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 standard units of weight and volume.
If you want to create a personalized unit, you must click on “ Create a unit ” on the screen of an ingredient or a recipe, under the table of units.
For packaged products (which have packaging and are not sold in bulk), a personalized 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.
If you choose to create a custom unit, indicate:
Do not forget to “ Validate ” to confirm the creation of the unit.
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 portion represents a fractional amount 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 (eg: cake recipe for 6 people. Induces 6 portions, whatever the final weight of the cake recipe)
Portioning is configured when creating the recipe or in the main recipe information. On the first screen, you are asked to choose either:
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;
Please note that if a product unit is used in the production of a recipe or if another unit refers to it, it cannot be deleted. An error message appears preventing the user from deleting.