Dynamic External URLs pt 2

Yesterday we expanded on this week’s example by adding dynamic external URLs to our search result List. Perhaps your external system has more of a RESTful URL pattern. Rather than using URL parameters, your system may use a more path-like structure to access resources.

For instance, perhaps you have that system located at http://myservice.com, and the typical path to a Project in that system is like http://myservice.com/project/12345/

It is common to store the ID of a record from an external system in NetSuite’s externalid field, so we would need to employ the dynamic property of setURL:

    id: "recordurl",
    type: ui.FieldType.URL,
    label: "Project Link"
    url: "recordurl",
    dynamic: true

Then we would update our data source to set the recordurl field correctly:

function resultToObject(result) {
    return {
        recordurl: "http://myservice.com/project/" + result.id,
       // ...

And that’s it! We’d have another style of dynamic links to our external system.

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

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