NetSuite PHP API wrapper

v2023.1.0 2023-06-28 16:04 UTC


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A PHP API client package for NetSuite, pried from the NetSuite PHP Toolkit and made more consumable for modern PHP application development. All of the classes in the NetSuite\Classes namespace are code provided by NetSuite with a license allowing redistribution. The custom work provided by this library separates these nearly 2,000 classes out into their own files and allows the classes to be installed with composer and accessed using standard autoloading support. It allows configuration to be read from the environment, adds support to log requests and responses and provides a simplified client wrapper class (NetSuiteService).


Require with composer:

composer require ryanwinchester/netsuite-php


Instantiating the NetSuiteService class:

Any of the examples herein will assume you have already instantiated a client object using token-based authentication. The method of authenticating with user credentials was dropped from support by NetSuite in 2020.

// Token-based Authentication
require 'vendor/autoload.php';

use NetSuite\NetSuiteService;

$config = [
    // required -------------------------------------
    "endpoint"       => "2021_1",
    "host"           => "",
    "account"        => "MYACCT1",
    "consumerKey"    => "0123456789ABCDEF",
    "consumerSecret" => "0123456789ABCDEF",
    "token"          => "0123456789ABCDEF",
    "tokenSecret"    => "0123456789ABCDEF",
    // optional -------------------------------------
    "signatureAlgorithm" => 'sha256', // Defaults to 'sha256'
    "logging"  => true,
    "log_path" => "/var/www/myapp/logs/netsuite",
    "log_format"     => "netsuite-php-%date-%operation",
    "log_dateformat" => "Ymd.His.u",
$service = new NetSuiteService($config);

You can alternatively place your config in environment variables. This is helpful in hosted environments where deployment of config files is either not desired or practical. You can find the valid keys in the included .env.example file with sample values.

Previously, instantiating the NetSuiteClient with ENV data entailed using the static method createFromEnv. This method is now marked as deprecated and if you are using it, please change your code to use the standard constructor which will extract your configuration out of the $_ENV superglobal for you.

// Allowing the client to infer configuration from $_ENV
require 'vendor/autoload.php';

use NetSuite\NetSuiteService;

$service = new NetSuiteService();

Laravel Integration

If you're implementing NetSuite web services in a Laravel application, you might want to look at the netsuite-laravel package to streamline instantiating and making the client available to your app via the service container. In that case, you'll simply need to require the netsuitephp/netsuite-laravel package in your application and then as long as the client configuration is present in the application's environment, you'll have a client instance in the container.

Account-Specific Data Center URLs

With 2021_1, this library provides support to utilize NetSuite's new account-specific data center URL detection on each request. In practice, this lookup does have a measurable overhead cost. As such, I'd suggest using this feature only if your manner of NetSuite integration is such that you make fewer connections, handling integration in batches. If your manner of integration is to instead make many frequent, brief requests from NetSuite, then you will probably prefer to provide your data center URL explicitly and remove the lookup from every session.

// Recommended: Use your own defined data center URL (or sandbox, for instance):
$config['host'] = '';

// To allow the service to get the correct URL for your account on the fly,
// use the legacy webservices url.
$config['host'] = '';




The most common way to enable logging will be to do so at the configuration level, see the quickstart examples.

You can also set logging on or off during runtime with methods. Note that if you don't specify a logging directory in the config or at runtime, then no logs will be created. There must be a valid target location.

// Set a logging path

// Turn logging on
$service->logRequests(true);  // Turn logging on.

// Turn logging off
$service->logRequests(false); // Turn logging off.

If you require more flexibility in relation to logging, you can provide your own PSR-3 compatible logger (as of 2023.1.0).

Generating Classes

This repository always contains classes generated from the version of the NetSuite PHP Toolkit corresponding with the web services version denoted by the specific release. Release v2021.1.0, for instance, is the first release built against NetSuite's 2021_1 web services toolkit. If you want to generate the class files yourself, for whatever reason, there is code included with the package to do so, using the following steps:

  • Download the NetSuite PHP Toolkit
  • Unzip the contents into the ./original/ folder
  • Run ./utilities/separate_classes.php or composer generate


PHP Version Support


With official support for PHP5 gone since the end of 2018 and with PHP7 moving to security-only by the end of 2021, the versions of PHP supported by this package will start to be gradually moved forward.

For the time being, expect the following for netsuitephp/netsuite-php:

  • require "php": ">=7.1" as of the 2021_1 build
  • require "php": ">=8" as of the 2023_1 build

This will apply only to new releases of the package, so you will still be able to continue using the last supported version for your PHP release if you can't or won't update PHP.


If you need help with implementation, see the resources section of the examples file for some useful links.

If you believe that your issue is a bug specific to the custom work provided by this package (and not NetSuite's own classes that are packaged therein), then you can file an issue in github. Per the issue template, please include a clear description of the problem, how it is reproduced and the logs of relevant requests/responses using the logging features of this package.


Contributions are welcome in the form of pull requests. Please include a clear explanation of the reason for the change and try to keep changes as small as possible, which will increase the speed with which we can get them reviewed and the likelihood of being included into the master branch.

  • Make sure to respect the current required php version in composer.json
  • Avoid introducing new dependencies (no framework hooks, etc)
  • Please try to make all additions comply with PSR-12


Original work is Copyright © 2010-2015 NetSuite Inc. and provided "as is." Refer to the NetSuite Toolkit License Agreement file.

All additional work is licensed under the Apache 2.0 open source software license according to the included LICENSE file.