Unit of Measurement
Integration Management with SAP R/3
Unit of measurement for a physical size (see also dimension).
Such units are displayed on the screen and used for internal conversion purposes. There are standardized names (ISO codes) for all units of measurement.
Units of measurement: Meter, centimeter, inch etc.
Units of measurement: Second, minute, hour etc.
In the R/3 System, quantity units with no dimensions (e.g. crate, cardboard box etc.) are handled in the same way as units of measurement and maintained in the same place (but conversion factors cannot be specified).
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