How to add the 'Take Ownership' button on a Custom Object's layout

Add the 'Take Ownership' button to your custom object's layout

 Please follow the instructions below to add the 'Take Ownership' button to the custom object's layout.


1. Go to Setup | Objects and then select your custom object.

2. Scroll down to the Buttons, Links, and Actions

3. Click on New Button or Link



4. Label it as Take Ownership

5. Select Display type Detail Page Button



6. Select Behaviour 'Execute javascript' from the dropdown



7. Select Content Source 'Onclick javascript' from the dropdown



8. Paste this piece of code in the given area.


    var changeRequestToUpdate = new sforce.SObject("Change_Request__c");

    changeRequestToUpdate.Id = "{!Employees__c.Id}";
    changeRequestToUpdate.OwnerId = "{!$User.Id}";

    var result = sforce.connection.update([changeRequestToUpdate]);

    if(result[0].success == "true"){
            "An Error has Occurred. Error: " + 
        "An Error has Occurred. Error: " + 



 9. Click Save

10. Click Edit in Object Page Layout, on the right side of the page

11. Click on the Buttons, on the next page in the Object Layout section

12. Select and hold Take Ownership and drag down the page until you see a green part of the page



13. Click Save


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