UM

Enter a valid unit of measure for this purchase order item.

If a material is entered:

If you selected a valid material in the Material field, this field defaults the purchase unit of measure from HQ Materials . If you specified a non-valid material (not applicable for Inventory lines), defaults as EA.

Other factors (line type and material chosen) will affect how this field defaults. The following discusses the default settings for each line type.

  • Job, Inventory, Expense, and SM Work Order - If overrides exist for the specified material/vendor in PO Vendor Materials (POVM), defaults the vendor material UM matching the Purchase UM in HQ Material; if no match is found, it will default the lowest UM for the vendor/material group/material.

  • Equipment Lines - If the specified material exists in EM Equipment Parts for the equipment, this field defaults the UM from EM Equipment Parts if it matches the Purchase UM in HQ Materials; otherwise, default will be the HQ Materials Purchase UM.

    If you specified a vendor material that does not also exist in EM Equipment Parts, defaults the vendor material UM if it matches the Purchase UM in HQ Materials; otherwise, defaults the lowest UM (in PO Vendor Materials) for the vendor/material group/material.

    If material does not exist in EM Equipment Parts or PO Vendor Materials, defaults the Purchase UM from HQ Materials.

  • EM Work Order Lines - If the specified material exists in EM Work Order Parts for the work order, this field will default the UM from EM Equipment Parts, regardless of whether it matches the Purchase UM in HQ Materials.

    If the specified material exists in EM Equipment Parts and does not also exist in EM Work Order Parts for the work order, it will default the UM from EM Equipment Parts if it matches the HQ Materials Purchase UM; otherwise, it will default the Purchase UM from HQ Materials.

    If you specified a vendor material that does not also exist in EM Work Order Parts and/or EM Equipment Parts, defaults the vendor material UM if it matches the Purchase UM in HQ Materials; otherwise, defaults the lowest UM (in PO Vendor Materials) for the vendor/material group/material.

    If the material does not exist in EM Work Order Parts, EM Equipment Parts, or PO Vendor Materials, will default the Purchase UM from HQ Materials.

If no material is entered:

  • Job - Defaults the UM from JC Job Phases based on the cost type entered for the PO item.

  • Inventory - Not applicable; a material must be specified for this line type.

  • Expense, SM Work Order - If the purchase order item is the first item in a new batch, defaults the UM as null. Otherwise, defaults the UM from the previous record.

  • Equipment, EM Work Order - Defaults the UM from EM Cost Codes based on the cost type entered for the PO item.

PO Pending Purchase Orders