How does the automatic unit conversion work?

When you enter a tracking unit and a purchase unit for a material, Craftybase will attempt to guess the correct conversion for you. We support most conversions between metric and imperial, the most common of which are listed below:

Unit Unit variations also recognised
inch in, inch, inches
foot ft, foot, feet
yard yd, yard, yards
metre m, meter, meters, metre, metres
kilogram kg, kilogram, kilograms
pound lbs, lb, lbm, pound-mass, pound, pounds
ounce oz, ounce, ounces
gram g, gram, grams, gramme, grammes
short ton tn, ton, tons, short-tons
metric ton tonne
carat carat
sqft sqft, square foot, square feet, sq foot, sq feet
sqin sqin, square inches, sq inch, sq inches, square in
sqyard sqyard, sq yards, square yard, square yards
litre l, L, liter, liters, litre, litres
gallon gal, gallon, gallons
quart qt, quart, quarts
pint pt, pint, pints
cup cu, cup, cups
fluid-ounce floz, fluid-ounce, fluid-ounces
tablespoon tbs, tbsp, tablespoon, tablespoons
teaspoon tsp, teaspoon, teaspoons
boardfoot fbm, boardfoot, boardfeet, bf
dozen dozen

In order for the conversion to be recognised, the quantity type in some cases needs to be entered as one of the aliases as in the table above. We are working on improvements that will make our conversion logic more flexible to allow for different variations - if you have a suggestion for a new conversion or alias we should add, please let us know.

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