Creating stock group in Tally ERP9 help you in grouping of products and a store keeper can arrange and  locate stock item easily with the help of grouping. In Layman’s language, Stock Group in tally erp 9 is the classification or grouping  of similar nature of Products which will help in managing products like, storing & replenishing to it’s optimum level. The store keeper can assign relative priority to the right product groups. Tally will generate the report for the stock group,like group statement, item movement based of groups etc in-order to help us in implementing the most apt inventory management system.

What is a stock group?

Stock groups are used to classifying products.It helps to enumerate the stock from a colossal amount of products  by viewing the report of a particular group.Let’s consider a simple example. An  electronic goods dealer is classifies the products as follows.

They group items based on Product category such as Electronics Goods, Grocery,Clothing etc. Again the sub division of products are based on its brands.See the below image for more clarity.


Main group= Television

Sub Group= Sony,Lg,Samsung,Sharp etc.

How to create a stock group in tally erp 9?

Make sure that the company is in Accounts with inventory Mode.If it is not, you can enable it from F11 Features>F2 Accounting Features>

Disable option ‘Maintain Accounts only‘. or keep the option No

Maintain accounts only: No

Activation of company with Inventory

There are two modes of stock group creation, They are Single Mode and Multiple Mode.

  1. Single stock Group: Only one stock group can be created using this option under a main group.
  2. Multiple Stock groups: This option help us to create several groups under a single main group and ever under various main group at a time.

Single stock group Creation in tally erp 9

To create a group in single stock group mode,

Go to Gateway of Tally>>Inventory info>>Stock Group

Press enter and select Create under single stock group


Let’s create the first group Television

Name: Television

Under: Primary,(Primary meaning the prime group or the first level group)

Can quantities of item be added? : By enabling this option you can calculate the sum total of all item quantity. For example you can find out the total number of TV’s grouped under “Television” group Which includes the products under its sub groups. The unit of measure must be same for all items.


Press enter and save the screen. We can call Television as primary group. In this way you can create so many groups individually.

Now we want some sub groups under Television group like Sony, LG, Samsung, sharp etc.

Multiple Stock Groups Creation in tally erp9

To overcome the difficulty of creating groups individually, We have the multiple stock group creation option using which, we can create numerous groups in a single screen.

Let’s create the secondary level groups  or sub groups using multiple stock group creation, to do this

Go to

Gateway of Tally>>Inventory Info>>Stock Group

Select create under Multiple Stock Groups


And fill as following

Under Group:  Television

Name of Stock GroupSony

Under: Under field filled automatically with Television, This field would not be active as we have already selected the under group at the top. It will be active only when we select all item there.

Items are addable: If you want to add the units of the stock items

Press enter to move on to next line, where you can type another stock group, enter all four stock groups .The final screen will look like this.

Press enter and save the screen, so the multiple stock group creation is completed.

Create Multiple stock groups under various main groups.

You can create various stock groups under various main groups.To do this Select all item in Under Group at the top. The field ‘Under’ will be active in this case and you can select the main group under which new groups are placed for every single groups.See below image.

all item in stock group creation screen

You can choose the main group under which Sansui stock group comes under.  The next step is editing viewing and deleting of stock group that we will learn in the next lesson.

Here is a video tutorial on how to create stock group in tally

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