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For a non-programmer with almost no working knowledge of API, how do I make use and implement using describeTabs(). It says in SOAP API guide, "Returns info about standard and custom app available to logged in user as listed on top app menu" and this is what our group needs desperately but we don't have a programmer, nor do we have the budget to hire contractor to do it Pls. advise how a SFDC Admin can use this API to develop a quick and simple tool to pull the info needed. thanks!
Boris BachovskiBoris Bachovski
First of all, as a user you already have the tabs/apps available in the standard UI. The API is used if you want to retrieve this information from an external system, or if you want to build a fully custom UI using VisualForce/Apex etc. for which you must get a developer. So the short answer is that there is no short, non-technical answer of how to use or implement this method. The other thing is that it's not very clear what you're trying to achieve here, so that it even harder to answer.