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    Deprecation of HTML in NetSuite Saved Search Formula (Text) Fields

    Deprecation of HTML in NetSuite Saved Search Formula (Text) Fields


    Using HTML code in Formula (Text) fields can enhance the user experience, improve data accuracy and completeness, and help businesses get the most out of NetSuite's search functionality. As of the latest 2023.2 release, searches with Formula (Text) fields that contain HTML code will only display results as plain text. 

    Why Is NetSuite Making the Change? 

    NetSuite is making this change to improve the security of saved searches in your account. This change will also give you better control over who can insert HTML and scripts into a saved search. 

    To prevent issues with your searches, we have introduced a Formula (HTML) field that you can use to replace your existing Formula (Text) fields. Access to this new field is based on the Create HTML Formulas in Search permission. As a one-time action, this permission has been enabled for users in your account who have both of the following permissions: 

    • Create level access for the SuiteScript permission 
    • Full-level access for the Perform Search permission


    What Actions Are Required? 

    A list of saved searches currently including HTML code in Formula (Text) fields is now available in your account. You can access this list by selecting Lists > Search > Saved Searches with HTML in Formula (Text). 
    To avoid issues with these searches after the 2023.2 release, you should immediately begin replacing the Formula (Text) fields with the new Formula (HTML) field and test the results. Note that some searches may have been added to your account as part of a bundle or application and might not be editable. Bundle and application vendors have also received this notification and should deliver an update with a future bundle or application update.

    How to Change HTML Restrictions for Search Formula (text) Fields:

    By default, Formula (Text) fields that include <script> tags do not display script output. To avoid all HTML output from being rendered for these fields, select Disable HTML in Search Formula (Text) by going to Setup > Company > Preferences > General Preferences (Administrator). By selecting the box, the HTML restriction is enforced, and results for Formula (Text) fields that contain HTML markup display output as plain text.



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    How to Define, Customize and Access a Saved Search 
    NetSuite How-To: Dynamic Fields on Saved Searches 
    NetSuite Search Formulas & Methods Overview 

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