Currency conversion using the European Central Bank's foreign exchange
for the last 90 days are fetched and cached on demand. All calculations are
performed and returned as
BigDecimal (usually a good
when dealing with money).
- Ruby >= 2.1.0
Add this line to your Gemfile and run
Convert an amount from one currency to another:
ECB::Exchange.convert(100, from: 'EUR', to: 'GBP') => 0.88235e2
The converted amount (using today's current rate) will be returned as
BigDecimal. In doing this, the gem will fetch and cache ECB rates for the last
Convert an amount on a specific date:
ECB::Exchange.convert(100, from: 'EUR', to: 'GBP', date: Date.parse('2017-01-11')) => 0.87235e2
To fetch the exchange rate multiplier between two currencies:
ECB::Exchange.rate(from: 'EUR', to: 'USD') # pass an optional `date` arg here too => 0.11969e1
You can ask for an array of all supported currencies with:
ECB::Exchange.currencies => ["USD", "JPY", "BGN", "CZK", "DKK", "GBP", "HUF" ... ]
Finally, you can adjust the rates endpoint by setting your own
XMLFeed.endpoint (e.g. in an initializer):
ECB::Exchange::XMLFeed.endpoint = "http://my-awesome-service.com/feed.xml"
The XML feed at this endpoint must conform to the ECB rates structure.
Not all dates, rates or currencies may be available, or the remote endpoint could be unresponsive. For these cases consider handling these errors:
ECB::Exchange::Error to catch any of them.
By default rates will be cached to one of the following backend stores (in this order of preference).
- Your own backend cache store (see below)
ECB::Exchange::MemoryCacheinstance (a simple in memory cache store)
To configure your own backend store (e.g. in an initializer):
ECB::Exchange::Cache.backend = MyAwesomeCache.new # this cache must implement public `read(key)` and `write(key, value)` methods
All keys in the cache are name-spaced with a
Check out this repo and run
bin/setup, this will install gem dependencies and
generate docs. Use
bundle exec rake to run tests and generate a coverage
You can also run
bin/console for an interactive prompt to experiment with the
MiniTest is used for testing. Run the test suite with:
$ rake test
Generate docs for this gem with:
$ rake rdoc
If you think something is broken or missing, please raise a new issue. Please remember to check it hasn't already been raised.
Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub. When submitting pull requests, remember to add tests covering any new behaviour, and ensure all tests are passing on Travis. Read the contributing guidelines for more details.
- Better RDoc documentation.
- A Rails app to demo this gem (e.g. with a one-click Heroku install).
The code is available as open source under the terms of LGPL-3.