How to convert currencies in Microsoft Excel?

Provided that you have a large currency report is populated with USD, and now you would like to convert the USD to your own county currency, such as EURO. How could you convert the large data at once?

Convert currency in Excel with Excel function

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Supposing you have a budget with US dollar as following screenshot shows, and you need to convert the data into Euro.

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Step 1: Find out the current exchange rate between US dollar and Euro, and enter it in a blank cell. In this case, 1 US dollar = 0.75057 euros. So enter 0.75057 in Cell C2.

Step 2: in Cell D2, enter the formula of = B2*$C$2. See screenshot:

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Step 3: Press Enter key and select cell D2, then drag the fill handle over the range cell that you want to contain the formula. And all cells in D2:D12 are filled with converted EUROS.

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Step 1: Click Kutools > Content > Currency Conversion. See screenshot:

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Step 2: Highlight the range that you want to convert. In Currency Conversion dialog box:

  • Select the source currency US Dollar from the left list box, and choose the currency EURO that you want to convert from the right list box.
  • Click Update rate button to get to the latest exchange rates

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Step 3: Then click Fill options button, in the Fill options dialog box, choose one output type that you want and close the box, see screenshot:

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Step 4: After specifying the output type, if you select Only cells, then click OK or Apply button, you will get the following results:

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Notes: If you select Only comment, all of the converted values will be inserted as comments into the original cells. See screenshot:

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And if you choose Cells and comment as the output result, the converted values will be filled into the original cells, at the same time, the detailed information will be inserted as comments. See screenshot:

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Comments  

Permalink +3 ALEXUAL
PLEASE I NEED GHANA CEDI SYMBOL IN EXCEL
2013-11-30 16:45 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 Marty
Can't you use ALT+0162?
2014-06-12 23:12 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +2 ALEXUAL
please i am pleading with you to insert kutools in Microsoft excel directly for easy access
2013-11-30 16:48 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +2 MKL
I have over 60 medical bills in Euros that I need to convert to dollars at the exchange rate on the the differing dates of service since 06/30/2013. It appears the conversion function in Kutools does not allow one to specify the date for conversion. Am I missing something?
2014-01-03 20:36 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +2 Marty
Have you considered using, instead, a lookup table that would do this? There are a number of sources of historical currency fx rates which you could download and input into a table.

If you have the dates in ascending order in column A and the exchange rate in column b, your vlookup formula could use the date, get the exchange rate, then apply that against your medical bill amount. I'd add a ROUND function to get rid of anything past the second decimal, and add a True False switch at the end to ensure that you don't apply an incorrect Fx amount to a date which doesn't exist in your table.

If this is all a complete mystery, comment back and I'll try to explain it better.
2014-06-12 23:10 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink -8 Henok Nigussei
currency converter. use it or leave it. bye have a good day
2014-02-05 07:52 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink -2 Dan
great job ..thanks for sharing
2014-03-31 15:37 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 allan manhire
Thank you, this is quiet helpful, needed this for my business
2014-08-19 22:46 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +2 telecaster
Completely useless for use cases involving multiple currencies and multiple dates. Can we have an advanced tutorial please? Or some reference data sources?
2014-10-28 10:21 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 JEREMY
[wiki]How do I convert Sri Lankan Rupees (Rs) into Australian dollars using Excel?[/wiki]
2015-07-25 12:23 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 Marty
Fairly simple math issue.
First, you need to know the exchange rate for the two currencies. Today (August 3, 2015, the Fx is 1 LKR = 0.0102975 AUD. If you want to convert Sri Lankan Rupees into Australian Dollars, you would divide the number of rupees you have by .012975. Since that might end up with a number of decimal places, you might round it so that it ends up with just two.

I would set up a worksheet that shows, in cell A1, the conversion rate - so A1 would equal ..0102975.
Then I would set up A2 to contain the number of Sri Lankan rupees I want to convert, say, 1,000.

In cell A3, I would put the formula to divide the Sri Lankan Rupees into Aussie dollars and round the results to the closest 2nd decimal. But rather than "hard wire" the conversion rate into the formula, I would reference the conversion rate I just put in Cell A1. That way, if I want to change the conversion rate next week, I don't have to edit a formula - I just change the conversion rate.

So the cell A3 would read (without quotes) "=round(A2/A1,2)"

You could label each cell with the intended contents by placing the text labels in cells B1, B2, and B3. And you could use the currency formatting for cells A2 and A3 to properly reflect that they are Sri Lankan and Australian currencies.

Hope this helps.
2015-08-03 16:28 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink -1 Eugene
The approaches described here are great, but they only work if you want to apply the same rate to all spreadsheet rows. If you have multiple transactions on different dates that you want to convert, there's now a free online tool to do that - currency.foxjump.ca. You copy a bunch of transactions (with dates and amounts) from Excel, paste into the tool, and it converts all transactions using the correct exchange rate for each date. You can then copy and paste the results back into your spreadsheet.
2015-09-24 13:23 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Kathy
Trying to create a spreadsheet that converts both directions - Pesos to dollars or dollars to pesos; my formulas are "at war" with one another. I tried IF/THEN formulas as well as the $column$row*cel l value approach.
Scenario is that we purchase materials in both MX and US for projects and will be entering both currencies into the sheet. Help!
Thanks-
2016-11-04 20:51 Reply Reply with quote Quote

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