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Unit Conversions

  • 1.  Unit Conversions

    Posted 12 days ago
    We are currently in AX2012 and need to add a new Unit Conversion to represent the factor to a gallon for each of our items.

    Is it best practice to add a new Unit conversion to the Standard conversion, Intra-conversions, or Inter-class conversions.  I don't want to add it to a place that could cause data issues within a function in AX that utilizes that particular conversion once it's set up.

    I appreciate any guidance on the differences of placement for the conversions.

    Sincerely,

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    Angelique Bates
    SmithFoods, Inc
    Orrville OH
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  • 2.  RE: Unit Conversions

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 12 days ago
    Gallons to Each would be an inter-class conversion since the units are in two different unit classes. You can add for multiple items at once from Org admin -> setup -> Units -> Unit conversions instead of doing it one by one from the released product.  Or you can upload to table UnitOfMeasureConversion using the excel add-in. 

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    Colby Gallagher
    Manufacturing Systems Consultant
    Agility Business Solutions
    Brecksville OH
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  • 3.  RE: Unit Conversions

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 12 days ago
    You can also use Standard conversion, but this applies to all product. We have Standard conversions set up for kgs to lbs and one for oz to lbs.

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    Sarah Gabriel
    Operations Business Analyst
    Kai USA Ltd
    Tualatin OR
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  • 4.  RE: Unit Conversions

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 12 days ago
    The first question I would ask is: What unit(s) of measure do your items currently use?
    If they use volume type units of measure (fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts, ml, cc, liters, etc., there are standard conversions that should already be available.
    If they use weight/length/etc. type units of measure, the inter-class conversions of Gallons to Each (as mentioned) would probably be the best approach.

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    Kirk Blackburn
    Engineer - Software Development
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Salt Lake City UT
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