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Salesforce Inspector - A Must Have Browser Extension for Salesforce Professionals

On this blog post we will talk about this useful browser extension, its capabilities and how to make your life as a Salesforce administrator easier.

This extension adds a metadata layout on top of the standard Salesforce UI to improve the productivity of Salesforce configuration, development, and integration work.


  • Quickly view field information directly from a record detail page, edit page or Visualforce page.

  • Quickly view and edit all data for a record, even data that is not on the page layout.

  • Perform quick one-off data exports and imports directly from within Salesforce. Data can be easily copied to and from Excel. No need to log in again when you are already logged in with your browser.

  • View Org's current limits consumption

  • Simple access to user record details incl. simpler access to "login as". E.g. when hopping between test users.

Security and Privacy

The Salesforce Inspector browser extension/plugin communicates directly between the user's web browser and the Salesforce servers. No data is sent to other parties and no data is persisted outside of Salesforce servers after the user leaves the Salesforce Inspector pages. The Inspector communicates via the official Salesforce webservice APIs on behalf of the currently logged in user. This means the Inspector will be capable of accessing nothing but the data and features the user has been granted access to in Salesforce.

All Salesforce API calls from the Inspector re-uses the access token/session used by the browser to access Salesforce. To acquire this access token the Salesforce Inspector requires permission to read browser cookie information for Salesforce domains.


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