How do I Configure UOM Categories in the Items App?

Updated on August 21, 2020 07:14AM by Admin

Apptivo Items App provides you with the opportunity of configuring UOM Categories. You can create your UOM and add a formula, conversion for those UOM. Follow the steps below to configure the UOM Categories.

Steps to Configure UOM Categories in Items App

  • Login and access to the Items App from the Universal Navigation menu.
  • Click on More(...) icon and select the Settings.

  • You will be directed to the settings page. Click on Items → UOM Categories from the left navigation panel.
  • Tap on the Create button to create a new UOM Category.

  • “Create UOM Category” pop-up appears where you can provide the UOM Name, Description, and Type. Click on the Create button to finish it.
Create UOM Category

  • The UOM category is created successfully.
  • Now, you can add your Unit of Measurement by clicking on the “Add” button.

  • “Add UOM” pop up opens where you can provide the mandatory details and click on the Add button.

  • Similarly, you can add a number of your required UOM.
  • You can select the Base UOM. You cannot change the Base UOM once selected. Here Length is selected.
Base UOM

  • On clicking on the “Conversion” field, you can create your conversions by clicking on the “Add UOM Conversion” button.

  • The conversion gets created. You can edit if needed or disable when not required.

  • Now, when the UOM Category type is “Compound”, you can view another field “Compound Formula”. In this field, you can add your required formula needed for UOM.


  • Click on the “Add” button to add your own formula. Provide with a name, description, and start with your formula and finish by tapping on the “Create” button.

Create Formula

Note - We have included a new attribute called “Ordered UOM” in the Units of Measurement section, which will display only if the UOM Category has a Compound Formula.

  • The formula gets successfully added to the UOM category.

  • Move on to the Overview page on any items and you will view the Ordered UOM field with the created formula.
Item Edit

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