Below, we have code snippets you can use to access data from our API using various programming languages. We are always updating this list so feel free to send us code snippets you would like to see here.

How to get the latest exchange rates in PHP (CURL):


// set API Endpoint and access key (and any options of your choice)
$endpoint = 'live';
$api_key = 'API_KEY';

// Initialize CURL:
$ch = curl_init('https://api.currencyscoop.com/'.$endpoint.'?base=USD&api_key='.$api_key.'');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);

// Store the data:
$json = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);

// Decode JSON response:
$exchangeRates = json_decode($json, true);

// Access the exchange rate values, e.g. GBP:
print_r($exchangeRates);
                        

How to convert one currency to another in PHP (CURL):


// set API Endpoint, access key, required parameters
$endpoint = 'convert';
$api_key = 'API_KEY';

$from = 'USD';
$to = 'EUR';
$amount = 10;

// initialize CURL:
$ch =
curl_init('https://api.currencyscoop.com/'.$endpoint.'?api_key='.$api_key.'&from='.$from.'&to='.$to.'&amount='.$amount.'');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);

// get the (still encoded) JSON data:
$json = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);

// Decode JSON response:
$conversionResult = json_decode($json, true);

// access the conversion result
print_r($conversionResult);
                        

How to Access Real-time exchange rates in Javascript


// set endpoint and your access key
endpoint = 'live'
api_key = 'API_KEY';

// get the most recent exchange rates via the "live" endpoint:
$.ajax({
url: 'https://api.currencyscoop.com/' + endpoint + '?api_key=' + api_key,
dataType: 'jsonp',
success: function(json) {

// exchange rata data is stored in json.quotes
alert(json);

}
});
                        

How to convert one currency to another in jQuery.ajax


// set endpoint and your access key
endpoint = 'convert';
api_key = 'API_KEY';

// define from currency, to currency, and amount
from = 'EUR';
to = 'GBP';
amount = '10';

// execute the conversion using the "convert" endpoint:
$.ajax({
url: 'https://api.currencyscoop.com/' + endpoint + '?api_key=' + api_key +'&from=' + from + '&to=' + to +
'&amount=' + amount,
dataType: 'jsonp',
success: function(json) {

// access the conversion result in json.result
alert(json);

}
});