Item Alias Research in Transaction Lines in NetSuite


One of our US-based clients is building a global digital consumer product platform that transforms marketplace sellers into international brands loved by millions. 


Our client required us to make the item record or duplicate record available for searching at the transaction level. A custom record is created for storing the duplicate names of items. In the standard method, an item record can only be selected for transaction. The person who is making the transaction may not know the actual name but only know the duplicate name. They have to get the main item in the transaction.  


To meet their requirements, a custom alias for storing duplicate records is created. In the custom record there is a standard field called ‘name field’. Using that name field, only Alias records will get that name and using a “workflow,” alias names are made searchable.  

A custom field is created in the transaction record, in that a duplicate name or alias name is selected for populating the parent item’s name in the standard item field. For doing that, we have used the client script.  


Our client met the requirements successfully using multiple names for the same item. In that scenario, this solution helps to create transaction records and simplify their transaction processes. 

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