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Layout Designer | Add + Move Columns


I need to update my estimate and invoice templates' columns. The currently available columns are: 

Item | Description | Quantity | Cost | Total


I need to add "Days" i.e. the number of days a line item will be in use/charged for. I also need the data in this column to act as a multiplier (i.e. XX Quantity x YY Days = Total)  

Item | Description | Quantity | Days | Cost | Total


How can I accomplish this? 



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QuickBooks Team

Layout Designer | Add + Move Columns

Hello there, @Globalksp.


You'd want to enable the units of measure feature in your QuickBooks. This way, you can track and display specific information (such as the quantities, prices, rates, days, and costs are based on) about your list of products and services.  I can guide you on how to do it.


Here's how to enable it: 

  1. Go to the Edit menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. From the Items & Inventory menu, choose the the Company Preferences tab.
  4. In the Unit of Measure section, select Enable.
  5. Choose Multiple U/M per item.
  6. Click Ok.

Once completed, you can now open your item list and assign specific unit to each of your products and services. Here's how:

  1. Open your item list.
  2. Right-click on the product or service item you want to use.
  3. From the Unit of Measure drop-down, click Add New.
  4. Select the unit of measure you want to use.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process. 

Any unit you assign will automatically show when creating an estimates and other sales forms. 


You can read through this article for more detailed steps: Use single and multiple units of measure for items.


You can get back to this thread if you need more help. We'll reply to you as soon as we can. Take care!

Level 9

Layout Designer | Add + Move Columns

Units of measure isn't available in the Mac version. There is no option for multiplication except for the quantity x price.  For that reason, to use the built in invoices functionality, you'll have to incorporate the # of days in the description or another field and do the multiplication manually in the price column (ie... enter the line item and press * when in the price column and then let the calculator widget do the multiplication to the price).


I know its not exactly what you want but what you want isn't there.

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