I have a custom object "BD lead" . When I try to make a report for this object, I am not able to find this object in report builder.

  • Try looking in the Category (section on the left of the Create Report window) if it's marked with All when you try searching your Report Type. Commented Apr 9, 2023 at 20:33

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When you create a custom object in salesforce. You have check for a check box in Optional Features -->Allow Reports. So please try doing that.

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    My flag is showing checked but my object is still not showing..Any suggestions?
    – user24034
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 21:16
  • Go Back to your object Setup > Create > Your_Object
  • Click on Edit
  • At the bottom under Optional Features, check Allow Reports and Save it

Also a kind of possible problem is after creating the report type, some fields are missing in the report builder. This is because of custom fields have not been added to the report type.
To resolve this,

  • Go to Setup > Create > Report Types.
  • Click on your Custom Report Type.
  • At the bottom under Fields Available for Reports click Edit Layout.
  • Then drag and drop the fields you want to display on report from right hand side panel and save it.

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I got into the same situation & found that if you expand other reports folder (Last folder ), you'll be able to find your custom object.

Hope this may help!

Thanks, Dhrumil


In my case, even though I clicked the "Allow Reports" button, I also needed to create a Custom Report Type in order to be able to create a report.

Setup > (search for) Report Types > New Custom Report Type

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