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Whenever I create a custom object without the use of wizard it doesn't appear in the list of objects to be able to add it as tab. Did I miss any step? Or should I always use the wizard? Thanks

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Can you check what you get have when you go to Setup -> Create -> Tabs and click New button in "Custom Object Tabs" section ? – melmoussaoui Feb 20 '14 at 13:24
@melmoussaoui Thanks!Got used to the wizard. Silly to have asked that. :) – MnZ Feb 20 '14 at 13:27
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As told by @melmoussaoui go to Setup -> Create -> Tabs and click New button in "Custom Object Tabs" section.

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u might have reached governor limits for number of tabs in your org.

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no I haven't, checked system overview ! – MnZ Feb 20 '14 at 13:13

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