Associate a category to an item for a cross-sell association

You can associate a category to an item so that all the items in the category are associated to the item as cross-sell items.

About this task

You can associate a category to an item for a cross-sell association from the Item Associations screen.

To associate a category to an item for a cross-sell association:


  1. Navigate to the Items Associations screen. To navigate to the Items Associations screen, perform the following steps:
    1. Log in to Sterling Business Center as an Item Administrator.
    2. The application home page is displayed. Click the Products tab.
    3. From the Products home page, click Find Item in the Catalog dashlet.
    4. The Basic Item Search screen is displayed. Click Search to view a list of all available items. Alternatively, you can use either the Basic Search or Advanced Search option to narrow down the list of items displayed.
    5. In the Items panel with the list of items that is displayed, click the Item ID hyperlink of the item.
    6. The item details are displayed in the Primary Information screen. In the Related Tasks panel, select Manage Cross-Sells.

      The Items Associations screen is displayed.

  2. In the Cross-Sell Associations panel, click the Category tab.
  3. In the Category area that is displayed, click Add.
  4. The Add Association Category dialog box is displayed. Perform the following steps:
    1. In the Category ID* box, click the Search icon to select the category. The Tree panel is displayed. Select the category that you want to associate, and click Select.
    2. Select an Effective Start Date* Click the Calendar icon and select a date. The effective start date is the date from which the association is active.
    3. Select an Effective End Date* Click the Calendar icon, and select a date. The effective end date is the date until which the association remains active.
    4. Click Save to save the details, and close the dialog box.
  5. Click Save.

    Note: * indicates that the field is mandatory.

    The category is associated to the item for a cross-sell association.