RE: Basic Suitelet
I would like to make a basic Suitelet that has a search box on a page where the user can enter a a value and press enter and search against a custom record, then open the record in a new tab or window.
Should this be possible? What would be the best way to achieve it?
Yes that should be very doable with a suitelet. Where exactly are you getting hung up? What have you tried, etc. This would likely take a conversation as opposed to a single answer; I would recommend joining the slack channel and asking specific questions about what is or is not working.