Set of Measurement Units: General Area

In this area, you set up a base unit and enter a name for the set.
General area fields


Used for


Provide a name for the set.

  • It is a required field. If you do not provide a name for the set, you will not be able to save the set.

Base unit

Select a base unit for the set. 

Other units of the set will be converted in this base unit according to specified conversion rates.

  • It is a required field. If you do not select the base unit, you will not be able to save the set. 


Set number (#) is assigned automatically when you save the set of measurement units based on the selected numerator.

Users with the appropriate permissions can override the auto-generated number and enter it manually.

After overriding the set of measurement units number, automated numbering will proceed in the same manner but using the manually set number as a start value.


Add any extra details regarding the set of measurement units if needed.


Turn on the Inactive option if you want to deactivate a previously active set of measurement units.

If a set is inactive, it will not be available for selection or use and will not be accessible for review.  

By default, this option is turned off and all newly created sets are active. You can select active sets from the lists for the Set of measurement units field in the Item directory. 

More information
Set of Measurement Units: Measurement Units Section
Measurement Unit