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    currency-converter-lt

    2.0.0-beta.0 • Public • Published

    NodeJS Currency Converter

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    A minimal currency converter library for NodeJS that works out of the box.

    Announcement : For crypto currency conversion, check my other package Nodejs Crypto Converter.

    Getting started

    Installation

    This package can be installed using npm

    npm install currency-converter-lt

    or, yarn

    yarn add currency-converter-lt

    Usage

    Import currency-converter-lt.

    const CC = require('currency-converter-lt')

    Then instantiate with either the empty constructor

    let currencyConverter = new CC()

    Or, with a json object

    let currencyConverter = new CC({from:"USD", to:"JPY", amount:100})

    !!! Note: if you get incorrect conversion described in this issue then make sure you pass isDecimalComma: true to the constructor as following:

    let currencyConverter = new CC({from:"USD", to:"JPY", amount:100, isDecimalComma:true})

    The convert method will return the conversion based on the last conversion rate and can be used as a promise.

    currencyConverter.convert().then((response) => {
        console.log(response) //or do something else
    })

    convert can also take the amount as a parameter.

    currencyConverter.convert(100).then((response) => {
        console.log(response) //or do something else
    })

    To find the rates use the rates method.

    currencyConverter.rates().then((response) => {
        console.log(response) //or do something else
    })

    Rates can be cached for currency pairs. To implement rate caching, instantiate an object of CurrencyConverter only once in your project, in a CurrencyConverter file, and setup rates caching then import the instance of CurrencyConverter from the CurrencyConverter file in your project across the rest of your project. Use chaining to convert currencies when caching is implemented. Below is an example of a CurrencyConverter file.

    Note: Rates are not actually deleted after the ratesCacheDuration. The rate remains in the rates cache of the CurrencyConverter object until a request is made for the same currency pair at which point, the old rate is overwritten.

    const CC = require('currency-converter-lt')
    
    let currencyConverter = new CC()
    
    let ratesCacheOptions = {
        isRatesCaching: true, // Set this boolean to true to implement rate caching
        ratesCacheDuration: 3600 // Set this to a positive number to set the number of seconds you want the rates to be cached. Defaults to 3600 seconds (1 hour)
    }
    
    currencyConverter = currencyConverter.setupRatesCache(ratesCacheOptions)
    
    module.exports = currencyConverter

    Chaining is also supported.

    currencyConverter.from("USD").to("GBP").amount(125).convert().then((response) => {
        console.log(response) //or do something else
    })

    Disclaimer

    This package uses web scraping to provide the api.

    Issues

    If any issues are found, they can be reported here.

    License

    This project is licensed under the MIT license.

    Install

    npm i currency-converter-lt

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    2,403

    Version

    2.0.0-beta.0

    License

    MIT

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    30.2 kB

    Total Files

    8

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    • paul-shuvo