Tips for Upgrading and Improving Your Sandbox Experience

If you enjoy playing in your Sandbox but want to improve your experience, we've got some tips for you. The company recently made some changes that improve functionality. If you're familiar with the platform, you'll be thrilled. If you're new to Sandbox, this brief overview will allow you to hit the ground running.

Updates Users Have Been Wanting

The original release was a welcome addition for NetSuite users, but there were a few areas where we wanted better functionality. One of these enhancements is Sandbox Refresh. This allows more efficient time management by providing an accurate estimate of data refresh times and a delayed status alert feature. If your refresh has stalled, you won't see any value in the time field. When the process resumes, a newly updated count begins. For more information on new features, check out the NetSuite Sandbox white paper.

Resources for Developers

Exploring a new platform can be exciting, but it also wastes time and productivity. If you're new to NetSuite, there are resources available to that will straighten the learning curve a little and allow you to jump into - and benefit from - the functionality with more confidence. Here are three of the most helpful.

NetSuite Schema Records Browser

Sometimes locating files in a database is tedious and time-consuming. With this tool, you can easily implement a database search. This function allows you to create and save lists, generate reports and create custom scripts in no time. Suite Talk Schema also provides an overview of all directories, sub-directories and object files. It also shows information about each object as a series of tables that can be viewed as an overview or zeroed-in on individually.

Script Suite Developer Reference PDF

This is probably one of the most detail-oriented guides for SxcriptSuite developers. At 1,3275+ pages, it's quite a read. However, it will give you an incise picture of the NetSuite feature sets. Using this in conjunction with Sandbox will make the whole development experience more focus and time-efficient.

Help Section on the NetSuite platform 

The platform's own help may seem like a no-brainer. But, you would be surprised how many developers skip over it and jump to Google or don't use it efficiently. It contains a very comprehensive library of functions and solutions for common issues.

Having the ability to test coding and other functions in as close to a live environment as possible without risk is one of the main benefits of Sandbox. With resources and new enhancements, your experience will be more robust and efficient. If you haven't jumped into the Sandbox yet, you owe it to yourself to try.
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