How to Create Custom Object Tabs in Salesforce Lightning

Custom Object Tab

Custom Object Tabs are user interface components that display custom Object data or other web content to users in Salesforce. They help users interact with data quickly.

Tabs can be found at top of Salesforce.

Tab in Salesforce
Tab in Salesforce

Custom Object Tabs

Custom object tabs help users to display the records or data of custom object in a user interface tab. They also help to find, create, edit and delete the data in your custom objects. Custom object tabs look and behave the same as the standard tabs which are provided by Salesforce.

How to Create Custom Object Tabs

We are going to create a Custom Object Tab for a custom object called Student. We have already created a custom Student Object

Go to setup

Tab in Salesforce

Go to in setup menu
Search for tabs in the quick search

Click on New

new object tab

Click on the New button in the custom object tabs

Select custom object

Select Object for tab

The user can select a custom object from an existing one,
choose a tab style,
and click on Next.
i.e. We selected student object

Choose the user profiles

choose user profile custom tab

Choose the user profiles for which the new custom tab will be available
Click Next

Choose the custom apps

choose apps

Choose apps for which the new custom tab should be available
Click Save

Tab created


Custom object Student Tab is created

Go to the home page

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Go to the home page
Find the Student tab as a navigation item

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What is the custom object tab in Salesforce?

Custom object Tabs are user interface components that display custom Object data or other web content to users in Salesforce. They help users interact with data quickly.

Why Custom object tab is not visible in Salesforce?

There may be several reasons why a tab is not visible. To troubleshoot, please check the following:
- User permissions for the custom object
- The custom object is in "in development"

Additionally, please reference the following Salesforce articles:

Custom object tab not visible for Users (
Tab is not visible after tab default on - Salesforce Stack Exchange
system admin - Custom Object not Visible in SF - Salesforce Stack Exchange

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