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Price Module

The price module defines value objects to deal with prices and charges. The following types exist: * Price: Represents simply a money value. See below for more details. For example: 5€ * Charge: Represents a Price together with its Type. This is used to describe that something need to be paid in a certain currency and represents a certain value. For example it might be you need (or want) to pay the value of 5€ in 500 Loyaltypoints. This can be described in the Charge Type. * Charges: Is a list of the type Charge. For example to indicate that you are paying to value of 5€ with two Charges: 2€ and 300 Loyaltypoints

Price Type:

The price module offers a Price Type with useful methods.

Price calculation is not a trivial topic and multiple solutions exist. The implementation details of the price object is:

  • internally we use big.Float to hold the amount, this is to be able to calculate exactly
  • however a float like representation of an amount cannot be paid, that is why the price has a method "GetPayablePrice" that returns a Price that can be paid in the given currency, using correct rounding and amount representation


// get 2.45 EUR Price
price := NewFromInt(245,100,"EUR")

rowPrice := price.Multiply(10)

// 10% discount
discountedRowPrice := rowPrice.Discounted(10.0)

// What needs to be paid:
priceToPay := discountedRowPrice.GetPayable()

// what needs to be paid by item()
singleItemsPrices := discountedRowPrice.SplitInPayables(10)

// you can also set price from float:
price2 := NewFromFloat(2.45,"EUR")

Be aware that price.Equals(price2) may be false but due to float arithmetic but price.GetPayable().Equals(price2.GetPayable()) will be true


Represents a price together with a type. A charge has a values price (normally in default currency) and a the price that is paid that might be in a different currency. Can be used in places where you need to give the price value a certain extra semantic information or to represent something that need to be paid (charged).

Template Func - Formatting a Price Object

Just use the template function commercePriceFormat like this: commercePriceFormat(priceObject) The template functions used the configurations of the Flamingo "locale" package. For more details on the configuration options please read there.