SuiteCloud Reference Tools

Oracle NetSuite provides several browser and tools to help you find information in NetSuite, including:

Browser Tools

In every release, the metadata related to the records, fields, sublists, search joins, and other data, is collected in a browser. This metadata is available through SuiteScript, the SuiteAnalytics Connect Service, and SOAP web services. The browser is a single tool with separate tabs. Each tab offers access to a different schema:

  • Schema Browser tab contains the information that you need to query the data sources available for the N/search module in SOAP web services.

  • Records Browser tab contains the information that you need to query the data sources available for the N/search module in SuiteScript.

  • Connect Browser tab contains the information that you need to query the data sources available for the N/search module in in SuiteAnalytics Connect.

You can access the browser from the help pages of records in the Help Center, and you can also use the following direct link: SOAP Schema Browser.


Bookmark this link for quick access to the Records, Connect, and SOAP Schema Browsers.

The browser tool is separate from the information available in the Help Center, and you do not need to be logged in to your NetSuite account to access it.

A new version of the browser tool is released twice a year, for each NetSuite version. The new version is published about a month after the new SOAP web services endpoint is generally available. The availability of the SOAP web services endpoint is announced in the SOAP web services release notes and in the Integration Newsletter, which is sent to SOAP web services users.

For details about the various SuiteCloud record reference tools available, see the following topics.

The REST API browser is a separate browser tool that provides a visual overview of the structure and capabilities of the REST web services Record API. The REST API browser provides information about the support level of records, the available operations, field names, field types, the structure of potential HTTP responses, and a summary of all records, sublists, schema definitions and other objects. For more information, see The REST API Browser.

Other Reference Tools

As of the 2020.2 release, you can use the Records Catalog to find information for creating constructed queries and SuiteQL queries using the N/query Samples module. You can also use Records Catalog data in the Workbook API. The Records Catalog includes the custom records, forms, and fields in the current user’s account and only includes data based on the features currently enabled in the account. You can access the Records Catalog within your NetSuite account. To access the Records Catalog, go to Setup > Records Catalog. For more information, see Records Catalog Overview.

In addition to the browser tool and the Records Catalog, the SuiteCloud Development Framework (SDF) XML reference also provides information about record-related metadata. SDF lets you create XML representations of NetSuite objects, such as custom record types, custom record instances, workflows, and other customizations both for internal use and for commercial distribution. For more information, see The SDF XML Reference.

The SuiteBuilder Advanced Template Reference provides details about the specific fields and sublists available for each standard advanced PDF/HTML template. For more information, see, SuiteBuilder Advanced Template Reference.

Execution contexts provide information about how or when a SuiteScript script or SuiteFlow workflow is triggered to execute. You can specify that a script or workflow should execute only in certain contexts, which can improve performance in contexts where the script or workflow is not required. For more information, see Execution Contexts.

The Application Performance Management (APM) SuiteApp compiles information into a performance dashboard that is useful to monitor and troubleshoot performance of the SuiteCloud platform. You can use this SuiteApp to monitor and manage NetSuite performance for business critical operations.

APM also includes dashboards for page time summary, SuiteScript analysis, and script queue monitor. For more information, see Application Performance Management for the SuiteCloud Platform.

Related Topics

SuiteCloud Platform Introduction
SuiteCloud Platform Customization
SuiteCloud Platform Glossary

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