Changing the Base Unit of Measure
It is only possible to change the base unit of measure in the following cases:
- If there are no stocks of the material in the system
- If there are no purchase requisitions, purchase orders, or scheduling agreements for the material
- If a purchase order or purchase order item is not being created or changed
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.
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.