How can I create a Chart bar from a Saved Searches in NetSuite


I was able to create saved searches that collect the number of people working on each project and the regions of those projects. Now I need to create a chart bar (people working in the project x regions) to be displayed in the dashboard. However, the saved search doesn’t give me an option to create a chart. Any ideas, how can I display this information in a chart bar? thks


Rookie Asked on December 27, 2020 in Projects.
Add Comment
2 Answer(s)
Best answer

Create a custom portlet that loads an HTML file from the file cabinet. Using Google Chart controls referenced in the HTML you can merge the results of your saved search with the HTML page.

Beginner Answered on December 27, 2020.
Add Comment

A simple solution would be to take advantage of the NetSuite Analytics Workbook functionality.


  1. Click on the Analytics tab in your top menu to get started
  2. Go to the dataset subtab of the Analytics page, create a new Dataset
    • On the left side you choose your “tables”.
      • For Example, if you want transaction body fields you create a “Transaction” dataset, and click on “Transaction” in the left side bar. The body fields will then display to the right of that selection.
      • All possible tables you can join are listed below that (e.g., >Transaction Line, or > Entity)
    • Choose the same fields you use on your saved search and save the dataset
  3. Next, create a new Analytics workbook (assumptions below)
    • Visualization Type = Chart
    • Layout = Stacked Column Chart
    • X-Axis = Project
    • Color Stack (Series) = Region
    • Measures = Employee (Count)
    • Define properties (axis labels, etc.)
    • Save
  4. Personalize your dashboard and add the “Analytics” portlet
    • Click on the top right corner to access the menu to setup your portlet > click setup
    • Select your chart (I believe custom charts populate towards the bottom)
  5. Publish your dashboard as desired


Hope this helps!

Rookie Answered on December 28, 2020.
Add Comment

Your Answer

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.
  • This site made possible by our sponsors:   Tipalti   Celigo   Limebox   Become a Sponsor   Become a Sponsor