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R12: Currency Name For Peru Is Not Correct: Should be 'Sol' and Not 'Nuevo Sol' for Currency Code 'PEN' (Doc ID 3018137.1)

Last updated on APRIL 22, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle General Ledger - Version 12.1 and later
Oracle Payables - Version 12.1.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The currency name for Peru is observed to be 'Nuevo Sol' when it should be 'Sol' for currency code 'PEN'.    This can be verified, for example, from the output of a Withholding Certificate for Peru where the currency name 'Nuevo Sol' is specified.
This is also observable from the FND_CURRENCIES_VL table that shows 'Nuevo Sol' for the Currency Code of 'PEN'.

Steps to Verify

  1. From SQL*Plus (or SQL Developer)
  2. Enter the following query:  
  3. Note the output shows:  'Nuevo Sol' for both Name and Description.



On Dec. 15, 2015, the name of the national currency for Peru was changed from "Nuevo Sol" to "Sol" (Reference: ).


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