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Managing Versions of Product Promotions
You manage versions of product promotions using the Product Promotions > Versions view.
Managing versions of product promotions is not the same as managing versions of customizable products and product classes.
Versions are mainly used to schedule product promotions with different effective dates.
NOTE: Apart from the effective date fields, changes to the header of the product promotion, the More Info view, and the other views are not versioned. These changes take effect when the user selects Refresh Cache from the menu of the Promotion Header form, or when the user logs out and logs in again.
Creating Product Promotion Versions with Different Effective Dates
If you are running a product promotion now and you want to run the same promotion a second time later in the year, you can do this by creating promotion versions with different effective dates. For example, if you are running a promotion during the month of April, 2005, and you want to run the same promotion again during the month of June, 2005, perform the following tasks:
- Create the promotion with April 1, 2005 in the Required Start Date field and the Active check box selected. Release this version of the promotion.
- Create a new version of the promotion with May 1, 2005 in the Required Start Date field and the Active check box deselected. Release this version of the promotion. Because Active is deselected, this version will not be visible to customers.
- Create a new version of the promotion with June 1, 2005 in the Required Start Date field, and the Active check box selected to make the promotion visible to customers beginning June 1.
- Create a new version of the promotion with July 1, 2005 in the Required Start Date field and the Active check box deselected, so the promotion is not visible to customers beginning July 1.