Editing Units of Measure

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You create or modify units of measure using the Unit of Measure editor. The usual way to open the editor is to click New Unit of Measure or Edit in the View section of Coding Definitions | Units of Measure.

The editor window contains the following:

Details section: Shows basic information for the record.

Code: A brief code to identify this record. No two records may have the same code.

Description: A longer description of the unit of measure.

Comments: Any comments you want to associate with the unit of measure.

Items section: Shows any items that use this unit of measure. Before you can record any items in this list, you must Save the unit of measure record. (For more on units, see Inventory Item Records.)

Meter Classes section: Shows any meter classes that use this unit of measure. Before you can record any meter classes in this list, you must Save the unit of measure record. (For more on units, see Meter Classes.)

Save: Saves the current record. The editor window stays open in case you want to make more changes to the same record.

Save & New: Saves the current record and sets up the window for you to enter a new record. Fields in the new record will be blank or set to default values.

Save & Close: Saves the current record and closes the editor window.

Cancel: Closes the window without saving any changes you've made to the record since the last time you saved. When you Save the record, the Cancel button changes to Close, indicating that you can safely close the window without losing any changes.

Close: Closes the window. This button only appears after you've saved changes with Save or before you've entered any data at all. Otherwise, the button is labeled Cancel.

For more on units of measure, see Units of Measure. For more on viewing units of measure, see Viewing Units of Measure. For more on editors in general, see Using Editors.

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