View records without creating tab

By | December 30, 2013

We have an object that holds some records and those records are not visible in any visualforce tab. In certain cases, the developer wants to see those records while doing the development in There are tools available that can be used to see the records for any object. e.g. Eclipse, Explorer etc. Instead of using any of these tools, we can also see the record in itself if we know the object ID.

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Let’s take an example that our object ID is a01 which doesn’t have any tab associated to it. To see the records you need to just append the object ID to your URL as shown below –


Where a01 is your object ID

You can easily find out the object ID in Apex code using the following –

Schema.DescribeSObjectResult clientDescribe = ObjectName.SObjectType.getDescribe();

You can also refer our blog post on how to get the object ID in JavaScript HERE.

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