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The Unit System Editor Units tab lists units of measure by their code and display. You can sort the lists by clicking a column heading. Sort the lists in reverse order by clicking the column heading once more. Selecting a unit displays its associated conversion factors in the Convert To pane.

Editing or deleting unit system data can cause unexpected behavior in other areas. Because in some database tables, EnergyCAP stores billing data based on unit conversions in place at the time of bill entry, modifications to the unit system may require running the cleanbill* process for historical bills.

 

  1. From the Tools menu in any module or view, select Unit System. The Unit System Editor window appears.

  2. Select the Units tab to manage unit of measures.

  • Add a unit of measure by clicking the  icon below the Units list. The Create Unit window appears.
      1. In the Code field, enter the unique, self-defined identifier.

      2. In the Display field, enter the name to appear throughout the system.

      3. Select the Unit Type from the drop-down list. Note that Unit Types for default units cannot be changed. The "Type" categorization answers the question: "What is the specific property of the Commodity that is being measured by the unit?" Only user-created Unit Types are fully editable.

      1. Click OK. The Create Unit window closes.

  • Modify a unit of measure by selecting the applicable unit of measure then clicking the  icon below the Units list. The Unit Properties window appears.

      1. Change the code by clearing the Code field then entering the new code. Note that Codes for default units cannot be changed. Only user-created Unit Types are fully editable.

      2. Change the display by placing the cursor in the Display field then updating the display information using the computer keyboard.

      3. Change the unit type by selecting the new unit type from the drop-down list. Note that Unit Types for default units cannot be changed. The "Type" categorization answers the question: "What is the specific property of the Commodity that is being measured by the unit?" Only user-created Unit Types are fully editable.

      4. Click OK. The Unit Properties window closes.

  • Delete a unit of measure by selecting the applicable unit of measure then clicking the  icon below the Units list. Note that only user-created Units can be deleted. 
    The Confirm window appears.

    • Click Yes to delete the unit of measure.

    • Click No to cancel the operation.

  • Add a conversion factor to a unit of measure by selecting the applicable unit from the drop-down list and then, in the Convert To section, clicking . The Create Conversion window appears. Insert the conversion multiplier in the Multiply ... field. If necessary add the constant in the field provided. Then clickOK to save the new conversion.

  • Modify a conversion factor for a unit of measure by selecting the applicable unit of measure and conversion factor from the drop-down list and then, in the Convert to section, clicking . The Conversion Properties window appears. Update the conversion multiplier in the Multiply ... field. If necessary modify the constant in the field provided. Then click OK to save the modified conversion.

  • Delete a conversion factor for a unit of measure by selecting the applicable unit of measure and conversion factor then in the Convert to field click . The Confirm window appears.

    • Click Yes to delete the conversion factor.

    • Click No to cancel the operation.

  • After making your selections, exit the Unit System Editor by clicking Close.

*Cleanbill is a script which reprocesses a defined set of bill data, marking the set as 'dirty' and then repopulating relevant database tables based on the newest unit conversion settings. This process updates values for native usage units, common usage units, and rollup usage units.

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