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Selling product by Unit UOM and by Inches UOM

Marcio Valenzuela P
on 5/30/16, 11:35 AM 658 views

How does one go about configuring a product such that even though it may be registered as 1 unit in quantity (that unit is a bar which measures 1 foot), that product can either be sold as 1 unit (measuring 1 foot) or also 1 unit measuring 1 inch?

Nicholas DeMarco
On 5/30/16, 5:24 PM

You must configure Products | Units of Measure as 'Some products may be sold/purchased in different unit of measures (advanced)'.

  1. Activate the Developer Mode

  2. Navigate to inventory Configuration - find the section for Products | Unit of Measures.

  3. Select "Some products may be sold/purchased in different unit of measures [SIC] (advanced)."

  4. Apply the change.

  5. Navigate to a product. Note the Product | General Information tab has options for "Unit of Measure" and "Purchase Unit of Measure."

Note: "Unit of Measure" could be read as "Stock Unit of Measure" for consistency and clarity.

Also note: Unmodified Odoo v9.0e does not support different purchase units of measure for different vendors.

Our Odoo is set up in Settings>Warehouse>Locations&Warehouse>Manage different units of measure for products. Are you saying this is an extra step I have to do in Developer Mode? Ive seen tutorials on how to handle selling in feet vs inches or cms, by setting a reference measure and giving the ratios of inches-to-feet or cms-to-inches. But what I want is to manage a product that is sold as a whole rod, currently configured with UOM Unit(s) and also be able to sell it as inch(es), where typically each rod measures 240 inches.

Marcio Valenzuela P
on 5/31/16, 10:00 AM

I activated Developer Mode and in Settings > Inventory I dont have that option exactly. I have the above mentioned option which is already checked and in the Product forms I can see the Unit Of Measure in the General tab and the Purchase Unit of Measure in the Procurement tab. But what I would want is to create a Sales Unit of Measure, no? We normally record these items as whole units which are 240" long, but we dont record the inches, just the whole Unit(s).

Marcio Valenzuela P
on 5/31/16, 10:11 AM

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Asked: 5/30/16, 11:35 AM
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