After installing and configuring Node.js and Gulp.js in your local developer environment as described in the section Developer Environment, you must configure your environment to connect with and deploy to a NetSuite SSP Application.
To configure deployment to NetSuite, you must perform the following:
Deploy Local Source Files to an SSP Application in NetSuite
SuiteCommerce Advanced enables you to deploy directly to an SSP application in NetSuite. When the SuiteCommerce Advanced bundle is installed in your NetSuite account, the following SuiteCommerce Advanced distributions are created in Web Site Hosting Files > Live Hosting Files > SSP Applications > NetSuite Inc. - SCA <version>:
Source – This folder includes all of the original SSP applications and supporting files and the sources.zip file to be downloaded and used for local development. All files in this distribution are locked. Do not deploy customizations to this folder.
Development – This folder maintains your customizations after you deploy. When the developer tools prompt you for a location to deploy your code, choose this folder from the list of options.
Use Gulp.js commands to deploy the files generated earlier in the LocalDistribution folder in your NetSuite File Cabinet.
To deploy local source files to a NetSuite SSP application:
Go to your command line or terminal window.
From the top-level directory of the SuiteCommerce Advanced source files (the same directory used during the developer tools installation), enter the following command.
If this is the first time you are running
gulp deploy in this directory, this command creates a sub directory called DeployDistribution. It then compiles the source files and outputs them to this directory.
When prompted, enter your NetSuite email and password.
The developer tools do not support emails or passwords containing special characters such as
When prompted, select the NetSuite account where SuiteCommerce Advanced is installed.
You must log in using the SCDeployer role to access your NetSuite account. Failure to use this role may result in an error. See Developer Tools Roles and Permissions for instructions on setting up this role.
When prompted to choose your Hosting Files folder, select the Live Hosting Files option.
When prompted to choose your Application Publisher, select the NetSuite Inc. - SCA <version> option.
When prompted to choose your SSP Application, select the Development option.
After entering your connection settings, the contents of the DeployDistribution folder on your local system are uploaded to the NetSuite file cabinet. This process may take a few minutes. Wait for the process to complete before proceeding.
The first time you run the
gulp deploy command, the connection settings are stored in the .nsdeploy file in the root directory of your source SuiteCommerce Advanced files. During subsequent deployments only the login credentials are required. If you need to change the SSP application you are deploying to, you can manually edit the .nsdeploy file with the updated information. For details, see Changing Your Connection Information. Also, during the initial deployment to NetSuite, the Gulp.js commands create a manifest file within the NetSuite file cabinet. This file contains the list of files uploaded and a hash of its content. On subsequent deployments, the Gulp.js commands use the manifest file to determine new or changed files. Only those files are updated during deployment to the NetSuite file cabinet.
Deploy the SSP Application to Your Site
After installing the SuiteCommerce Advanced SuiteApp, the Development SSP application is automatically configured with all of the required scripts and appropriate touch points. You must deploy the SSP application to the web site configured within NetSuite.
To deploy the Development SSP application to your site:
Go to Setup > SuiteCommerce Advanced > SSP Applications and then click View next to the SuiteCommerce Advanced - Dev <version> application.
In the Site field, select the site to which you want to deploy this application.
Only sites already set up are available for selection. If you have not set up a web site record go to Setup > SuiteCommerce Advanced > Web Site Set Up > New. For detailed instructions, see Getting Started.
After the SSP application has been deployed to your site you can view the site by navigating to the domain defined for that site.