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Inventory System

Commerce Server 2007 32 out of 39 rated this helpful - Rate this topic For the latest version of Commerce Server 2007 Help, see the Microsoft Web site. Commerce Server 2007 introduces a new Inventory System for the real time management of inventory items in the catalog. The Inventory System supports updating inventory information for all items, monitoring inventory depletion, and importing and exporting inventory information to and from external systems of record. The Inventory System serves the needs of shoppers, business managers, site administrators, and external line-of-business systems that interface with Commerce Server. The Inventory System includes support for the following functions: Flexible configuration that allows for backordering and display of out of stock stock-keeping units (SKUs). Order checking and update through pipeline components.

Full text search and query integration with the Catalog System. Transactional updates.
Import and export operations similar to the Catalog System.
Runtime APIs with methods for searching, browsing, viewing details, inventory search options that include product filtering, assigning inventory conditions, and roll-up values. Integration with other Commerce Server systems, such as the Catalog System and Orders System. Integration with Microsoft BizTalk Server; import and export APIs to support line-of-business systems integration. Features Overview

The following table describes the Inventory System features. For information about the features available from the Windows Smart Client Web services-enabled Catalog and Inventory Schema Manager application, see Catalog and Inventory Schema Manager. Feature

Data management
Inventory schema management. Create, edit, retrieve, and delete property metadata that you use to manage inventory data. Inventory SKU management. Create, edit, retrieve, and delete property metadata that you use to manage inventory SKUs. Ad hoc updates. Update the...