A series of money related utility classes wrapping integer math and money fractional allocation.

2.0.0 2014-07-13 09:05 UTC


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Symfony2 Bundle wrapping common Money and Currency related needs such as integer-based math, currency codes, and money conversion.


Add the package to your composer.json file:

    "repositories": [
            "type": "vcs",
            "url": "
    "require": {
        "matmar10/money-bundle": "dev-master"

Creating Objects

Currencies are identified by a currency code and have a calculation and display precision:

$eur = new Currency('EUR', 2, 2);

$euros = new Money($eur);

Basic Math

The Money object wraps all basic math functions using underlying integer math to avoid the (problems with floating point math)[].

All amounts are stored as integer values internally using the calculation precision as the scale.

// must use a valid iso4217 currency code 
// with the exception of BTC for Bitcoin, as specified in the override configuration
$usd = new Currency('USD', 5, 2);

$usdAmount1 = new Money($usd);

$usdAmount2 = new Money($usd);

$usdAmount1->isEqual($usdAmount2); // true

$resultAmount1 = $usdAmount1->add($usdAmount2);
echo $resultAmount1->getAmountDisplay(); // 2.47

$resultAmount2 = $usdAmount1->subtract($usdAmount2);
echo $resultAmount2->getAmountFloat(); // 0

$resultAmount3 = $usdAmount1->multiply(3);
echo $resultAmount3->getAmountFloat(); // 3.7035
echo $resultAmount3->getAmountDisplay(); // 3.70

$resultAmount4 = $usdAmount1->divide(2);
echo $resultAmount3->getAmountFloat(); // 0.61725
echo $resultAmount3->getAmountDisplay(); // 0.62

Dealing with Fractional Cents

How do you divide $10 evenly amongst three people? In reality, you can't divide fractional cents.

Really, you want to end up with three equal-ish shares:

  • $3.34
  • $3.33
  • $3.33
$eurAmount = new Money(new Currency('EUR', 2, 2));

// split the 10 euros into three equal parts using euro cents as the smallest unit
$shares = $eurAmount->allocate(array(1, 1, 1), 2);

$shares[0]->getAmountFloat(); // 3.34
$shares[1]->getAmountFloat(); // 3.33
$shares[2]->getAmountFloat(); // 3.33

Converting Between Currencies

Use the CurrencyPair object to convert between disparate currencies using an exchange rate:

Note that the rate works bi-directionally:

$gbp = new Currency('GBP', 2, 2);
$usd = new Currency('USD', 2, 2);

$gbpAmount = new Money($gbp);

// 1 GBP = 1.5 USD
$gbpToUsd = new CurrencyPair($gbp, $usd, 1.5);

$usdAmount = $gbpToUsd->convert($gbpAmount);
echo $usdAmount->getDisplay(); // 15.00

$gbpAmount2 = $gbpToUsd->convert($usdAmount);
echo $gbpAmount2->getDisplay(); // 10.00

Currency Manager Service

Instead of building up currencies and money objects manually all the time, consider using the lmh_money.currency_manager service that is registered into Symfony's dependency injection container.

The manager supports providing an ISO country or currency code:

// inside a Symfony controller, for example

$manager = $this->getContainer()->get('lmh_money.currency_manager');

$amount = $manager->getMoney('ES');
echo $amount->getCurrency(); // EUR

// 1 USD = 0.75 EUR
$pair = $manager->getPair('US', 'ES', 0.75);

$converted = $pair->convert($amount);
echo $converted->getAmountDisplay(); // 75.00

Adding New Currencies

You can add new currencies that are not supported by default. This is useful, for example to add alternative currencies such as Litecoin and Ripple

// inside a config file, such as app/config/config.yml

        LTC: { displayPrecision: 5, calculationPrecision: 8, symbol: 'Ł' }
        XRP: { displayPrecision: 8, calculationPrecision: 8 }

Currency Alias

Alias handling for currencies, to set the currency settings "Euro" equel to "EUR", extend the config like this:

            alias: EUR

Currency Validator

The Bundle also includes a Symfony validator for use in validating an entity's attribute is a valid currency code using (Symfony's Validator component)[].

Example use of the annotation:


// inside an entity file, such as src/Bundle/AcmeBundle/Entity/Purchase.php

namespace Acme\Bundle\AcmeBundle\Entity;

use Lmh\Bundle\MoneyBundle\Validator\Constraints as Assert;

class Purchase
     * @Assert\CurrencyCode()
    public $currency;


Using in the validator (see (Validator Component docs for details)[] ):


use Acme\Bundle\AcmeBundle;
use Symfony\Component\Validator\Validation;

$validator = Validation::createValidatorBuilder()

$purchase = new Purchase()
$purchase->currency = 'invalid-this-is-not-a-code';
$violations = $validator->validate($purchase);

Embedded Money object in a Doctrine Entity

Money object is prepared to handle doctrine embedded style:

Add this to your config:

                type: annotation
                dir: %kernel.root_dir%/../vendor/matmar10/lib-money/src/Matmar10/Money/Entity
                is_bundle: false
                prefix: 'Matmar10\Money\Entity'

Inside your entity:


namespace foo\bar;

use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping as ORM;

class Invoice {

     * @var \Matmar10\Money\Entity\Money
     * @ORM\Embedded(columnPrefix="price_", class="Matmar10\Money\Entity\Money")
    private $price;


your table should now these two new columns:

  • price_amount // price as INTEGER value
  • price_currency // currency code like "EUR"