Accessing List View Without Tabs

Have you ever been working with an object that doesn’t have a tab and you just want to look at the List View? For instance, you have a parent object of Account with a child object of Foo__c. Foo__c has a master-detail relationship with Account, so instead of making a tab for Foo__c, you just have a related list on the Account page layout. This list is useful, but it is only valuable actually viewing the Foo__c objects related to each specific account. If you are doing some troubleshooting, there can be several benefits of viewing a list of all Foo__c objects. Luckily, there is a very simple way to do this with a minor URL modification.

Example

Let’s go over the example above. First, let’s note how in this instance, the Foo__c object does not have a tab:

Next, we will want to navigate to any Account and view the related list of the Foo__c objects.

Navigate to the detail page of any specific object. I will select FOO-0001.

The important thing to note is the url – https://na15.salesforce.com/a02i0000008XdxQ. An important thing to understand is how the Id of an object is built. For our scenario, as Daniel Ballinger on the Salesforce StackExchange explains, “the first 3 characters are the key prefix that identify the object type”. This means, for the object Foo__c, the Id prefix is a02. This gives us the ability to modify the URL to https://na15.salesforce.com/a02, which will subsequently show the List Views for the Foo__c object.

Other Uses

Some other minor uses of this functionality include:

  • New Object – Add a /e to the end of the URL. From the example above, the URL would be https://na15.salesforce.com/a02/e
  • Recent Objects – Add a /o to the end of the URL. From the example above, the URL would be https://na15.salesforce.com/a02/o

3 Responses to “Accessing List View Without Tabs”

  1. Peter Knolle
    October 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Great article. Thanks Jesse! It’s nice because the standard objects are always the same in every org.

  2. Chris
    October 29, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

    Thanks for the post. Never knew this, and it will come in handy from time to time.

  3. Ayub
    September 7, 2017 at 2:10 am #

    Nice post!

    I got inspiration and built a chrome plugin for the same – to reach all list view- whether a custom object, tab or any setup element list as well as quick link with apex classes and triggers: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/salesforce-hit-the-list/emjeecoeojjncobbfekhfboajgnpcojc

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