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I have an object in my system that a Trigger and class is using. I need to add a field to that object but I cannot locate where it is defined. I am an admin and can apparently see all objects in my system except this one. When I look under setup - Create - Objects I do not see it in the list. I can pull it up in developer console but cannot add a field to it through the developer console. I have look at the class being used by the Trigger and it does not contain anything to help me locate the Object. I know it's api name. How can I use that to find the object definition to add fields to it?

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    Is that object a custom settings object, perhaps? Or a system object? As far as I know, the only way to hide an object is to make it a protected custom settings object, in which case it's only accessible in the context of a managed package; otherwise, it must be some magic Salesforce object. It would be helpful if you told us the name of the object, if possible.
    – mkorman
    Apr 29, 2016 at 19:05
  • If you would change your comment mkorman to an answer I will gladly mark it as an answer. As a comment if I can mark it as an answer I do not know or see how to do so
    – Ohmicron
    May 2, 2016 at 13:52

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Is that object a custom settings object, perhaps? As far as I know, the only way to hide an object is to make it a protected custom settings object, in which case it's only accessible in the context of a managed package; otherwise, it must be some magic Salesforce object. It would be helpful if you told us the name of the object.

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There is an chrome extension named MetaSearcher, you can locate any salesforce metadata by search them, then quick open them. It will save you a lot of time. Hope it helps.

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  • Installed it and searched for a couple of known objects with no result found. It failed to locate custom objects and objects created under the custom settings area.
    – Ohmicron
    May 2, 2016 at 13:50
  • Did you try to search them with object api name?
    – Allen Li
    May 2, 2016 at 14:04
  • yes I did use the api name
    – Ohmicron
    May 2, 2016 at 15:18

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