Defining Units of Measure
Units of measure are used by a variety of functions and transactions to express the quantity of items. Defining units of measure is the second step in unit of measure management.
The values defined in the Units of Measure window provide the list of values available in unit of measure fields in other windows.
Units of measure are not organization-specific.
Primary Unit of Measure
The primary unit of measure is the stocking unit of measure for an item in a particular organization. The primary unit of measure is an item attribute that you specify when defining each item.
To define a unit of measure:
Attention: You should use the Oracle Assets or Oracle Order Entry versions of this window only when you use those products without Oracle Inventory or Oracle Purchasing. If you use Inventory or Purchasing, you should use their Units of Measure windows.
When using Oracle Assets, you need to set up units only if you use the units of production depreciation method.
2. Enter a unique name for the unit of measure.
For example, EA for each or HRS for hours.
4. Enter a unit of measure class.
5. Indicate if this is the base unit of measure for the unit of measure class.
- You can delete existing units of measure that are not base units of measure if no standard or item specific conversions are defined.
To make a unit of measure inactive:
- Enter the date on which the unit of measure becomes inactive. As of this date, you can no longer assign standard or item-specific conversions to the unit of measure.
Examples of Units of Measure
Overview of Units of Measure