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Long unit of measures

PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2002 11:04 am
by Bram
We have with qualtity management several units which are longer than 6 characters like
Unit : mg KOH/
Unit : meqO2
Unit : meqO2/kg
Unit : gard.
Unit : cpoise

Has anybody experience with it , how can it be solved.

Many thanks in advance,


QM: units of measure with more than 3 characters

PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2002 11:39 am
by Daniel Pereira
Hi Bram,
Try to check any ISO (International Standard Organization) publication or
site as there should be a 1 to 3 caracter display for these UoM if these are
widely used. If ISO did not come accross these before and/or you need
to create them use transaction CUNI.

Hope it helps,
daniel pereira

PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 6:15 am
by QM-Dude

we solved this problem by adding the unit to the MIC short text. Also I found that many requested units are not real units of measurement and/or non SI-based units. Like CentiPoise is not valid any longer. Anyhow. If you have longer ones, make use of the ISO codes if available and appropiate as suggest earlier. Keep in mind that most of the SAP screens shows only the 6 digit unit name and not the description texts. For the printout on forms or labels you can adjust your SAPscript to print the short text instead the technical field. But this needs detailed check for feasability.

Best regards