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Updating Exahcnge Rates


Taipa

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How often do you update your currency exchange rates? Do you do it manually, or with one of the contributions?

 

The reason I ask is because my store is (proudly) Canadian, and so all of my prices are in CAD, but 90% of my business comes from the States, so it would only be fair to have prices available in USD as well, but I don't want to be manually updating the exchange rate every day, and the exchange rate isn't exactly stable lately.

 

I searched the contributions, and I found a few, but some are not what I want to do (they open a popup for the user), some are too old and I'm not sure they'd work with MS2, and the one that sounds the most promising I can't see if it's what I really want because the "example" site is down.

 

Suggestions?

 

Thanks! ^_^

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you can do it via a 'CRON' job, search the tips and tricks for CRON which will explain the setup. you can also ask your host how to do this.

this way, you can if you wish, update the currency rate as often as you wish. i setup my clients so it is updated every hour, may be overkill, but it only takes a few seconds and it is updated automatically.

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you can do it via a 'CRON' job, search the tips and tricks for CRON which will explain the setup.  you can also ask your host how to do this.

this way, you can if you wish, update the currency rate as often as you wish.  i setup my clients so it is updated every hour, may be overkill, but it only takes a few seconds and it is updated automatically.

 

 

 

... <_<

 

 

...so, the short answer would be "the contribution for the MS1 will still work for MS2", because it uses a CRON job to do it?

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... <_<

...so, the short answer would be "the contribution for the MS1 will still work for MS2", because it uses a CRON job to do it?

 

The manual currency update php you can use to do the update automatically, via the CRON job. I did find I had to put:

 

#!/usr/local/bin/php -q

 

as the first line of currency_update.php. Then it worked for me. I'm using MS2.

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The manual currency update php you can use to do the update automatically, via the CRON job. I did find I had to put:

 

#!/usr/local/bin/php -q

 

as the first line of currency_update.php. Then it worked for me. I'm using MS2.

 

Thanks, hopefully that will help. ^_^

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