Many Measurement Units for one Item

Sometimes there is a need to define multiple units for a product, several additional units describing the goods such as weight or dimension, which we also want to put in warehouse documents and reports. The following issues will be described in this manual:

  1. Addition of additional fields (additional units of measurement) describing the item using the dedicated column functions,
  2. Placing additional information about the items on documents,
  3. Placing additional information about the items in reports.

1. Addition of Additional Fields using the Dedicated Column Functions

To add additional information about the items (for our example, we have adopted additional units of measurement such as weight and size), we have to go to the software settings option, and then go to the dedicated columns tab.

In order to create a new item unit (dedicated field), click on the 'Add' button. In the new window, enter the name of our field (units of measurement) - weight (kg), and then specify the 'number' type of measure.

We approve this process with the OK key, and then add our second unit of measure that is size (m3). Click OK button to confirm the changes.

After adding both new units, we can go to the goods catalog and define two new units for our dedicated goods. It should be remembered that the fields visible in the LoMag software must be specified as shown below.

By adding a new item, or editing an existing item in the catalog, you will find newly defined fields.

In order to display new parameters in the item finder, start with the items tab and select the Find option from the drop-down list, or use the keyboard shortcut [CTRL + F5]. Then right-click on one of the columns and select 'Manage Column' from the drop-down menu.

In the new window, on the left side, find the parameters you want to add to the list. Select the parameter and double-click it with the left mouse button, or use the transfer button to the right column. If we already add all the desired attributes, confirm the changes by clicking OK.

After performing the above-described functions, it can be seen that two user-selected columns have been added to the 'Find' list.

2. Additional units (Dedicated fields) on the Document

To provide the customer with information related to additional units in the document, create any document and then add our product to it.

Generate a print preview for this invoice document, as you can see there's no column for additional units.

To place additional units column in the document, go to the template editor icon as shown below.

Then click with the right mouse button on the table menu present on the template mockup and select the table configuration (see below).

The table management window will be launched in which you should move the relevant entries from the hidden columns to the visible columns.

We save and go to the print preview of our document.

As you can see on the above generated document there is information related to new sizes. For example, we can say that after the release of 10 units of power generator, the customer will need 4.7m ^ 3 of free space in the transporting car, and that the total mass of the purchased goods is 52.5kg. A user can also edit the template editor by following our previous manuals.

The above-described edition of the template to be visible on each template, must be carried out successively for all types of documents.

3. Additional Units (Dedicated Fields) in Reports

In order to view along with additional measures, go to 'report' tab in the LoMag software, and then use the key in the same way as above that is to add hidden columns (measures) to the visible columns.

After completing the above actions, our newly added dedicated columns will appear on the list.