Creating Center Links

Administrators and users with the Creating Center Links permission can create center links.

You can create links that appear on your own custom categories as well as on standard, built-in NetSuite categories. Center links can take users to other pages within NetSuite, custom records, Suitelets, or external websites. You can customize center links only if the Custom Records feature is enabled.

You can create links to NetSuite pages and web pages. For more information, see Creating Links to NetSuite Pages and Creating Links to Web Pages.

Creating Links to NetSuite Pages

You can create center links to NetSuite pages.

To create links to NetSuite pages, custom records, and Suitelets:

  1. Go to Customization > Centers and Tabs > Center Categories.

  2. On the Center Categories list page, click Edit next to the category for which you want to add links.

    Custom Center Category Values subtab
  3. On the Values subtab, from the Link list, select the NetSuite page, custom record, or Suitelet to link to. If you are adding a link to a NetSuite page, make sure you use an account-specific domain. For more information, see Account-Specific Domains in Custom Center Links

    Note:

    For custom records, you can also create links using the Links subtab on the Custom Record Type definition page. To have a link to appear on a standard category, you must set the link on the Custom Record Type definition page. Also, to copy the center link and custom record to another account, you must set the link on the Custom Record Type definition page. See Creating Links to Custom Records for details. Note that a link to a custom record type does not display for users who do not have permission to access that custom record type.

  4. In the Label field, enter a UI label for the link. The label appears off to the side of the category in the UI.

  5. The short list setting is applicable to some center types. In the Short List column, you can indicate that the link should appear in a portlet when the link is in a narrow column of the dashboard. To do so, check the box.

    Note:

    If the link is on a custom tab, the short list setting does not control whether the link is included on the links portlet. For custom tabs the link is always included.

  6. Click Add.

  7. On the Translation subtab, enter translated labels for the custom link. The Translation subtab is available only if the Multiā€“Languages feature is enabled in your account. For more information, see Configuring Multiple Languages.

  8. For centers that support it, you can indicate that the link should appear in a portlet when the link is in a narrow column of the dashboard. To do so, check the Short List column box. Note that for custom tabs, the link always displays on the links portlet regardless of the Short List setting.

  9. Click Save.

Creating Links to Web Pages

You can create center links to web pages.

To create links to web pages:

Note:

On the Translation subtab, enter translated labels for the custom center link. The Translation subtab is available only if the Multi-Languages feature is enabled in your account. For more information, see Configuring Multiple Languages.

  1. Go to the website or NetSuite page for which you want to create a link. Right-click the address bar and select Copy.

  2. Go to Customization > Centers and Tabs > Center Links > New.

    Custom Center Links page
  3. In the Label column, enter a name for the custom link.

  4. In the URL column, enter the URL for the link.

  5. In the Script ID field, enter a unique alphanumeric ID for the custom center link.

  6. Click Add.

    Note:

    The link will open in the existing window. You cannot set up a link to open in a new window.

  7. Click Save.

  8. To add the link to a custom category, go to Customization > Centers and Tabs > Center Categories.

  9. Click Edit next to the category for which you want to add a link.

    Customer Center Category Values subtab
  10. From the Link list, select the label of the custom link.

  11. Click Add.

  12. Click Save.

Related Topics

Custom Centers
Creating and Editing Custom Centers
Creating Center Tabs
Creating Center Categories
Assigning a Custom Center to a Custom Role

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