Reference NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Schema and Records Browser

This article is relevant if you need web access to NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Schema Browser or Records Browser.


It appears sometime around the release of 2015.1, NetSuite modified it’s HTML reference point to the SuiteCloud Schema Browser or Records Browser. ¬†It used to be available from the Help documentation. ¬†Now the Help documentation suggests that you install the SuiteCloud Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to get access to this handy tool. ¬†After installing the IDE, you will find a hookpoint to HTML files located on your local drive.

In the kind of work I do, I am easily working on five different computers. ¬†I frequently need access to the Records Browser and don’t want to have to go to the IDE to get it. ¬†Instead, I want a synchronized browser bookmark to the latest version. ¬†I suspect you too want this as well.

Web Reference to the Schema and Records Browser

This content is provided for convenience.  Please respect this information is developed by NetSuite and should always be referred to as the authority.  I will keep this list updated as I learn about new updates to the Records Browser.  Feel free to inform me of new updates via the comments below.


Fellow NetSuite developers sent me direct email and provided a way to get to the NetSuite Help for the browser.  Hence, I have updated the list above.

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| Tags: | Category: NetSuite, Technical | 9 Comments


  1. Posted December 24, 2015 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    I use this tool on literally a daily basis. It is invaluable to a NetSuite developer, if you are an NS developer out there and are not using this reference please do yourself a favor and either download or bookmark this file.

    I agree that this file being part of the IDE only does not make sense. I often refer to it for formula in reporting, saved searches or sourcing.

    I assume the record browser will be updated for 16.1 but can’t be sure when. Any idea?

    Good topic, thanks for bringing it up.

    Sean Murphy

  2. Posted December 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Sean.

    Another fellow reader of the blog, Elie, sent me a direct email about how he was able to play the URL and we all can still get access to it via NetSuite Help. Hence, I am going to update this article with that pointer and promise to keep it updated as new releases come forth. We software development types need to stick together!


  3. Ravishanker Dwivedi
    Posted January 25, 2016 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    Hi Marty,

    Your post are always being helpfull for NeTSuite developer.

    I am using NetSuite record browser by navigating directly and making it browser bookmark:

    Additionally NetSuite 2015.2 has also added Suite Connect schema browser for Suite Analytics.


  4. Posted February 9, 2016 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Ravishanker for the reference. I will keep this post updated.


  5. chrisq
    Posted February 21, 2016 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Can you explain the distinction between the Records Browser and the Schema Browser? These seem to be the same info presented in different (incompatible) ways.

  6. Posted February 25, 2016 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    Hi Chris,

    The NetSuite Record Browser is for SuiteScript development (server and client side). The NetSuite Schema Browser is for Web Services development (always external to NetSuite using SOAP Protocols).


  7. Eyyup
    Posted July 19, 2017 at 9:22 am | Permalink


    I am new in NS development. I check the record browser but I still can’t figure it out how I can get the data I want. I’ve learned how to write the restlets but couldn’t figure it out how to call different data. I know we use nlapiLoadRecord for loading the records but how am I gonna get and set the data about for example expenses and suitesocial status. I’ve searched all the help section in netsuite.

  8. Posted August 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    It’s a little hard to assess what you are after. I understand that SuiteSocial is an add-in bundle so the records are likely custom. Thus, you have to manually review them.

    A couple of things you can do here:
    1) Reach out to NeTSuite Support to get guidance on where the data is.
    2) Ask questions in the NetSuite UserGroup forum.

    Ultimately, our professionals can guide you in a services engagement.


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