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Configuring cycle count

To configure cycle count tasks, enable appropriate resource permissions and set up bar code types and count program.

Applications Manager

  • Resource permissions - Enable the following resource permissions under Cycle count:
    • Manage count requests
    • Execute count tasks
    For more information, see Administering user group permissions.
  • Bar code types - Configure the Store Scan Item or Location bar code type for your store's enterprise. This bar code type is used to scan locations and products while counting.

    The bar code validation sources are SIM location, Item, and SIM Serial.

    By default, bar code types are provided for the Default organization. When you set up a new enterprise, you must create these bar code types again or copy it from the Default organization. For more information, see Configuring bar codes.

Catalog data

Ensure that the catalog data from Sterling Order Management System is synchronized with Sterling Store Engagement. For more information about how to synchronize catalog data, such as serialized flag, department, and product velocity, see Updating catalog data.

Store Inventory Management APIs

count-programs API - Create a count program by calling the count-programs API to execute count tasks on the user interface.

Count requests and tasks are generated automatically by the system based on the count program start date, end date, and frequency.

If duplicate count tasks are created by the system or by the user, open old tasks are canceled.

Count programs can be created at the enterprise (tenant) level or store level.

stores-rule API - Configure the COUNT_TASK_GROUPING rule in the stores-rule API to specify whether to group the count tasks by location or by item during counting. The possible values are LOCATION or ITEM. The default value is ITEM.

Note: In case of single-location stores, items to be counted are listed in the Record count screen.