Units of Measure

When adding items in Sortly, you have the option to use unique units of measurement or partial quantities, which can include decimals.

Please note that units of measure can only be assigned to new items created within Sortly. It's not possible to update existing items to have a different unit of measurement or partial quantity associated with them.

 

Understanding Units of Measure

Units of measure enable you to track items with different measurement types such as pounds, grams, feet, meters, etc. Sortly supports the following units of measure:

Unit Name

Abbreviation

Type

Precision

Unit(s)

Unit

Count

0.0001

Each(es)

ea

Count

0.0001

Box(es)

box

Count

0.0001

Pound(s)

lbs

Weight

0.0001

Kilogram(s)

kg

Weight

0.0001

Gram(s)

m

Weight

0.0001

Ounce(s)

oz

Weight

0.0001

Yard(s)

yd

Length

0.0001

Foot (Feet)

ft

Length

0.0001

Inch(es)

in

Length

0.0001

Meter(s)

m

Length

0.0001

Centimeter(s)

cm

Length

0.0001

Gallon(s)

gal

Volume

0.0001

Liter(s)

l

Volume

0.0001

Milliliter(s)

ml

Volume

0.0001

Roll(s)

rl

Count

0.0001

Pack(s)

pk

Count

0.0001

Pallet(s)

plt

Count

0.0001

Case(s)

cs

Count

0.0001

Square Feet

sq ft

Area

0.0001

Square Inch

sq in

Area

0.0001

Cubic Inch(es)

cu in

Volume

0.0001

Cubic Feet

cu ft

Volume

0.0001

 

Highlights for Units of Measure:

  • You can use different measurement types for different items.
  • Available units of measure are shown in a dropdown menu.
  • The selected measurement is displayed across Sortly pages, including the dashboard, activity history, reports, and on the item itself.

Adding Units of Measure:

From the web app, click the "+" icon on the top right-hand side of the screen and select "add item." Then input item details, including the desired unit of measurement from the dropdown menu.

 

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Understanding Partial Quantities

Partial quantities allow you to measure items using fractions, decimals, or parts of the whole unit. Sortly supports partial quantities on all units of measurement except for 'unit'. 

Adding Partial Quantities:

From the web app, click the "+" icon on the top right-hand side of the screen and select "add item." Then input item details, including the quantity with up to four decimal places included.

 

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Moving Partial Quantities:

In addition to adding items in partial quantities, you can also move parts of an item's whole within Sortly.

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