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Status Functionality already exists
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 18, 2021

Filtering out inactive items for inventory publish from IV service

Current IV service publishes different events for inventory updates. Throughout the year, there are multiple SKUs that become inactive and are not sold anymore. IBM OMS has an option to maintain active flag for an item, but the IV service doesn't have any interface to specify an item as active or inactive.

This results in IV publishing inventory records for such items. Even though inventory availability is zero, such records will grow over time and cause unnecessary storage and filtering by the consuming system.

IBM IV service should have an option to not publish inventory for inactive items or an option to delete inventory record for such items.

What is your industry? Retail
How will this idea be used?

Once IV service has capability to filter out inventory publishing for inactive items, storage volume in cloud object will reduce significantly over the period. This will also help to reduce the load for processing and ignoring these records by the e-commerce/marketplace system.

  • Guest
    May 15, 2024

    Hi Sampson,

    Getting back on this request after a long time. Based on your inputs, we tried to set the fulfillment options off for a SKU, but the full sync feed still publishes inventory as zero for these items. I believe that's by design for the inventory consuming system (website) to know that the inventory is no more available.

    Unfortunately the option doesn't seem to work. We'd like to get an insight if there is an option available to stop publishing inventory for these deactivated SKUs.

  • Admin
    Sampson Wong
    Jun 29, 2021

    IV customer is encouraged to use the Item Fulfillment Option to disable a item. When this happens the availability for this item will become zero resulting in no further availability publish to COS.

    Please refer to "Item Fulfillment Option" API, the customer can specify turn off at each of these levels

    For additional information see