[Koha] problem with currency format

Ian Bays ian.bays at ptfs-europe.com
Tue Jun 7 19:57:58 NZST 2011

This is a problem that I recently noticed too.  The item database fields 
for price are stored as numeric so entering any currency symbol not only 
fails to insert the currency symbol but inserts 0.00 in the price 
field.  In Europe as in many parts of the world items within one Koha 
system often have different currencies.  I presume the original thought 
for designing it as numeric was so that the patron could be fined that 
amount if the item is lost.
It would be good if you were to raise a bug on bugzilla for this problem 
if it has not already been done.
Best regards.

On 07/06/2011 08:09, Sunitha wrote:
> I have to store the book price in different currency format. For eg. some
> books have the price in US dollers, some others have in pound and some other
> book price in Indian Rupees. When I am saving the book price (eg: $180.00)
> in the field "Cost, normal purchase price" it is saving as 0.00.  How can I
> solve this problem? Please help me.....
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