Sorry, this may have been unclear. (When I was saying "Pick", I meant using the mouse to select the item from the list of available items).
The product is stopped, all dispositions / states are correct, and the process and config correctly stop you from processing the line.
The issue that I'm trying to address is when you actually create a new sales line, and want to select the product that you are adding, you still see all the obsolete and retired products, which seems like the default for this field should NOT show those products. It will also allow you to select that obsolete product and go through the motions of completing the sales line.
We have had to change the search names of products to include ***obsolete*** in the text to try and help identify the ones that should not be used.
Again, this is not a massive problem, we can't complete the rest of the sales process with obsolete items, but it just seems like an obvious filter that should be able to be set, or even defaulted to not even display obsolete items when entering new sales lines, or is there some other tweak we could make to those obsolete products that would stop them showing up?
Sorry for the confusion.