I don't have any more Tabs available. How do I view an Object's List Views even though I don't have a Tab for the Custom Object?

  • Did you want to make this a wiki question and answer? – Eric Dec 8 '15 at 18:46
  • Yup. This is also to promote the Salesforce Idea. Seems like it'd be easy as pie for Salesforce to put this info on the Object Detail page. – Scott Pelak Dec 8 '15 at 23:41
  • Then please mark the question as a Wiki so it is filed in the proper place :) Only you or a moderator can do it – Eric Dec 8 '15 at 23:42

To access a Custom Object's List Views without having a Tab for the Custom Object, you need the Custom Object's Key Prefix. If you have the Key Prefix, you can use the following link:

https://[salesforce domain]/[keyPrefix]


Key Prefix: a0t

List Views: https://mydomain.my.salesforce.com/a0t

How to get a Custom Object's Key Prefix:

If you can navigate to a record for the Custom Object, say through a Related List, take the first 3 characters of the record's Id -- that's the Key Prefix for the Custom Object.

Example: Record Id = a0g1a000001Eyg1 implies the Record's Object's Key Prefix = a0g.

Another way is to get the Custom Object's Key Prefix via Apex.

Example: Use the following in Execute Anonymous:
System.debug('keyPrefix: ' + My_Object__c.SObjectType.getDescribe().getKeyPrefix());

Please up-vote my Idea to add the Key Prefix to Custom Object's Detail Page for quick reference. https://success.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=08730000000DxNVAA0

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    In some cases, you don't need to know the key prefix. For example, you could create a custom button in a Visualforce page and use something like: {!URLFOR($Action.MyObject__c.List, null)}. You can use this syntax anywhere formulas are available, including most types of custom buttons, Visualforce pages, etc. – sfdcfox Dec 8 '15 at 23:04

I wrote a visualforce page to display the id and name of the objects then got the 3 digit prefix from the id field. then just like mentioned above you can take the salesforce url and add the 3 digit prefix to the end. You can also cheat your way to a few other shortcuts with the 3 digit prefix.


will take you straight to creating new for the object

After this you can create shortcut links to get there quicker. Once I know what the prefix is I like to add the 3 digit prefix to the description field of my custom objects so I can find it easier later

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  • Yea, I ended up doing the same – Scott Pelak Apr 15 '16 at 15:12

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