I’ll admit it: I am EASILY distracted.
I would really love to come up with a completely credible, worthwhile excuse for not showing up in your inbox yesterday, but I do not have one, and it’s irrelevant. I will simply apologize for not writing you with a helpful tip or resource yesterday.
The bottom line is that I got distracted by a project, a problem that a student was having, and probably a few other things because I let my mind wander.
How often do you let competing priorities take precedence over learning? Many of you are juggling your normal job responsibilities, your clients, your personal life, and oh by the way trying to learn this brand new skill in SuiteScript.
I advocate that you explicitly block out time on your calendar specifically for learning, reading, or practicing SuiteScript. Sometimes, something comes up during that time, or you just don’t feel like it, or you forget.
Does that mean you’ve failed? Not even a little bit!
Should you be embarassed? No way!
Learning a new skill is a long-term play; conflicts are going to arise, motivation will wax and wane. It will happen, but you can’t let those interruptions get you down. At some point, if you truly do want/need to learn SuiteScript, you will have to choose learning as the top priority. It can’t always be the thing that gets shoved to the side, or it will never happen.
If you need someone poking and prodding you to keep learning near the top of your list, my Coaching program will keep you on track.
I repeatedly see questions like “How do I add/remove/change the Filters on this Search?”. The very simple answer is: “Like you would add/remove/change the elements of any other typical Array.”
Now perhaps that’s a little trite; if you’re not familiar with Array manipulation, here are many excellent modules from Free Code Camp on the various ways you can manipulate Arrays, and could be applied to manipulating your Search’s `filters` property:
- Use an Array to Store a Collection of Data
- Access an Array’s Contents Using Bracket Notation
- Add Items to an Array with push() and unshift()
- Remove Items from an Array with pop() and shift()
- Check for the presence of an Item using indexOf()
- Iterate using For Loops
- Transform Items using map()
- Extract Items using filter()
- Combine Arrays using concat()
That’s quite a lot of exercises, but will arm you with some great tools for manipulating your Search Filters and any other Arrays you might use in SuiteScript (say, Search Columns or Search Results!).