When a unit of measure appears in brackets, that unit of measure is obsolete, meaning that it was used for a time but was later changed or deleted from the unit of measure set. When a line item in a form contains an obsolete unit of measure, QuickBooks shows you the different ways you can change or convert the obsolete unit into a current unit.
To do this task
Click the drop-down arrow in the U/M column and then do one of the following:
Click Convert to have QuickBooks calculate the current quantity of the item in the new unit of measure.
For example, if you originally have 6 feet and want to change the unit of measure to yards, the converted quantity becomes 2 yards. The rate or amount stays the same.
Click Change to change the rate or amount but keep the same unit quantity.
For example, if you change the unit from 1 box to 1 case, there will be more
units in the case than there were in the box, which results in a higher rate