How Do I Create a Unit of Measure When Using a Single Unit Per Item?

The steps to create a unit of measure depend on which mode QuickBooks is using: Single U/M Per Item or Multiple U/M Per Item.  See our article on setting the unit of measure preference for more information.

In Single U/M Per Item, the unit of measure for an item is maintained with other information for that item.  Click on the Lists->Item List menu selection and select the appropriate item.  Choose < Add New > to add a new unit of measure or select an existing unit previously created.

Adding an entirely new unit of measure invokes the Unit of Measure Wizard, a 2 step process that guides you through creating a new unit of measure.

First, choose the type of the unit of measure to create and click Next.  For this example, we’ll create a Count unit of measure.

Finally, choose the unit of measure itself.  We’ll choose Each.

Once a unit of measure is specified for an item, that unit can be displayed on forms to better describe the line item.

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