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Objects in Salesforce


Standard Object:

Objects that came by default in Salesforce. These are the fundamental Objects which is commonly used in most business.

Some of the standard objects are Account, Contact, Lead, and Opportunity.

Advantages of Standard Object-

  1. Save Time – from the above definition, you can see that these are the already present Objects in Salesforce, so you don’t need to waste time creating Objects(Custom Objects). You can use them directly in the Business Process.
  2. Smooth Functionality – If you use Standard Object, your process will be very soft as various Integration from the App Exchange uses standard Objects for the configuration for the smooth functionality. Salesforce also recommends using Standard Objects if they can do the job of your process.
Custom Object:

Objects created in Salesforce for the custom Solutions or Out of the Box (OOB) features. There are different and sometimes very complex businesses in the market, so for the company business processes, Custom Objects are used to build the custom functionality for the functionalities that can’t be achieved from Standard Objects.

How to create a Custom Object in Salesforce?

First of all, you need a Salesforce Developer Org. If you don’t know how to create a developer Org, check out this Article(Link of the Article, i.e. How to signup for a Developer Org).

  1. Click the Object Manager tab.
  2. Click Create > Custom Object in the top-right end.

3. For Label, enter student Notice that the Object Name and Record Name fields auto-populated.

4. For Plural Label, enter students.

5. Before saving the custom object, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the checkbox Launch New Custom Tab Wizard after saving this custom object.

6. Leave the rest of the values as default and click Save.

7. On the New Custom Object Tab page, click the Tab Style field and select a style you like. The style sets the icon to display in the UI for the object.

8. Click Next, Next, and Save.

External Object

External objects are quite the same as custom objects, and the only difference is that External Object maps to data that is stored outside your Salesforce org. Each external object depends on an external data source definition to connect with the external system’s data. Every external Object definition guides to an information table on the outside framework. Every one of the External Object fields guides to a table segment on the outer framework. External Object articles empower your clients and the Lightning Platform to look and associate with the outside information.

How to create an External Object in Salesforce?

  1.  Go to Setup and type External Object and Click on External Object.

2. Do all the Steps the same as Custom Object