SECTION 3.5.A8.1- ADD A NEW FOREIGN CURRENCY
USAGE: To add a new Foreign Currency code to the Foreign Currency master-file.
DISCUSSION: When you start this function, the computer will initially ask for a Foreign Currency code. Insert a code and press <Enter>. This code must be up to 3 characters and must not contain any imbedded spaces.
To return to the FOREIGN CURRENCY MENU, press <ESC>.
Once HiFinance has accepted the code you will be presented with a screen full of all the fields you can enter information into. The available fields are:
DESCRIPTION This is a human readable description of the Currency. Eg USD might have a description of US Dollars. The description you enter here will be displayed in the PUCHASE and PUCHASE ORDER programs. This field must not be left blank.
SYMBOL†††††††††††† Here you enter the Currency Symbol. Eg $. You may need to use the special keyboard functions to enter some symbols, eg • is alt(157). For further advice please call your dealer or Horizon Information Systems.
CONVERSION RATE FROM $A†† This is the rate to convert from Australian Dollar. This will be the default rate that is used in PURCHASEís. However, this can be overridden.
Where required, enter a value into each field that is surrounded by brackets. To move to the next field, press <Enter>. Complete your entry by pressing <F10>. If HiFinance has found no inconsistencies in your entries, you will be asked to confirm and the information will then be saved to disk.
If, at any time, you wish to abort the entry sequence, press <ESC>. You will be asked to confirm your request. If you abort the entry, all current changes will be cancelled and the record †will not have been added to the master-file.
Several function keys are available while you enter the Currency information:
<F4>††††††††††††††††† This allows you to enter a note detailing any non-structured information.
<F10>††††††††††††††† This will end the input phase and cause HiFinance to test the screen ready for update. Pressing <F10> can save you having to press <Enter> all the way to the end of the screen.
<ESC>††††††††††††††† This will abort the entry of the record. If you press <ESC>, the record will not be saved to the Currency master-file.