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First published by:
Troy Wolbrink
on 14 Aug 2012
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Troy Wolbrink
on 2 Jun 2013
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How can I manage support from different currencies in one database?

The following advice explains how you can effectively manage support information from multiple currencies in one TntMPD database.

Pledge Entry
Enter the pledge amount in the currency of what the donor gives in.  A $50/month donor would have a pledge of 50 / month.  A 100 EURO / month donor would have a pledge of 100 / month.

Total Pledges/Averages
If you wanted to know total pledges or total monthly averages, you’d look at the Analysis screen and look at total pledges per country (sorry, but this is a poor example since my database only has one country):

 

You’d pretty much always disregard the “Support Progress” box (until the next major version of TntMPD!).

If Per Country is Not Enough
If “per country” is not going to work (because of exception cases), you could create a User field called “Currency”, and then in Analysis, you could look at total pledges “Per Currency”.

 

You’d just have to maintain this user field when adding new donors:

 

Developer Note
In the future, TntMPD is expected to have more official support for tracking support in multiple currencies.  But, for now, assuming that most individual donors don’t give in more than one currency, the logic in TntMPD for auto-thank yous, etc. will still work well.

Currency Symbol Displayed (based on operating system)

On Windows:

On Mac:

Recent Comments

By: sam_dolores Posted on 12 Aug 2014 12:57 AM

I'm new to this program and the help files are not very helpful. I'm sorry.

I am working with at least 5 currencies.

How do I specify the currency for a donation that is not in Canadian Dollars, my default country. Don't tell me I have to change the system settings every time I need to enter a new/ different currency. This changes all donations to that currency.

As is explained in this post, I don't have a Currency option under MPD Analice/Analize By.

Can you please give detailed instructions as how to work with multiple currencies on a regular basis.

Thanks

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 14 Aug 2014 5:26 AM

Hi Sam,  Yes TntMPD doesn't help much with multiple currencies.  It wouldn't make sense to change the system settings to enter a different currency of donation into TntMPD.  TntMPD only uses the system settings for how it *displays* money numbers.  It doesn't store any type of currency information.  So for now, this FAQ is the best TntMPD has to offer.

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