For information specific to Not-for-Profit (NFP), see Non-Profit Financial Management.
A saved search is a reusable search definition, that can have many advanced search filters and results display options. If you have the Publish Search permission, you can share search results with other users. Saved search results provide reporting and tracking and can serve as the basis for business analysis and strategic decision-making.
You may decide you want to save a search when you are defining a search, or after you have run a search. Or you may know in advance that you want to create a saved search rather than a search. When you have decided to save a search, and you have opened a saved search page, you can define the saved search. For step-by-step instructions, see Defining a Saved Search.
As you are defining a saved search, you can specify that results be sent automatically by email to selected recipients, if you have the Publish Search permission. Email messages of search results can be sent at scheduled intervals, when results are updated, or both, without you needing to rerun the search. See Saved Search Email.
After you have defined a saved search, you and other users designated as audience members can access the search by title from NetSuite saved search menus. For information, see Accessing a Saved Search.
Each saved search has an execution log listing the users who have run or exported the saved search in the past 60 days, and the dates and times of each execution. See Auditing Saved Search Execution. An audit trail is also available for tracking changes to saved searches. See Audit Trail for Saved Searches, Reports and Schedules.
Your account administrator grants general search permissions and search access by record type that enable you to create and run saved searches. Your level of search permissions determines whether you can email, export, and persist saved search results, whether you can share saved searches with other users, and whether you can view saved search execution logs. For more information, see Permissions for Searches.
If your saved search takes a long time to run, you may consider setting up a scheduled email or persisting search results. For more details, see Enabling Saved Search Scheduled Email and Persisting Search Results. If you have the Application Performance Management SuiteApp installed in your account, you can also use the Search Performance Analysis dashboard to view search performance details. For more information, see Analyzing Search Performance.
Saved search results can be linked to and displayed from dashboard portlets:
You can add links to results pages in the Shortcuts portlet. See Creating Shortcuts to Saved Search Results.
You can display detailed results in a Custom Search portlet. See Displaying Saved Search Results in Dashboard Portlets.
You can use other portlets to display multiple saved searches on your home page. See Displaying Multiple Saved Searches on Your Home Page.
You can display summary values from saved search results by defining saved searches as custom KPIs. See Custom KPIs . Custom KPIs can be displayed in the following portlets:
Key Performance Indicators Portlet. See Adding a Custom KPI to the Key Performance Indicators Portlet
KPI Scorecard Portlet. See Using a Custom KPI in a KPI Scorecard.
KPI Meters. See KPI Meters.
Trend Graphs. See Trend Graphs.
You can add counts of and links to results in the Reminders portlet. See Creating Custom Reminders.
You also can use saved searches in the following ways:
You can designate results to be used as the dashboard view, list view, sublist view, or all three, of the selected record type. See Using a Saved Search as a View.
You can designate a search's filtering and display options to be used on forms for the selected record type. See Defining a Saved Search as a Preferred Search Form.
Users with the Administrator role can also use these options to create a baseline of saved search templates for other users. These templates are user-defined and offer a streamlined approach to running saved searches. For example, you may have a “Sales – My Customers – Template” that your sales group uses as a baseline template for any variation of “My Customers” in the results. Users can then expand on these templates by changing the current filters or adding new ones.
You can publish the results of public saved searches to your website. Users with the Publish Search Permission can make saved searches public. For more information, see Adding a ‘Tell A Friend' Link.
- Search Overview
- Finding Records
- Running Searches
- Saved Searches
- Defining a Saved Search
- Saved Search Email
- Exporting Search Results
- Accessing a Saved Search
- Permissions for Searches
- Enabling Saved Search Scheduled Email
- Persisting Search Results
- Displaying Saved Search Results on Your Dashboard
- Saved Search Examples
- Search FAQ