be returned to the original values.
3. Specify whether the currency
translation type should use a fixed or a variable translation
A fixed translation date is either a
prespecified date or the day on which you execute the program. The
date fixed here, together with the exchange rate type, determines
the rate used later for the currency translation.
For variable translation dates, the
date selected in the information system (period or fiscal year)
determines the rate for each data record. Here you need to specify
the time reference (beginning of period or end of year, for
example). This enables you to translate each record with the rate
that was valid at the beginning of the corresponding period.
Note: You cannot create a date field
as a characteristic in Profitability Analysis. Consequently, the
option "Time base to the day" is not available here.
4. Save your translation types.
Example of a currency translation type with inverse
You have maintained the following rates:
DEM USD 1.60
USD DEM 0.63
When translating from USD to DEM with an inverse rate, the
system uses the rate 1/1.60 = 0.625 instead of 0.63.
The column "Specific translation type" is not used in
The translation types do not affect currency translation during
the actual data transfer.