automation of business processes. Using the SuiteScript APIs, core business records and user
information can be accessed and manipulated via scripts that are executed at pre-defined events.
For example, field change, form submit, before read, before write, or Web requests. They can
also be scheduled to run at specific times.
SuiteScript is comprised of several components enabling the most useful customisation in SaaS:
- Suitelets—extensions to SuiteScript let you build a custom interface that
is hosted within the NetSuite framework. Suitelets allow for completely custom HTML, Flash
or NetSuite-based front-end development that can be build from scratch or by leveraging
revolutionary SuiteScript UI Objects. Suitelets can also serve as the back-end for external
HTML interfaces, providing complete flexibility in developing application extensions to
- SuiteScript UI Objects —Serve as extensions which let you build a custom
interface that runs invisibly within the NetSuite framework.
- Portlet SuiteScript—scripted Dashboard portlets allow for listing of any
NetSuite content on the Dashboard or inclusion of external data-feeds via RSS, HTML or
Flash, as well as Web 2.0 mashups (e.g. instant messaging, maps, blogs, more) via embedded
Inline HTML fields, or iFrames.
- Scheduled SuiteScript—facilitates business process customisation via
workflows such as re-assignment of stale leads, drip-marketing or scheduling of collection
calls based on days overdue.
- User Event SuiteScript—SuiteScript can be used to enforce data validation
and business rules. User Event SuiteScripts are triggered as users work with records and
data changes in NetSuite as they open, edit or save records.
- Client SuiteScript—field-level calculations, alerts and business logic are
facilitated by SuiteScripts which run within the user's browser as they work with data and
records within NetSuite. Additionally Server SuiteScript APIs can be invoked via the Client
SuiteScript code to apply business logic beyond a single record.
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