Create, customize, edit, delete, or truncate custom objects to extend the functionality that standard objects, like accounts and contacts, provide.
|Available in: both Salesforce Classic and Lightning Experience|
|Available in: Contact Manager, Group, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, Developer, and Database.com Editions|
Managed Packages are not available in Database.com.
|To create and edit custom objects:||“Customize Application”|
Your administrator may have created a tab without any help. If you need help to understand how a tab for a custom object works, contact your administrator.
Your object management settings list the custom objects that are defined for your organization. From this list, you can:
- Define a custom object.
- Display detailed information about a custom object.
Optional features you can customize include enabling search and reports, tracking activities, tracking field history, and making the object available for the Salesforce
- To update the custom object definition, click Edit and update the desired fields.
The Allow Reports
, Allow Activities
, and Allow Search
fields are not locked in Managed - Released and can be changed by the developer in future releases of a managed package.
- To delete a custom object, click Del.
- To truncate a custom object, click Truncate.
- To view deleted custom objects, click the Deleted Objects link. The total number of deleted custom objects for your organization is listed in parentheses.
The detail page of the custom object provides information about various characteristics of the object, including standard fields, custom fields, field history tracking, relationships, custom links, search layouts, page layouts, and object limits. You can:
- Click individual items to display additional detail.
- To delete a custom field, click Del next to its name in the Custom Fields & Relationships section.
- Click More at the bottom of the page or View More below a related list to display more items.
- Click New to directly add new items.
The object limit percentages are truncated, not rounded. For example, if your org uses 95.55% of the limit for a particular customization, the object limit displays 95%.