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How to Create Simple Unit in Tally Prime?

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How to Create Simple Unit in Tally Prime?

Step.1: GOT (Gateway of Tally) > Create > Unit > Enter


  For creating simple units, fill the all details in simple units creation screen like,

  •  Type –By default Tally Prime will show the Simple unit for creating the unit of measure select the simple Units by clicking on that field or by using SHIFT+TAB [cursor will go to the previous field].
  •  Symbol – Define the Symbol of the unit, for example, Nos. This symbol is used in all displays and printouts.
  •  Formal Name – Specify the Formal Name of the symbol, for example, Numbers. This formal name is useful during the consolidation of data of different companies, where the symbols might be the same but are assigned to different units. The formal name will be used to match them.       
  •  Number of decimal places –In this field you can specify the Number decimal places for the Units from 0 to 4. This field is useful for Units measured in fractions. For example, Kilogram unit. 1.255 Kgs, here 1 is for Kg and fraction 255 is for gram. For this unit, number of decimal places required is 3

Fill details like following screenshot:


 Press Enter or ‘Ctrl+A’ to Save

 Practice Exercise for Simple Units Creation in Tally Prime, for you



Formal Name

Number of decimal Places

Simple ft Feets


Simple gms Grams


Simple cm Centimeter


Simple m Meter


*What is a Compound unit in Tally Prime?
Ans: – A Compound Unit is a relation between two Simple Units. Hence, before you create a Compound Unit, ensure that you have already created two Simple units. For example, To Create Compound unit – Doz (Dozen) of 12 Nos (Numbers), you have to create two simple units, Doz (Dozen) and Nos (Numbers) and set the conversion factor as 12.

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