When I saw this, I decided to show them how to use prefixes in the NetSuite Global Search – or as I like to call them “Cheat Codes” – and they were stunned by its efficient simplicity. Below is a quick tutorial on NetSuite prefixes that stems from my experience over that last few weeks.
For example, let’s say I want to find a contact named Tim Smith; he works at the company Smith Supplies. Let’s compare the two search approaches – the long way I was shown by a few of my customers verses using the short way using NetSuite prefixes.
That was wicked simple and fast – or as my customer said, “Show me how you did that!” See the graph below for a list of common prefixes. Note that prefixes can change based on your configuration, but the list below is a helpful start.
NetSuite Help: Global Search Prefixes, Tips for Effective Global Searches