Update: this issue applies to ANY SObject tab (Custom + Standard), too.

On all Orgs but one that I know at the Account tab there is a first option "+ New Account". It looks always like this and this is the expected behavior:

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Now on one bad Org the Account tab just looks like that and the desired "+ New Account" option seems to be lost:

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I am sure, that some time ago it was there. I can't remember that we have changed anything. On other tabs (e.g. Contact) the "+ New Contact" option is available:

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Is there any way to get that "+ New Account" option back??

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The solution for this one is very wired and I would consider it as a Salesforce BUG. But maybe it is just a feature, that I can not understand.

In the setup, you can configure Account > Search Layouts. There the first row called "Search Results". It is strange, but I have learned already that "Search Result" has impact on the "Recent Items" shown by default for any tab, so I went there to check:

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Now we have added a custom button to "Mass Delete" records on nearly ANY object in Salesforce and I have added this button to "Search Results" in the desperate hope that it might add the "Mass Delete" feature also to the "Recent Items" list for the tab.

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But not only that the "Mass Delete" button is never showing for the "Recent Items", the selection of the button is killing the "+ New ..." for the tab. Removing the custom button also brings back the "+ New ..." option.

The expected behavior would be to

  • get the Mass Delete button also in the recent list
  • never to loose the "+ New ..." option by adding an additional button

So BUG or feature? I don't know...

  • this is a bug for sure Nov 11, 2018 at 13:33

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