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Define Currency Translation Ratios

This tutorial explains step by step procedure to define translation ratios for currency translation in SAP with proper screenshots.

What are Currency Translation Ratios?

The Currency Translation Ratio is a ratio of the relationship between units of two currencies. It is used for currency translation. We define translation ratios for each exchange rate type and pair of currencies.

For Example:

  • 1 USD = 70 INR

So we can define the Currency Translation Ratio between USD and INR as follow:

  • USD: INR=1:70

How to Define Currency Translation Ratios?

Please follow the steps below to define Translation Ratios for Currency Translation in SAP:

Step 1) Execute t-code OBBS in the SAP command field.



Execute T-code SPRO


Click the SAP Reference IMG button

SAP Reference IMG

Next, navigate to the following SAP IMG path:

SAP Netweaver –> General Settings –> Currencies –> Define translation ratios for currency translation.


Step 2) Now a warning message will appear on your screen, click on the Yes button.


Next on the Change view currencies translation ratios overview screen you will see the list of previously defined Translation Ratios

list of TR

Step 3) Now click the New Entries button to define a new translation ratio. 

New Entries

Step 4) Next on the next screen, provide the following information.

  • ExRt: Select the exchange rate type 
  • From: Enter the currency you want to translate
  • To: Enter the currency you want to translate to
  • Valid from: Enter date from when your translation ratio will be valid from
  • Ratio (From), Ratio (To): Enter the ratio


Step 5)  Once you have entered all the information, click the Save button


Step 6) Next select your Customization Request id and press Enter key to proceed further

Customization Request

A message Data was saved will be displayed on the bottom of your screen

Data was saved

We have successfully defined the ratios for currency translation.