Although eTapestry will allow you to track only one currency at a time within the database we can utilize User Defined Fields to track additional currencies. The currency used is selected within the Organization's Preferences page. 

Administrators can manage the database currency by following these steps:
  1. Select Management in the menu bar
  2. Click My Organization
  3. Click Preferences
  4. Select the needed value from the Currency drop down menu
  5. Click Save
Create these two User Defined Fields (UDFs) to track additional Currencies in your database if needed. The first UDF would be a number field tracking the amount converted in the alternate currency and the second UDF would a drop down of the Type of Currency. Keep in mind that if you track an amount in a different currency, you must query and report on them separately so that they don't influence your Pledge & Received totals in your database currency.

Amount of Additional Currency UDF:
  1. Click Management
  2. Select User Defined Fields under Database Configuration
  3. Select the Category where you want to save this new User Defined Field
  4. Select New Defined Field
  5. Name the Field - Amount of Currency
  6. Select Number as your Data Type (if you select Currency here, it would default to the database's currency setting)
  7. Click Next
  8. Select Transaction as your field application (do not check off any other boxes)
  9. Click Next
  10. If you would like to utilize either of these options then check the appropriate box
  11. Click Next
  12. Select Text Box as your Display Type
  13. Click Next
  14. Click Next
  15. Click Next
  16. Click Save and Finish
Currency type UDF:
  1. Click Management
  2. Select User Defined Fields under Database Configuration
  3. Select the Category where you want to save this new User Defined Field
  4. Select New Defined Field
  5. Name the Field - Additional Currency Type
  6. Select Text as your Data Type
  7. Click Next
  8. Select Transaction as your field application (do not check off any other boxes)
  9. Click Next
  10. If you would like to utilize either of these options then check the appropriate box
  11. Click Next
  12. Select Allow assignment of only one item as your Display Type
  13. Click Next
  14. In the Add value tile, type desired Currency type (CAD, USD, GBP, etc.)
  15. Click Add Value
  16. Repeat this step until you have added all of the values you need
  17. Click Save and Finish
Important Note: Donations can be processed for donors in other countries, but you will receive the funds in your home currency. For example, a donor in Ireland could use their Visa to donate $100 in US dollars to you. Their bank will convert that amount into Euros when the funds are withdrawn from their account because that is the currency their money is in. You do not need to track those types of transactions as a different currency in your database because you still received the money in US dollars. If you use Blackbaud Merchant Services you can read more information on currencies in the article What currencies does Blackbaud Merchant Services disburse in?