How should I specify the "Unit of Measure Set" field when importing inventory Items ?

I'm setting up Quickbook Enterprice. I set up Inventory to use Multiple Units of Measure. I Created several Units of Measure Set. I created an Excel file with the inventory data to Import it to QB. I included a column named "UM/Set" and I specified in each row (item) its corresponding UM Set (with the format "UMSet:BaseUnitAbreviation") 

When I tried to import the data It gave me a message tell the Unit of Measure is not defined. 

What am I doing wrong ? 

What is the right way to import Items with its corresponding Unit of Measure Set ?



Thanks for the detailed information, carloshfrias01.

I'm happy to help and share some troubleshooting steps to import inventory items successfully. To begin, let's edit the name of the unit in the U/M Set List.

Here's how:

  1. From the Lists menu, select the U/M Set List.
  2. Right-click the unit in the NAME column, then select Edit U/M Set.
  3. Provide a different name, abbreviation, or number of base units contained in this related unit.
  4. Click OK.

After that, let's make sure to match all fields in that item. Here's how to check:

  1. From the Lists menu, select Item List.
  2. Double-click the item then click Custom Fields.
  3. Change the text to Any text.
  4. Continue to click the OK button until you close the window.

Once done, try to match the unit of measure in excel to the new name then import the items. 

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If you get the same result, I suggest calling our Technical Support. They can initiate screen sharing to further assist you. 

Here's how you can reach them:

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  2. Select your QuickBooks product at the top right.
  3. Select a topic. 
  4. Click the green Get Phone Number button to see the support number.

If there's anything else that I can help you with concerning the unit of measure while importing inventory, feel free to post it here in the Community. I'll be glad to help. 

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