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how to enter different alt unit in tally ?

Sometimes ago, I have write about inventory ledger creation and how to record inventory vouchers in tally? Recoding inventory in tally is very easy however people get confused when they have to use an alternate unit. Say sometimes item comes in 1 Nox. box which may consist 5 KG!

In such cases, we have to specify the alternate unit and by setting up an alternate unit, you can easily manage your inventory in tally in two different units.If the ratio between the default unit and the alternate remains constant, then it does not have much problem however when this ratio changes frequently, people like me get confused how to record such transaction in tally.

Let’s assume an example  that is one time you get 1 nos = 5 kg, then second time, you get 1 nos. = 6 kg, then how you will resolve it ? I too was not aware iyf in tally, it is possible! Thanks to Mr. Bharatbhai of Satelite Computer, Rajkot (Master Partner & TI of tally) who teach me how to resolve this issue in tally and it is so easy that I feels shame on my self that why I couldn’t find such a simple solutions which is available in tally so far!

Just set up an alternate unit in your item master ledger as described below.

Say 1 Nos. = 5 kg

inventory item master in tally

after setting the alt unit make the voucher entry. here if the alt unit is different then the default one which we set above then type it as 1n = 10kg and it will capture the same

inventory voucher in tally

Now you will get the below complete screen after setting the alt unit as described above.

you can also view the reports of default unit and alt unit in Inventory reports


alternative unit item in tally

Do, share your experience in inventory management in tally. If ever you learn something from others then do not shy to give proper credit to others who helped you in finding out a solutions.

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Mahendra is founder and CEO of the I Vision Infotech, Authorised Tally Sales and Service Partner and helping Tally users to learn Tally and accounting free through this site

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VENKATESH - 5 years ago Reply


If we have to delete the ledgers which are of no use, what is the best method? How to delete multiple ledgers?

NB There are no entries in those ledgers in this financial year

Thanks & regards,
Venkatesh R

Mahendra Rana - 5 years ago Reply

To delete a ledger, just go to Accounts info, ledger, alter and then press Alt+D

piyali jati - 5 years ago Reply

Dear sir,I am working in tally 7.2.I work in a manufacturing can i calculate wages of a labour per hour of a week(consist of 6 days a week and a day consist 8 hours) in payroll of TALLY ERP 9.PLEASE GIVE ME STEP OF THESE CALCULATION.

Mahendra Rana - 5 years ago Reply


You must mention your Tally 7.2/ERP serial number to get support on the same

vikas gupta - 5 years ago Reply

we cant see the pictures in post “how to enter different alt unit in tally ?”
please correct it

vikas gupta

Mahendra Rana - 5 years ago Reply

Thanks Vikash,
For drawing the attention. It is very much appreciated.
I will fix the problem soon

karan36768 - 4 years ago Reply

how to enter more than one alternaitve units for a single stock item.

please reply

Harsha Reddy - last year Reply

Sir, how to alter the alternative units in stock item alteration. please inform me its urgent.

Thanks and Regards
Harsha Reddy

Mahendra Rana - last year Reply

Hello harsha Reddy,
You need to delete first all entry which you have accounted for the item for which you need to alter. After that you can alter the alternate unit.

Shakkeer Ali - 9 months ago Reply

Hello sir ,
I am working in a plywood Company. I am facing a problem that, while entering Sales & Purchase, I want to show three multi units in Sales and Purchase, like Sheets, Sqmt and NA (Notional Area). Is it Possible?. Please .help me how to do it

Mahendra Rana - 9 months ago Reply

Yes through customisation that is possible

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