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Unit Conversions

OVERVIEW

Conversion classes are sets of units of measurement. Multipliers between the units in a class create conversions from one unit type to another within the conversion class. With conversion classes, units and conversion factors can be associated with numeric attributes.

Conversion classes can only be associated with numeric attributes.

When conversion classes are associated with attributes, buyers and product FullAccess users are able to indicate which units they are using when setting attribute values.

Example: If a ”temperature” numeric attribute named temperature is created, and there is a temperature conversion class, the attribute can be linked to the conversion class. The conversion class has units, such a Celsius and Fahrenheit, and the numerical relationship among these units is set up

Users, who set a temperature value, can also select whether the temperature is in Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, or any other unit included in the class.

ADMINISTRATION

ClosedUsing the Conversion Class List Page

  1. ClosedNavigate to the Conversion Class List page.

    1. Click Admin to go to the Admin Home Page.

    2. Click General Site Options in the General section.

      The Options-General page appears.

  1. Make any desired changes indicated in the following table:

    To ... Click... Notes
    Add a Conversion Class Add  
    Deploy new and undeployed Conversion Classes. Deploy

    All pending conversion classes are deployed immediately.
    Pending conversion classes have New listed in the Status column.

    Edit the Conversion Label Name in the Conversion Class Name column  
    Manage the units list for the selected conversion class Units in the List Units column  
    Enter text language translations for supported languages Translations

    In the Translations dialog box:

    • Click Save to save translations and continue entering translations.
    • Click Save and Close to save translations and close the dialog box.
    • Click Close to close the dialog box without saving.
    Delete a conversion Class Checkbox in the Select column, then Delete Only conversion classes that have not been deployed can be deleted.

Schedule conversion class deployments during low usage times.

Conversion classes must be deployed to be active in the Commerce system.

It is not possible to undo deletions and, upon a deletion, the Commerce system also deletes all units and conversions contained in the class.


ClosedAdding Conversion Classes

  1. ClosedNavigate to the Conversion Class List page.
    1. Click Admin to go to the Admin Home Page.

    2. Click General Site Options in the General section.

      The Options-General page appears.

  1. Click Add to add a conversion class.

    The Conversion Class Administration page appears.

  1. Enter a Conversion Label.

    This is the name that identifies the class in Attribute administration areas and on the Conversion Class List page.

  2. Enter a Conversion Class.
  3. Click Add.

    The Conversion Class List page appears, displaying the newly added conversion class.

    1. Create conversion classes one at a time.

ClosedEditing Conversion Classes

  1. ClosedNavigate to the Conversion Class List page.
    1. Click Admin to go to the Admin Home Page.

    2. Click General Site Options in the General section.

      The Options-General page appears.

  1. Click a name in the Conversion Class Name column.

    The Conversion Class Administration page appears.

  1. Modify the Conversion Label.

    This is the name that identifies the class in attribute administration areas and on the Conversion Class List page.

  2. Click Update.

    The Conversion Class List page appears, displaying the modified conversion class.

    1. Conversion class names can only be edited in classes that have not been deployed.

ClosedAdding a Unit

  1. ClosedNavigate to the Conversion Class List page.
    1. Click Admin to go to the Admin Home Page.

    2. Click General Site Options in the General section.

      The Options-General page appears.

  1. Click Units to manage the Units List for the selected conversion class name.

    The Units List page appears for the selected conversion class.

  2. Click Add.

    The Unit Administration page appears.

  1. Enter a Unit Label.

    This is the name that will be displayed on the Units List: <name of the selected Conversion Class> page.

  2. Enter a Unit Class.
  3. Click Add.

    This takes you back to the Units List: <name of the selected Conversion Class> page displaying the newly added conversion class.


ClosedDefining Unit Conversions

Create conversions by setting the multiplication factor that makes one unit of measurement equivalent to another. Conversions can be edited at any time.

  1. ClosedNavigate to the Conversion Class List page.
    1. Click Admin to go to the Admin Home Page.

    2. Click General Site Options in the General section.

      The Options-General page appears.

  1. Click Units to manage the Units List for the selected conversion class name.

    The Units List page appears.

    Define Conversions does not appear until at least two units exist for the conversion class.

  2. Click Define Conversions.

    The Unit Conversion Administration page appears.

  1. Enter conversion values in the Multiplication Factor and Addition Constant fields.
  2. Change which unit is the constant by choosing a different unit from the Convert Units Into drop-down.

    This change is immediately reflects in the values to be converted.

  3. Click Update.
    1. The default unit type specified on the Units List page is also used as the default constant. The constant (Co) should remain 0.0, except in temperature conversions.

      In deployed conversion classes, conversion changes take effect immediately after clicking Update.

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