Inventory : Configuration: Units of Measure
This document covers how to create and manage Units of Measure (UoM) within the Odoo 14 Inventory application.
To get started, navigate to the Inventory app.
You can edit the category names by clicking in their respective fields, then editing the text. To add a new category, click Create to open a new empty line where you'll add the UoM Category name, then click SAVE.
You'll be presented with the following screen where you'll enter the details of your new measurement.
Unit of Measure: Enter the name for the UoM.
Category: Select the category for your new UoM. Note that conversion between units of measure can only occur if they belong to the same category. The conversion will be made based on ratios.
Type: Select the type of entry this will be, keeping in mind that each category has one UoM it uses as a reference. For example, Length / Distance uses the meter as its reference. Each additional UoM added will either be smaller or bigger than that reference point. When Bigger or Smaller is selected, you'll have the option to then enter a ratio.
Reference Unit of Measure for this category
Bigger than the Reference Unit of Measure
Smaller than the Reference Unit of Measure
Ratio: When Bigger or Smaller is selected, you'll have the option to then enter a ratio. This will be a calculation in relation to the base unit. e.g. 1*(reference unit)=ratio*(new unit)
Active: If enabled, this UoM will be active for use in Odoo Inventory.
Rounding Precision: Decide how you'd like to round numbers.
In the following example, we're adding a yard (yd) as a Length / Distance measurement. Since the meter is the reference unit for this category, we'll need to indicate that the new UoM base unit is bigger than the reference unit, and by what ratio (1.09).
When all information is entered, click Save.