If you take a look in the Quote.pm perl module, the currency conversion method calls the alpha vantage CURRENCY_EXCHANGE_RATE function. As far as I can see this is the *only* source of exchange rate data available in Finance::Quote (at least assuming you are using version 1.47). Given this, any setting in gnucash is unlikely to change anything (and is probably why gnucash reverts to currency no matter what you do - it's the one data source that binds them all when it comes to currency). Also see the following post from Erik Colson (FQ developer) https://sourceforge.net/p/finance-quote/mailman/message/36112625/ And finally, if you want to prove it for yourself, run currency conversion with and without the alpha vantage key set. Cheers, Larry
Maybe I am missing something but when I go to Security Editor, click on currencies and then select unknown and then alphavantage and save it reverts back to single, currency. So how is the quote (when I get one) coming from alphavantage? Confused, Les On 02/22/2018 03:09 AM, ln.mailinglists at iinet.net.au  wrote: >_ Hi Richard, _ >_ It's definitely alphavantage for currency - you can check the data URL _ >_ early in the Quote.pm module. _ >_ I'd agree with Adriano's assessment that the problem is server side. _ >_ I did a test this morning where I repeatedly requested quotes from _ >_ gnucash - the first four attempts sucessfully grabbed all of my stock _ >_ values but failed on USD/AUD exchange rates, while the fifth test got _ >_ everything. _ > >_ Cheers, _ >_ Larry _ > >_ Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:24:25 +0000 _ >_ From: Richard Morris _ >_ To: Adriano Baldi _ >_ Cc: gnucash-user _ >_ Subject: Re: Finance-Quote 1.47 Unable to retrieve Currency quotes _ >_ Message-ID: _ > >_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8" _ >_ But I wonder - does GNUCash use alphavantage for currencies? _ >_ I see this: _ >_ "There are 3 types of sources of which the first - currency - is _ >_ hardcoded _ >_ and responsible to fetch ISO currencies. The other two can be selected _ >_ in _ >_ the security editor." _ >_ https://www.gnucash.org/docs/v2.6/C/gnucash-help/apas01.html  _ >_ I'm still having the issue with currencies. How about you Adriano? _ >_ And isn't it odd that gnc-fq-dump currency USD EUR (for example) _ >_ works? _ >_ _______________________________________________ _ >_ gnucash-user mailing list _ >_ gnucash-user at gnucash.org  _ >_ To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: _ >_ https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user  _ >_ If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists  for more information. _ >_ ----- _ >_ Please remember to CC this list on all your replies _ >_ You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All._ Links: ------  https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user  https://www.gnucash.org/docs/v2.6/C/gnucash-help/apas01.html  https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user  https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user  https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists _______________________________________________ gnucash-user mailing list email@example.com To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists for more information. ----- Please remember to CC this list on all your replies. You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.