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Old 12-29-2017, 05:27 AM   #1
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how can I download currency exchange rates


I am looking for an online site from which I can download (programatically) the currency exchange rates of the day but I am getting nowhere with Google. I need all currencies banks can trade, not just the major currencies.
Can someone suggest links?

Thank you for your help.
 
Old 12-29-2017, 04:08 PM   #2
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Not speaking from first-hand experience, but perhaps qalculate will meet your requirements. Amongst its reported freatures..
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Among units, Qalculate! has support for currencies with up-to-date exchange rates. Currencies are normally referenced with the standard three letter code due to name clashes, but a number of currency unit can also be accessed through their regular name and symbol. U.S. dollars can, for example, be referenced both as USD and dollar/dollars, or with the $ symbol.

The exchange rates can to be updated manually from File → Update Exchange Rates, or automatically at specific intervals (by default once every week, but it can be changed in the preferences dialog), when needed (when currencies are converted).
I'm sure there will be other options if you care to search.
 
Old 12-30-2017, 05:23 AM   #3
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Thank you for the answer but I have searched and I really need to download, not a program that may do it. If you google any combination of "currency exchange rate" including "download", there is not one result that will simply give you a list of the rates and I know many users need to do and are doing exactly what I want to do.

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Old 12-30-2017, 08:58 AM   #4
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I looked at the qalculate project, and it seems to retrieve currency rates from http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurof...xref-daily.xml and http://www.mycurrency.net/service/rates.
 
Old 12-30-2017, 03:40 PM   #5
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Yes, doesn't look like it would be too hard to download and process accordingly.
 
Old 12-30-2017, 07:33 PM   #6
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seeing as you are "down under" in Australia

i am guessing you are not referring to the US dollar

USD to yen
https://www.google.com/search?num=40...w=1370&bih=637

try this site it was the very FIRST google hit for the above search
http://x-rates.com/calculator/?from=JPY&to=USD&amount=1

1 AUD = 0.781371 USD

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Old 12-31-2017, 03:47 AM   #7
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I looked at the qalculate project, and it seems to retrieve currency rates from http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/eurof...xref-daily.xml and http://www.mycurrency.net/service/rates.
rblampain, this is what you're looking for.
one is in xml and can be processed with e.g. xmllint (i have experience with that).
the other seems to be json, commandline tools for processing it exist (i have no experience with that, but how hard can it be).

you might need to specify this, though:
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I need all currencies banks can trade, not just the major currencies.
 
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Thank you for the answers, that solves my problem. Sometimes the term "major currencies" refer only to about half a dozen but the links to lists given in this threat are what I needed.
 
  


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