NetSuite is a cloud-based platform that provides various business management tools, including financials, inventory, and e-commerce capabilities. SuiteScript is the scripting language used to automate and customize processes in NetSuite. However, as with any scripting language, if not optimized, your code can lead to performance issues, slow processing times, and a negative user experience.
In this article, we’ll discuss strategies for optimizing the performance of SuiteScript code in NetSuite, so your business can get the most out of the platform.
In this blog, we will identify strategies and how to improve the performance of your SuiteScript codes.
- Differentiate the governance usage required by frequently used SuiteScript APIs
- Replicate the steps needed to offload long-running processes to an asynchronous task.
- Integrate a caching mechanism on your server-side scripts
API Level Performance Optimizations
One way to improve performance is to optimize the usage of SuiteScript APIs. By understanding the governance usage required by frequently used APIs, you can prioritize and optimize their usage, resulting in more efficient code execution.
Script Level Performance Optimizations
At the script level, there are several techniques to enhance performance. Module-level optimizations, such as organizing your code into modular functions, can improve readability and maintainability while reducing redundancy.
Script Level Performance Optimizations Overview
Code-based context filtering
Deployment-based context filtering
Module level optimizations
Improving Performance with N/task
The N/task module provides a solution for offloading long-running processes to asynchronous tasks. By utilizing this module, you can free up system resources and improve the responsiveness of your SuiteScript code.
Improving Performance with N/cache
The N/cache module enables you to implement caching mechanisms in your server-side scripts. By eliminating the need to repetitively retrieve the same data, you can significantly reduce execution time and enhance overall performance. The Time-To-Live (TTL) parameter allows you to define how long the server will cache a resource, ensuring data freshness.
|PRIVATE||The cache is available only to the current script. This is the default value.|
|PROTECTED||The cache is available only to some scripts:If the script is part of a bundle, the cache is available to all scripts in the same bundle.If the script is not in a bundle, the cache is available to all scripts not in any bundle.|
|PUBLIC||The cache is available to all server scripts in the NetSuite account.|
Let’s first understand how synchronous processing works:
Promise objects play a crucial role in managing asynchronous operations, providing a way to handle the success or failure of a task in the future.
This is how asynchronous process works; the following can be executed in parallel;
- Running N/query
- Calling API
- Loading record
Code Example for Promise:
Async / Await
The async/await syntax further simplifies asynchronous programming by eliminating the need for multiple .then() blocks (as in below code snippet). It offers a more intuitive and readable structure, making it easier to understand the flow of execution and control the asynchronous operations within your code.
Code Example for Async / Await:
|When you Implement||You get|
|Asynchronous Processing||Lower time-to-interactive|
|Concurrent Method Execution||Faster code execution|
|Flow Control||Higher code readability|
Efficient performance in SuiteScript is vital for delivering optimal results. By implementing the strategies outlined in this blog post, including API-level optimizations, script-level enhancements, and leveraging asynchronous techniques, you can significantly improve the speed and efficiency of your SuiteScript code. Remember, fine-tuning performance is an ongoing process, so continuously evaluate and optimize your code to achieve the best outcomes.
We hope you found this blog post informative and valuable. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about SuiteScript performance strategies, please feel free to reach out. Happy coding!
This blog post is based on content from the Oracle Learning Academy course and is intended to provide a condensed overview of SuiteScript performance strategies.