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Alternate Units of Measure are inconsistent


My client is getting an error on the alternate Units of Measure when changing the master data like:


The alternative units of measure are inconsistent

Message no. M3004


The conversion factors you have entered for the alternative units of measure

u2022 either do not correspond to the values in the units of measurement table (example 1)

u2022 or are inconsistent (example 2)

System Response

The system has checked the values for consistency.

Example 1

You choose g as the base unit of measure and kg as the alternative unit of measure.

The table definition is: 1,000 g = 1 kg

You enter: 900 g = 1 kg

Since the table defines 1000 g as 1 kg, the system overwrites your entry of 900 with 1,000.

Example 2

You choose PC as the base unit of measure, kg as the first alternative unit, and g as the second alternative unit.

The table definition is: 1 kg = 1,000 g

You enter: 2 PC = 1 kg and 2 PC = 900 g

The table and the first entry define that 2 PC = 1,000 g. The system overwrites your second entry of 900 with 1,000.


Correct the values.


So using the above help i have checked my Master data for the particular material code and i found

The Base UoM as CASE and

in the alternate units screen as:

7600 kg = 1000 CASE

and in the EAN/Dimension Screen as

Net weight = 7.6 kg ( for 1 CASE )

Can anyone guide me why i am getting this error:

"Alternate Units of Measure are inconsistent"

Kindly post solutions ASAP

Maruthi Ram.

Edited by: MARUTHI RAM on Sep 1, 2008 7:35 PM

Edited by: MARUTHI RAM on Sep 1, 2008 7:37 PM

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1 Answer

  • Sep 02, 2008 at 06:15 AM

    You get this error only if you try to enter a conversion which does not fit. You cannot save a material master with inconsistent data.

    If you are looking into the existing material master, then you will not see anything inconsistent.

    You have to find out what your client trys to enter when he get the error.

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