Customise Cart in Sitebuilder

Hey Netsuite Pro’s.

I’m having some issues trying to locate and edit files that relate to the Cart page in a site using Site Builder.

I have experience with SCA but not so much with SiteBuilder. I can see how the templates are put together and how to display variables and trigger functions from the HTML.

I’ve looked in the file cabinet and the ‘Web Site Hosting Files’ are empty, and there are no scripts that relate to the cart.

So my question is, how do I create a new field in the cart that will display data from a custom record? Or can I add a row to the options in the ‘Set Up Website => Cart’ where the other fields are added?

Any help would be amazing, I’ve been searching through the internet and can’t find anything that references this issue.




Rookie Asked on October 11, 2019 in SuiteCommerce.
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Sitebuilder’s cart editing is very limited. More advanced customisation can be done with the scriptable cart functionality (Suiteanswer 27438).

What are you trying to achieve?


Beginner Answered on October 14, 2019.
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So there are two tasks I am trying to achieve.

Task 1:

Display a value from a custom field that if populated will add the value defined in the custom field to the cart. So I will need to write a script that pulls in the item record, and checks for this custom field, then recalculates the cart. Also displaying this custom field in the cart using the getCurrentAttribute(‘item’, ‘custom_field) as an inline cart message isn’t working, so I’m guessing that the inline message doesn’t have access to the item record, so I would need to add a tag, or edit the html for the cart.. which it seems Site Builder does not let you have access to.

Task 2:

Add a text box to Review and Submit page that a user can upload a message that will be saved to the record. I’ve used a tag that will create a text box in this page, however I need to update the record with the values that are in this text box. I’m guessing that it’ll require an additional script, but I would need to access the current record and update on submit.

Frustratingly i’ve achieved both of these previously using SCA so I would have imagined it be simpler in Site Builder but the limited documentation and access to source files has thrown a lot or road blocks.

Any help would be much appreciated!


Rookie Answered on October 14, 2019.
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If it’s the standard cart, you’ll probably have to add a script in the page header, do a pattern match on the URL to see if you’re in the cart, then use jquery or similar to force additional code into the page as required. Sitebuilder really wasn’t built to accommodate this kind of customization.

If you’re familiar with SCA, it may be better to look at the official Netsuite Reference Cart bundle, which basically bolts the SCA checkout process onto Sitebuilder.

Beginner Answered on October 16, 2019.
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Hey, I’ve actually tried that first method but using tags that apply scripts, the problem is I need to edit sales orders and pull info from item records and as there is no API I couldn’t find a way of getting that method to work, this would be easy to add custom elements or styles but getting under the Netsuite ‘hood’ isn’t so simple.

Do you know where I can find any documentation for that bundle? I cant find anything online about it.


Rookie Answered on October 16, 2019.
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Documentation for the Reference Bundles used to be at the end of the PDF documentation for SCA.

It may also be worth looking at SSP and/or the Commerce API, as you may find it simpler to extract the info you’re after using those methods. I’ve been through similar issues in the past and ended up building my own custom checkout using them.


Beginner Answered on October 16, 2019.
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In doing these two tasks, you would need an SSP Application deployed to your Site Builder site.

NetSuite has its Site Builder Extensions, right now, they only have Kilimanjaro Extensions, the Standard and Premium. However, this is already a 2 year late bundle. Note that NS stopped creating SSP Apps for Site Builder as they are investing more with SuiteCommerce/SCA now.

Rookie Answered on October 24, 2019.
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Thats good to know, We have actually completed this task with help from an outside source.

For anyone else looking for an answer, you can add a Transaction Body Field that will auto display on the review/submit page and will update the sales record by default.

As for applying extra fee’s at the cart/checkout level this required a client side script that would pull in the item level custom field and recalc the amount in the cart which was a-lot more complexed than first anticipated.

Rookie Answered on October 24, 2019.
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On top of that, you should look into SCA since SuiteBuilder is getting deprecated next year.  Not sure exactly when as far as date but they are working to upgrade all their customers. All for a small fee of $75,000 I think.. hehehe you guys know NetSuite

Beginner Answered on October 29, 2019.

Hi J.C.R.M,

Were did you get the information that SiteBuilder (you said SuiteBuilder but I assume is a typo) is getting deprecated next year?

on November 13, 2019.
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Wow that is expensive.. About time thought. I’m very familiar with SCA and if his is the case then thank god!

Rookie Answered on October 29, 2019.
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