Configuring Merchandise Hierarchy

To use Merchandise Hierarchy in NetSuite, an administrator must first ensure the required features are enabled.

Enabling Merchandise Hierarchy Features

An administrator can enable the Merchandise Hierarchy feature at Setup > Company > Setup Tasks > Enable Features (Administrator) on the Items & Inventory subtab.

The following features must be enabled before you can use Merchandise Hierarchy:

  • Merchandise Hierarchy

  • Custom Segments

  • Custom Record

To enable the Merchandise Hierarchy feature:

  1. Go to Setup > Company > Enable Features, and click the Items & Inventory subtab.

  2. Under Items check the Merchandise Hierarchy box.

  3. Click OK to enable the Custom Segments feature if prompted.


    Merchandise Hierarchy requires the Custom Segments feature to be enabled. If Custom Segments is not enabled you will be prompted to enable this feature when you check the Merchandise Hierarchy box. For more information, see the help topic Custom Segments.

  4. Click Save.

To enable the Custom Record feature:

  1. Go to Setup > Company > Enable Features, and click the SuiteCloud subtab.

  2. Under SuiteBuilder check the Custom Records box.

  3. Click Save.

For more information regarding attributes, see Applying Attributes to Items in a Merchandise Hierarchy.

Merchandise Hierarchy Roles and Permissions

If you use custom roles that you want to use for creating merchandise hierarchies, assign the following permissions to those roles:

  • Merchandise Hierarchy Level - Full

  • Merchandise Hierarchy Node - Full

  • Merchandise Hierarchy Version - Full

To assign these permissions to a role:

  1. Go to Setup > User/Roles > Manage Roles (Admninistrator) and open the Role that needs to be granted Merchandise Hierarchy permissions.

  2. Under the Permissions subtab, click Setup and assign the permissions to the role.