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MeasureType ( decimal )

Basic type for specifying measures and the system of measurement. A decimal value (e.g., 10.25) is meaningful as a measure when accompanied by a definition of the unit of measure (e.g., Pounds), in which case the value specifies the quantity of that unit. A MeasureType expresses both the value (a decimal) and, optionally, the unit and the system of measurement. Details such as shipping weights are specified as measure types.

Types that use MeasureType:

Calls that use MeasureType:


This type has no fields.


measurementSystem ( see MeasurementSystemCodeType for possible values )
The system of measurement (e.g., English).

unit ( token )
Unit of measure. This attribute is shared by various fields, representing units such as lbs, oz, kg, g, in, cm.

For weight, English major/minor units are pounds and ounces, and metric major/minor units are kilograms and grams. For length, the English unit is inches, and metric unit is centimeters.

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