SAP ABAP Data Element BAPI_JBD_DTE_KGLDKU (Floating Average Exchange Rate)
EA-FINSERV (Software Component) SAP Enterprise Extension Financial Services
   IS-B-DP (Application Component) Transaction Data Pool
     JBD_POS_BAPI (Package) Positions
Basic Data
Short Description Floating Average Exchange Rate  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type KURSF    
Data Type DEC   Counter or amount field with comma and sign 
Length 9    
Decimal Places 5    
Output Length 12    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
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Parameter ID   
Default Component name FLAVG_EXCHANGE_RATE   
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Forex FLA 
Medium 15 Float.Aver.Rate 
Long 20 Float.Aver.Exch.Rate 


The floating average rate is a base value for calculating opportunity volume, as well as realized and unrealized exchange gains and losses. It is only relevant for positions.

If purchases flow into the position, the system determines a new floating average. The procedure also takes into account negative positions, which can result from short sales. In this case, the floating average rate is adjusted with each sale. If the +/- sign of the position changes due to a purchase or sale, the residual purchase or sale which, starting from a zero position, defines the new position with the changed sign, forms the basis for calculating the new floating average.

You can display the floating average as:

  • An amount (in position currency), such as for stock positions
  • An exchange rate, such as for currency positions
  • A percentage rate, such as for bonds and debentures
  • An index value, such as for options on stock indices
  • An effective interest rate, such as for zerobonds.

In the case of positions resulting from a single flow, the floating average is identical with the purchase or sale price.


Last changed by/on SAP  20030430 
SAP Release Created in 463_20