Creating a custom object

Learn how to create a custom object that suits your business needs

Written By Frieda Yip (Super Administrator)

Updated at July 10th, 2024

The information in this section applies to admin account users

 

You can create a custom object on the “Custom objects” setting page. You can reach this page by following the steps below.

  1. Click on the  icon on the bottom left of the navigation bar
  2. The “Settings” sidebar will appear, you can then click on “Custom objects” under the “Contacts and Data” section
     

      3. Click the “Create custom object” button
 


Follow the steps below to create your own custom object.
 

Step 1 - Custom object configurations

First, you are required to provide the object name, which is the display name of the object across the platform.

The object key will be auto-generated if the object name is in English character. You can also edit it freely. The object key is the unique key, which will be used when calling our APIs or using third-party integration tools, to let the system know which custom object you want to operate on. 
Then you can define the relationship between the object you’re creating and your contacts.
 

Term Description
Property name This is the title of each of property in the record
Property key This will be used to distinguish properties from each other in the database. This will also be used for API call actions.
Property type This is the data type pertaining to the property, you can find the supported property type below
Required When this is enabled, this property is required to fill in each time when a record is being created

In SleekFlow, we support the following property types within custom objects:

  1. Text
  2. Number
  3. Decimal
  4. Single-selection dropdown
  5. Multi-selection dropdown
  6. Boolean
  7. Date
  8. Datetime

In each object, there is a primary property which is used as the main identifier and the subject of each record. On top of the standard property fields, you can choose if this is an auto-generated record. Once you select “Yes”, a “Prefix” field will appear, and you can set the prefix of the primary property. Prefix is the first 3 or 4 characters of the record identifier, for example, if I set the prefix as “TIK”, the primary property ID of the first record generated for the object will be “TIK00001”. The auto-generated record will be in number format. If you choose not to generate record data automatically, you will be required to create this property record data manually.

You can add any additional properties by clicking the “+ Add new property” button on the top right.

Once you have added all of the properties you want to the object, you can click “Save” on the top right of the screen.The object will then be created.

There is a limit for the number of properties you can include for each custom object according to your plan tier.If you wish to increase your limit, please contact your account manager.