FAQ Q336: What are custom unit properties?

Custom unit properties allow you to store any number of values for a specific unit of a resource, or for the resource itself (no unit specified). What is special about unit properties is that each value is set at a specific time point and Planyo keeps the entire history of the values across time. This allows you to implement things such as keeping track of the number of kilometers travelled (odometer reading) or storing physical location of a resource on given dates.

Custom unit property values can be set using the API or in the backend. You can set a value for any time point: in the past, present or in the future. If you want to set a static value which doesn't change with time (similar to custom resource properties), simply set a single value with a date in the past (at any time before your first reservation in Planyo).

The value of a custom unit property will be printed:
If you're not using unit names (e.g. the quantity of your resource is 1) you can still use custom unit properties instead of custom resource properties whenever you need to simultaneously store different values at different time points.
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