A unit is anything you can express a transaction in. In most cases, this is a currency, but it can also be a stock, or even a car or a house. A unit has different values over time, its value being express in another unit. Example: ACME stock is worth 31.2$ on January 2009.

Edit Units

Editing units can be done in different ways:


This mode allows you choosing amongst the set of predefined units which one you would like to add to the current document.


This mode allows you to create your own unit. Parameters to be provided are:

  • Name: the comprehensive unit name.

  • Symbol: the unit symbol, displayed in most tables and drop down boxes.

  • Type: see Unit Types.

  • Reference Unit: the (other) unit used to compute value of the (current) unit. For example, if you have EADS shares, and want to see their value in euros, you should select € as reference unit in EADS unit.

  • Country

  • Download source: The source to download quotes. The recommended one is "Yahoo". By clicking on the arrow on the right of the "Download" field, you can directly download new sources from store.kde.org

  • Internet Code: The Internet code for this unit. If given this code, Skrooge is able to download the unit values from selected source.


This editing mode allows for downloading unit values from the Internet, or manual entry of a unit value at a given date.

Unit Types

Skrooge may consider just about anything as a unit, but it does makes a distinction depending on such unit's type:

Primary Currency

This is the currency that will be used for displaying real transactions amount.

Secondary Currency

If defined, the value in the secondary unit will be displayed upon hovering over a transaction amount.


Any currency, with no specific role for display.


This type of unit can be used for managing shares.


A stock exchange index, such as the Dow Jones, NASDAQ, CAC40, SBF120…


Any unit that doesn't fit in the above types.