Using field lists from NetSuite in ReadSoft Online

When you configure the NetSuite target system service, you use custom field mapping settings to match NetSuite fields with ReadSoft Online fields. Normally, this is a one-way operation, where you use data templates to specify the field values that you want to send to NetSuite. This topic, however, describes a more interactive approach that lets you import lists from NetSuite, and display the list for selection during verification.

To demonstrate this concept, assume you a have a NetSuite Transaction Body Field of type List/Record. The field contains a list of employees that you want to appear in the "Employee" field during verification along with the other invoice fields. When a verify user selects the appropriate employee from the list, the value is sent to NetSuite, along with the other field values and invoice data.

Employees

Display a list field in ReadSoft Online and map its value to NetSuite

To display a list field in ReadSoft Online and map its value to NetSuite:

  1. In NetSuite, create or locate a Transaction Body Field of type List/Record and make a note of the field ID. You need the field ID for other settings in ReadSoft Online. Although we use a Transaction Body Field in this example, Transaction Column Fields (expenses and items) are also supported, each with its own setting in the target system settings.

    Note the field ID

    Note that the field can be a custom field configuration that is filtered to your liking. For example, you can filter the list to include only employees of a particular department.

    Custom field configuration

  2. In the Target system configuration settings, specify the NetSuite field ID from the previous step in the List field IDs setting.

    Target system configuration settings

    In this example, two NetSuite field IDs are specified (separated by a semicolon).
    Note Do not confuse this setting with the Custom field mapping setting that is in the same view.
  3. Click OK and save the target-system settings. The list field is uploaded to as master data.
  4. In the Extraction service settings, add a custom field and specify the NetSuite field ID from the previous steps as the Type name. The Type name setting connects the field to the NetSuite field.

    The Type name setting

  5. Specify the Name of the field as it should appear in the output data.
  6. Select Use master data to suggest field values and Use master data to validate the field value.
  7. Click OK and save the document type.
  8. Return to the Target system configuration settings, and use the NetSuite field ID from the previous steps to create a data template in the Custom fields setting under the NetSuite heading.
    Note In this example, the NetSuite field ID is "custbodyrsoemployee" and its value will be determined by the custom field that you created in the previous step. It is only a part of the data template, which contains other fields:

    In this example, the NetSuite field ID is "custbodyrsoemployee" and its value will be determined by the custom field that you created in the previous step. It is only a part of the data template, which contains other fields:

    custbodyrsoemployee="%custbodyrsoemployee%";custbodypark="true";custbodyapprovedby="%@user60%";custbodyapproved="%@date60%"

  9. Click OK and save the target-system settings. The list field is now integrated with , and it is available during verification. When a verify user selects a value from the list, it is sent to NetSuite, along with the other field values and invoice data.