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Defining Unit of Measure Classes

Unit of measure classes represent groups of units of measure with similar characteristics. Creating unit of measure classes is the first step in unit of measure management. Each unit of measure you define must belong to a unit of measure class.

Each class has a base unit of measure. The base unit of measure is used to perform conversions between units of measure in the class. For this reason, the base unit of measure should be representative of the other units of measure in the class, and generally one of the smaller units. For example, you could use CU (cubic feet) as the base unit of a class called Volume.

Unit of measure classes are not organization-specific. Default unit of measure classes are not provided.

   To define a unit of measure class:

   To make a unit of measure class inactive:

See Also

Examples of Unit of Measure Classes

Overview of Units of Measure

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