Changing the Base Unit of Measure 


It is only possible to change the base unit of measure in the following cases:

If requests for quotations, purchasing info records, or contracts exist for a material, the system merely issues a warning when you change the base unit of measure. If one of these later becomes a purchase order, you simply have to specify the factor for converting the order unit to the new base unit of measure in a dialog box. The purchasing info record is then updated if necessary.


  1. Access the material master record in Change mode.
  2. Overwrite the old base unit of measure with the new one on any departmental data screen.
  3. Save the change.


The system checks whether the base unit of measure can be changed. If it cannot be changed, a message appears to this effect. Choose Display errors to display the reason.