When the Custom Object doesn't have tab and any relationships then how can i possible to create/view/delete a record in the custom object from salesforce UI... Custom Object contains only Text fields.


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    Any reason why you can't make a tab for it ? – Samuel De Rycke Sep 30 '14 at 13:46
  • Only reason I can think is if the OP is up against the Tab limit. But if not, just make a tab, life will be so much easier :) – Ricky Hewitt Sep 30 '14 at 16:39

If you know the object key prefix then you can view records of that object:

Let's say you have a custom object and its has key-prefix is a00. You can view its record by going to URL:

https://na9.salesforce.com/a00 (https://sfdc_instance.salesforce.com/objectkeyprefix)

Key-prefix is the first three characters of object's any record.


Open the Execute Anonymous window in the developer console and execute:

Schema.DescribeSObjectResult r = AdBookUdfMap__c.sObjectType.getDescribe();
System.debug(URL.getSalesforceBaseUrl().toExternalForm() +'/'+ r.getKeyPrefix() );

The corresponding debug log will contain something like:

07:56:09:031 USER_DEBUG [2]|DEBUG|https://cs2.salesforce.com/a16

  • How come SF makes it so hard to access an object's page if there's no tab associated with it? Why not have a button linking to the prefix url on the custom object's view fields page? – Arthlete Mar 8 '18 at 20:43
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    @Arthlete I'm not sure it would be useful to all users, as admins probably want to control which pages they have access to under certain apps. I did raise the idea: Provide an Admin page that lists all the accessible key prefixes within an Org – Daniel Ballinger Mar 8 '18 at 20:45
  • I did upvote that suggestion. Thank you for linking me. – Arthlete Mar 9 '18 at 17:25

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