Create Custom Object Salesforce

Custom Objects are database tables in Salesforce. It allows users to store information in the fields that they have.

In this Salesforce tutorial, I will explain how to create custom objects in Salesforce Lightning and Salesforce Classic.

How to Create Custom Object Salesforce

You create a custom object in Salesforce Lightning and Salesforce Classic. The creation of the object is available in Contact ManagerGroupProfessionalEnterprisePerformanceUnlimited, and Developer Editions.

How to Create a Custom Object in Salesforce Lightning

The following are the steps to create a custom object in Salesforce Lightning:

1. Log in to the salesforce account and then click on the “Gear” icon present at the top of the page.

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2. Click on the “Object Manager” tab in the “Navigation Bar”.

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3. Click on the “Create” dropdown and then click on the “Custom Object” option.

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4. Enter the following details:

FieldDescriptionExample
LabelThe label field is the name of the object that appears in the user interface in Salesforce.Delivery
Object NameThe object name field is the unique identifier for the custom object used in Salesforce API and gets automatically populated based on the object name.Delivery
Plural LabelThe plural label field is the plural form of the object label.Deliveries

5. Scroll down, and you can see that here, the “Record Name” field that also gets automatically filled based on the object label entered, but if you want to change it, you can do it.

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This “Record Name” is the field that is automatically created while creating an object. It is used to identify the individual record.

It has two data type options you need to set up accordingly. This field can either be in “Text” format or “Auto Number” data type.

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6. Keep the rest of the settings as it is, but if you want to customize, you can do that. Then select the checkbox “Launch New Custom Tab Wizard”; it allows the user to create the tab with the object simultaneously.

After that, click on the “Save” button.

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7. You will be on the page of the “New Custom Object Tab”. Here, you need to choose the “Tab Style” for the object icon.

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8. After that, click on “Next”, then again on “Next”, and finally on the “Save” button.

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How to Create a Custom Object in Salesforce Classic

The following are the steps to create a custom object in Salesforce Classic:

1. Login into the Salesforce classic interface and click on the “Setup” option given at the top. Scroll down to the “Build” section and expand the “Create” dropdown.

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2. Click on the “Objects” option.

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3. The custom objects page will open click on the “New Custom Object” option.

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4. Fill the fields “Label” and “Plural Label”. The fields “Object Name” and “Record Name” get automatically filled up based on the. You need to choose the data type for the record field. It can be text type or auto number type.

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5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the checkbox “Launch New Custom Tab Wizard” if you want to create the tab for the object. If you don’t want to create a tab, keep this checkbox unchecked and click on “Save”.

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6. Select the “Tab Style” for the tab of the object by clicking on the “Magnifying Glass”.

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7. Click the “Next” button, then click “Next”, and finally click the “Save” button.

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Conclusion

I hope you have understood how to create custom object in Salesforce Lightning and Salesforce Classic.

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