Netsuite SuiteScript – Extensive Overview

NetSuite SuiteScript is a tool-set developers, customers, and partners use to host and build everything from basic functions, to business process flows, and to entirely new applications within NetSuite. SuiteScript is made up of a combination of JavaScript and a set of objects and functions that interacts with the NetSuite environment. It gives the benefits associated with a robust application architecture and an on- demand hosting efficiencies for consistent and seamless interaction between the NetSuite Standard and custom processes. Software developers utilizing SuiteScript , can extend the functionalities of the standard and custom processes and record types, including development of a new user interface.

NetSuite SuiteScript combines flexible scripting models that support customization needs in a workflow process. The scheduled scripts allows the SuiteScript logic to run as a part of the schedule , to process records types such as the imported data or aging invoices. The Client script can easily be used to validate the user-entered data within the browser, run the logic when field selection changes or performs any other process on the fly. Portlet Scripts enables the definition and publishing of the custom dashboard content and external data feeds on NetSuite dashboard via HTML,RSS, and more. Workflow actions scripts can easily be launched from the NetSuite workflow management tool –SuiteFlow- to embed the complex business logics within the workflows.

SuiteScript augments all the organizations’ business processes and operation in a given workflow. It has a vast array of different script types that enhances the browsers interaction, responds to the user loading, coordinates batch processing, extends the workflows created using SuiteFlow, builds the custom user interface, and responds to the integration requests. The Server-side SuiteScript provides you all the powers of the JavaScript engine based on a ECMA script edition 5 support language. A highlight of the things you can do includes; creating records, validating user input, sending emails, querying records and making outbound web service calls.

SuiteScript has a great advantage from the power given by SuiteCloud IDE. You can utilize any JavaScript editor to assemble and build the SuiteScript, but SuiteCloud IDE gives plenty of productive improvements. The code completion is accessible for the SuiteScript API, in addition to record types and field IDs. The Add JavaScript doc comments to provide smarts to the user event scripts, initiating code completion to give the results dependent upon the current record. You obtain the code completion for your record types and custom fields by synchronizing each definition with the IDE and then downloading the files directly from IDE.

Using NetSuite script, you can save time and optimize the performance of the workflow process. There are simple naming conventions of the script types with multiple event functions. The script function is aligned with the name of the event. The benefit of these is that you will easily locate the event function when perusing the script file, without referring to the script records. The response time can slow down as the records are saved due to synchronous function execution; however, the issue is solved by offloading the intensive processing to the schedule script during the execution, thus making the execution asynchronous relative to the user events.

In general, Netsuite SuiteScript enables the capabilities of a full-featured scripting application throughout NetSuite, supports sophisticated procedural logic, and features robust debugging processes. The Netsuite SuiteScript  makes possible cloud application construction and virtually limitless customization.

Brooke Nelson is the Lead Author & Editor of NetSweets. With more than 20,000 customers, NetSuite is a fascinating platform! It is the major player in ERP, CRM, and ecommerce.