Configuring InsideView in Page Layouts and the Custom Tab in Salesforce Lightning Edition


This set of instructions is for all users who are installing the InsideView package. You can enable InsideView Sales mashup in Salesforce lightning experience using any one of the following procedures:

Configuring InsideView CRM View in Page Layout

The following instructions describe how to add InsideView Sales CRM View in page layout. To learn how to install InsideView Sales package, click here.

Step Description Details
1 Login to Salesforce

Log in to Salesforce CRM with a user who has edit page privilege.  

2 Select Object Select the Account, Contact, Lead or Opportunity object where you want to configure IV mashup. For example, select InsideView, Inc account to configure an Account object.
3 Select Contact and Edit Page

Select the InsideView account and go to Setup. Here, select Edit Page, as illustrated below.


4 Configure Visualforce components In the resultant screen after clicking the Edit Page above, scroll down on the left pane to click Visualforce as illustrated:

Drag and drop the Visualforce component on the page in any one of the following three configurations:

  1. Full Width


  2. Two-third width


  3. One-third width


5 Assign Labels In the above screen, fill up the red highlighted fields to complete the configuration process, as depicted below:

1. Specify a label in the Label field

2. Select InsideView Account Connector in the VisualforcePage Name field

3. Set the Height to 400 in Height field.

Note: When configuring the InsideView Visualforce component in one-third width, set the height to 600 in the Height field.

6 Complete the process Click Save to complete the process of configuring.

Once configuration process is completed, a screen similar to the following one appears.


Repeat same steps to configure a contact, lead and opportunity object.

Configuring InsideView CRM View within Details tab in Page Layout

The following instructions describe how to add InsideView Sales CRM View within Details tab in page layout. To learn how to install InsideView Sales, click here.

Step Description Details
1 Click Setup Home

After login to Salesforce, click Setup, as shown in the below screen:


2 Go to Object Manager

Click Objects and Fields and then click Object Manager.

3 Go to the Page Layout

Click Accounts to go to the following screen.

And click PageLayout, as illustrated in the below:

4 Edit Account Page Layout In the Page Layout, click the Account Layout link.

5 Add Account Details Under Account Layout, click Section and drag and drop it under Account Detail.


6 Enter Section Properties On the Section Properties dialog box, do the following:

- In the Section Name box, type InsideView.
- Under Layout select 1-Column.

Click OK.

7 Add Connected app  Select Visualforce Pages under Account Layout, click InsideView Account Connector, drag and drop it in the InsideView section you created.


8 Go to Properties On the InsideView Account Connector, click Properties.


9 Change the Visualforce Page Properties On the Visualforce Page Properties, change Height (in pixels) to 400 and click OK.

10 Save the changes and repeat steps Click Save to save the updated page layout.

Repeat steps 2 - 8 to add InsideView to Leads, Opportunities, and Contacts objects.

Configuring the InsideView Custom Tab in the Navigation Bar

The following instructions describe how to add the InsideView Custom Tab in the Saleforce navigation bar:

Step Description Details
1 Customize the navigation bar Select the Pencil icon in the navigation bar to customize the navigation items.


In the Edit Sales App Navigation Items page, click Add More Items as illustrated:


2 Choose InsideView Click All under Available Items and select InsideView by clicking the + icon.


Click Add 1 Nav Item.

3 Rearrange the custom tab In the Edit Sales App Navigation Items page, select and drag InsideView to your preferred location in the navigation bar.


Click Save. Once the process is completed, the InsideView custom tab is added to the Salesforce navigation bar.


Click on the InsideView custom tab to access InsideView directly within Salesforce.


 4 Enable the Custom tab from the Profiles When the Custom Tab is marked as hidden for your Salesforce Profile, follow these steps to enable it:
  • Log in to Salesforce CRM with your user profile credentials.
  • Go to the Profiles page.profile_page.png

  • Scroll down to verify InsideView in the Custom Tab Settings.custom_tab_hidden.png
  • If the Custom Tab Settings is hidden, click Edit and change the InsideView setting to Default On as illustrated.custom_tab_on.png
  • Click Save.

To install Salesforce Home Page components, refer the article, Configuring Salesforce Home Page Components in our Knowledge Base.

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