Benefits of Custom Segments

The Custom Segments feature lets you create custom classification fields similar to class, department, and location. You can create an unlimited number of custom segments, define possible values for each segment, and add the segments to specific record types. People working in NetSuite can then use the segments to classify records appropriately.

Segment example showing a field selection list.

You can configure segments to display on the GL Impact page. Additionally, standard NetSuite reports can be customized to use custom segments as filters and columns. When a segment is used as a column, it can also be grouped with other columns. For example, the following screenshot shows a customized version of the Sales by Item report. This report groups two segments in the column at the left.

Sample customized report.

In these ways and more, custom segments enhance your ability to categorize data and meet your organization’s unique reporting and analysis needs.

Before you can create custom segments, you must enable the feature, as described in Enabling the Custom Segments Feature. After you have done so, you can create custom segments at Customization > Lists, Records, & Fields > Custom Segments > New. Almost all segment-configuration options can be managed from this page, including the following:

Custom segments are part of the SuiteGL feature set. For more on SuiteGL, see SuiteGL Features Overview.

Related Topics

Custom Segments
Custom Segments Overview
Permissions for Managing Custom Segments and Values
Custom Segment Creation
Editing Custom Segments
Custom Segment Values
Using the Script ID to Access Custom Segment Body, Line, and Filter By Fields
Custom Segments in Record Searches
Customizing a Report by Using Custom Segments
Using Custom Segments in Workflows
SuiteScript and Custom Segments
SOAP Web Services and Custom Segments
CSV Import and Custom Segments

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