Whether you're using NetSuite on a PC or a Mac, this guide will prove to be an invaluable tool. It's filled with useful shortcuts and search tips designed to streamline your daily tasks and enhance your productivity. 

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1. Global shortcuts 
  • Alt + G (Windows) / Option + G (Mac): Access the global search bar 
  • Alt + S (Windows) / Option + S (Mac): Save a record 
  • Alt + A (Windows) / Option + A (Mac): Save and add another record 
  • Alt + R (Windows) / Option + R (Mac): Save and return to the previous page 
  • Alt + X (Windows) / Option + X (Mac): Cancel a transaction or close a window 
  • Alt + L (Windows) / Option + L (Mac): View the list of the current record type 
  • Alt + E (Windows) / Option + E (Mac): Edit the current record 
  • Alt + K (Windows) / Option + K (Mac): Open the shortcuts popup 
2. Navigation shortcuts 
  • Alt + Arrow Down/Up (Windows) / Option + Arrow Down/Up (Mac): Navigate through sublist lines 
  • Alt + Page Down/Up (Windows) / Option + Page Down/Up (Mac): Scroll through sublists 
  • Alt + F (Windows) / Option + F (Mac): Move to the first sublist line 
  • Alt + O (Windows) / Option + O (Mac): Move to the last sublist line 
3. Date field shortcuts 
  • Alt + ; (Windows) / Option + ; (Mac): Insert today's date 
  • + / - (Windows/Mac): Increase/decrease date by one day 
  • Alt + ' (Windows) / Option + ' (Mac): Clear the date field 
  • t (Windows/Mac): Autofill with today’s date 
  • y (Windows/Mac): Autofill with the previous day’s date 
  • Shift + t (Windows/Mac): Autofill with the next day’s date 
  • m (Windows/Mac): Autofill with the last day of the current month 
4. Miscellaneous shortcuts 
  • Ctrl + Alt + S (Windows) / Control + Option + S (Mac): Submit the primary button on a page 
  • Ctrl + Alt + F (Windows) / Control + Option + F (Mac): Jump to the first field in a form 
  • Ctrl + Alt + L (Windows) / Control + Option + L (Mac): Log out of NetSuite 
  • Ctrl + Alt + H (Windows) / Control + Option + H (Mac): Access NetSuite's help center 
5. Specific record type search 
  • Use the first three letters of a record type with a colon or caret (e.g., cus: for customer, con^ for contact, inv^ for invoice, emp: for employee). 
6. Search modifiers 
  • Use apostrophes for exact matches (e.g., “Ace Chemicals”). 
  • Add % at the end of a term for records starting with those letters (e.g., tech%). 
  • Use % around numbers for records containing that number (e.g., %495%). 
  • Use an underscore between numbers for customer numbers starting and ending with those numerals (e.g., Cu: 4_5). 
7. Advanced search techniques  
  • Use “OR” between terms for simultaneous searches (e.g., Te% OR Tech% OR Techno%). 
  • Hover over the circular arrow in the top-left corner to view your 12 most recently viewed records. Click to open or hover and click edit to modify the record. 
  • Capitalise the search prefix to open records in edit mode when clicked (e.g., Cus:Annexa). 
8. Wildcard (%) character in searches
  • The percent sign (%) acts as a wildcard, and can replace any number of characters in a search term. For example: inv% for all records starting with "inv." 

9. Plus (+) for inactive records in searches

  • The plus sign (+) includes inactive records in search results. For example: +customer for both active and inactive customer records. 

10. Common prefixes for searches

  • sea: for saved searches. 
  • page: for navigating directly to specific NetSuite pages. 
  • cus: for customers. 
  • emp: for employees. 
  • inv: for invoices. 
  • item: for inventory items. 

11. Advanced use of prefixes in searches

  • Combine prefixes with other search modifiers for refined searches. 
  • Example: emp:John% for employees named John. 

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