NetSuite Script Pattern to Pass Parameters to Map Reduce Functions

This article is relevant if you are seeking to learn how to pass a script parameter to a NetSuite Map / Reduce function.

Background

A member of the NetSuite community reached out to me with the following question:

“Marty, I am looking for assistance and I hope you can assist me, I have asked support but they as is fairly typical cannot help me. I am working with a Map/Reduce script and I need to pass the ID of a saved search into the script. I am able to do this with a script parameter, if I set the parameter manually through the user interface. What I need now is to know how do I set a script parameter or a script from a different script? Any thoughts?”

How to Set the Map Reduce Script Parameter in SuiteScript 2.0

In response to the question, I reached out to one of our consultants that was recently working with the pattern. Here is his response:

“Here are the steps for passing a value to a Map/Reduce’ script parameter:

1. Create a script parameter in Map/Reduce script record through the UI.(i.e. custscript_pri_searchid)

2. In a different script, pass in the value(INTSEARCHID) when calling this Map/Reduce script.

Here is some sample code:

var objTask = task.create({taskType: task.TaskType.MAP_REDUCE});
objTask.scriptId = 'customscript_**';
objTask.deploymentId = 'custdeploy_**';
objTask.params = {custscript_pri_searchid : INTSEARCHID };
objTask.submit();

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Marty Zigman

Holding all three official certifications, Marty is Southern California's NetSuite expert and leads a team of senior professionals at Prolecto Resources, Inc. He is a former Deloitte & Touche CPA and has held CTO roles. For over 25 years, Marty has produced leadership in ERP, CRM and eCommerce business systems. Contact Marty to set up a conversation.

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