1. On the Database menu, click Items. 2. Select the item you want to make inactive, and then click Properties. 3. On the Options tab, under Options, select the Item is inactive check box. 4. If you want to block the sale of the inactive item, select the Block the sales of this item check box. If you want to block the sale for a specific period of time or according to a schedule, select the appropriate option. 5. If you want to prevent the ordering of this inactive item, select the May not be placed on purchase order check box.