edit this page Basic usage

The simplest way to use these method is though the helper function currency() or by using the facade. For the examples below we will use the helper method.

Converting

This is a shortcut to the most commonly used convert method. Which converts the given amount into the provided currency.

currency($amount, $from = null, $to = null, $format = true)

Arguments:

$amount - The float amount to convert $from - The current currency code of the amount. If not set the application default will be used (see config/currency.php file). $to - The currency code to convert the amount to. If not set the user set currency is used. $format - Should the returned value be formatted.

Usage:

echo currency(12.00);               // Will format the amount using the user selected currency
echo currency(12.00, 'USD', 'EUR'); // Will format the amount from the default currency to EUR

Formatting

Quickly parse a given amount into the proper currency format. This is a shortcut to the most commonly used format method.

currency_format($amount, $code = null)

Arguments:

$amount - The float amount to convert $code - The current currency code of the amount. If not set the application default will be used (see config/currency.php file).

Usage:

echo currency_format(12.00);        // Will format the amount using the application default currency
echo currency_format(12.00, 'EUR'); // Will format the amount from the default currency to EUR