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Setting Start and End Dates for Display of a Product
You can set the start date and end date for display of a product. This controls the display of the product in price lists and therefore whether the product can be added to a quote or can be selected for purchase on a Web site.
To control display of a product, you set the Effective Start and/or Effective End dates. They govern display of a product as follows:
- If you specify an Effective Start date and no Effective End date, the product displays on the Effective Start date and will continue to display indefinitely.
- If you specify an Effective End date and no Effective Start date, the product displays immediately after you create it, and it stops display on the Effective End date.
- If you specify both an Effective Start Date and an Effective End date, the product display begins on the Effective Start date and stops on the Effective End date.
The Effective Start and Effective End date fields are fields in the product record. To view these fields, query for the desired record in Product Administration >Products and then select More Info. In the More Info display, click the show more button to view all the fields in the product definition.