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Hi all,


I am trying to change the master currency to GBP (British Pounds) I have done it for the catalog but i cant find a way to do it for the admin section and order info comes up using US$. Can anyone offer some advice ??


I can see that all currencies are valued against the US$ and since i am only using 3 currencies, GBP, USD and EURO i can change the exchange rate to be pounds by editing the code, however does anyone know of an easier way. Also i have not yet found how to change the master currency in the admin section.


All advice appreciated, many thanks.



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Hi Peter,


Many thanks for your advice, however it has not worked. I am using version 2.1, should I upgrade ?


i went to currency -> GB Pounds -> edit ->


Title: GB Pounds

Code: GBP

Symbol left: ?

Symbol right:

decimal Point: .

Thousand Points: 1

Decimal Places: 2


I put the value in the decimal points section and the result after update is 1 , also after update it reported that $30 was worth ?20.74 when in fact $30 is worth ?16.67 today.


Any ideas where I have went wrong ?

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Did you created a new default currency?

In the edit did you put 1.0000000 as the value and then click on update currencies button ?

and in the catalog/includes/languages/english.php around line 36


// if USE_DEFAULT_LANGUAGE_CURRENCY is true, use the following currency, instead of the applications default currency (used w$



Change it to whatever you need




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