Creating a unit on Melba is simple and intuitive. A unit always fits into a given context. In this case: the purchase of an item, the production or the sale of a product.
By default, melba offers the standard units of weight and volume.
For a custom unit (part unit), you must click on Create a unit in the screen of an article or a recipe. Either under the units table, or in any unit selector in the application.
For packaged products (which have packaging and are not sold in bulk), a custom unit must be created corresponding to the packaging. This then makes it easier to place orders by rounding up your needs to a multiple of the packaging.
To create a custom unit, click Create Unit:
In the case of nested units:
Always start with the smallest units and end with the largest.
For example for a box of 6 eggs,
The different units of a product are not subject to the same editing rules.
Item weight/volume units cannot be deleted:
Room units can be edited and deleted:
The name of the recipe and portion units can be edited via the table and they can be reconfigured or deleted via the general information at the top of the recipe screen;
Be careful, if a product unit is used in the production of a recipe or another unit refers to it, it cannot be deleted. An error message appears preventing the user from completing his action.
The portion is a type of unit that works a little differently from those mentioned above since it is managed at the recipe level. The serving represents a fractional quantity of the starting recipe.
It allows you to define a number of parts produced in a recipe without indicating any notion of weight or volume (e.g. cake recipe for 6 people. Induces 6 portions, regardless of the final weight of the cake recipe)
Portioning is set when creating the recipe or in the main information of the recipe. In the first screen you are asked to choose either: