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Ken BruntKen Brunt 

Custom Object not showing as a tab

 I thought all custom objects will automatically show up as a tab. My new object does not, yet I'm sure that it is deployed. Is there a setting somewhere that I'm missing?

Thanks
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Matthew LambMatthew Lamb
Custom objects are not automatically assigned to Tabs. The limits for COs are higher than the limits for Tabs. When you create a new CO you have to explicitly create a Tab and tie the two together. You can do it within the CO creation flow, or by going to Setup > Create > Tabs after you create the CO.

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Mark PassovoyMark Passovoy
You probably need to add it to your current App:

Setup>App Setup>Create>Apps

Click the current app that you are in and make sure to add the tab to the app.
Ken BruntKen Brunt
 Why would I need to do this? I have 2 other custom objects that appear as tabs but I didn't have a use the apps set up to do this. Also, when I view apps, it does not show the 2 existing custom objects. Hmmm...

Thanks for your help.
Matthew LambMatthew Lamb
Custom objects are not automatically assigned to Tabs. The limits for COs are higher than the limits for Tabs. When you create a new CO you have to explicitly create a Tab and tie the two together. You can do it within the CO creation flow, or by going to Setup > Create > Tabs after you create the CO.
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Tester TestingTester Testing
I have deleted a re-created the tab for the custom object.  I have set the tab to "Default On" on the profile and have tripple checked the permission sets.  But still the only way to get to this object is via the App Launcher.  This is ridiculous.  I have been coding all kinds of things for 20 years and I can't get one of four tabs to show up.  I have hidden EVERY other tab in the entire system for this combination of profile and permission, but it still does not work.  I think this is a bug!!!!!
Anna LuAnna Lu
I have a similar issue here as well. As I was trying to deploy a custom object, I was only able to update the field, but not the data in the field. Do I need to do the data entry in production again? That's not good...
Matt WillMatt Will
Not sure if anyone in this old thread needs another resolution but here is another setting that might be preventing a user from seeing the tab.  

Go to the profile that is unable to see the tab.  Go to object settings.  Scroll down through the available objects.  You'll notice a column called 'Tab Settings.'  

The available options for this are Default On, Default Off, and Tab Hidden.  To adjust the settings simply click the object and hit edit.  Then change the tab setting from Tab Hidden to Default On.   That should help.
 
Elodie MartinezElodie Martinez
Thank you Matt. Totally fixed my issue. 
Clarence TunstallClarence Tunstall
I tried to associate the custom object to the tab, but it dibn't work. I had to delete the tab, then create a new one and it worked fine. Thanks tester testing
Mark BesaansMark Besaans
In the "Custom Object Tabs" list, first check to see if the tab you are being instructed to create with the "New" button, doesn't already exist.  If it does, then the custom-object will not apear in the "Object" piclist under the "New Custom Object Tab" screen.  Your objective has already been achieved, but the Trailhead instructions do not reference this possibility and you could spend forever trying to comply with the instructions.
Michael PotterMichael Potter
I created a custom object but my standard user is not seeing the object. I go to the standard user profile and see the following:User-added image

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Siva BalajiSiva Balaji
Hi guys. i think i have found the solution. You could create a custom tab for the custom object while creating it. While creating custom object, just check the "Launch new custom tab wizard after saving this custom object " as shown in the below snippet. Then it will take some time to create a custom tab. Then go to Apps > Sales > More. Then your custom object will be there in the list.





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Erica St. AngelErica St. Angel
In case you run across this old thread and realize you didn't create the Tab when the Custom Object was first created, you can still add on - SFDC instructions here. (https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=creating_custom_object_tabs.htm&type=5) Go to Setup > Tabs > and hit Create New then choose your Custom Object.
Bri ElBri El
I want to first share that this challenge feels like it was purposefully confusing.....@Mark Besaans advice worked for me. I didn't have to create a custom object or custom tab.  I kept trying to follow instructions but ran into challenges because both weren't available. When I created the C.O it was available but the "installed package" tab was not.  I was able to move forward with the challenge and knocked it out no issues. 
Srinivas ChennojiSrinivas Chennoji
@Erica St. Angela... this worked perfectly...
Nindiya MahajanNindiya Mahajan
@Erica St. Angela -- worked for me. Thanks
 
Nirzhar PradhanNirzhar Pradhan
@Erica St. Angela: I don't see my Custom Object in the options for "Object" when trying to creat a new Tab.
Rajat BoseRajat Bose
@Erica St. Angel.... It worked for me. Thanks
Ricardo Paranhos SalvioniRicardo Paranhos Salvioni
Maybe this could help someone one day.

The 'tab' option does not appear for me in the Quick Search Box.

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I had to search in my org and found it there, on the right side.

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PAUL HENRI MENDESPAUL HENRI MENDES
Thanks Ricardo you helped me a lot!