This article is relevant if you are seeking a quick way to learn how to make a NetSuite based Web Services (SuiteTalk) API call.
As a NetSuite Systems Integrator, we work with all the platform mechanisms to enhance and work with the application. Â Popularized during the early 2000s, one of the NetSuite interfaces offered is Web Services which is based on using XML and SOAP based standards. Â Making a Web Services generally is easy if you using tools such as Microsoft .NET to connect to NetSuite. Â However, if you want to quickly diagnose challenges while working with NetSuite Web Services, there is a way to craft the call and interact with the interface in a more raw format.
Introducing the Postman Chrome Browser Extension
While there are many tools available for producing web based development, my favorite for interacting with custom NetSuite RESTLets is Postman. Â While working with one of my consultants on an NetSuite implementation project, he used Postman to interact with Web Services. Â As such, I thought it was valuable to show how howÂ Postman can easily produce HTTP interaction with Web Services.
Obtain SOAP XML Payload
The key to quickly get this working is to obtain sample SOAP XML available via Setup, Integration, Web Services Log. See image for where to download the Web Services Request which can be used to build your payload. Â Modify the payload to contain your credentials.
Review Video for How To Connect Postman to NetSuite Web Services
See the video below for how to interact with the PostMan tool.
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