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Meena khanMeena khan 

What is Detail page in salesforce?

Hi I am new to salesforce ,trying to learn 201

What is Detail page in salesforce? What is the difference between edit page layout and detail page.
Hello Meena,

Detail Page means : To Display list of fields of record in a layout.

Edit Page :  This is like a form where you get the fields pre-populated with corresponding record values , allowing the user to change in form and save record.

Page layout is a concept where we group certain fields by sections . 
Also just to make another note,

The simplest way to access any record for detail page by using record ID is :   https://YOUR_SFDC_URL/RecordID
Eg:   -- This would take you to the detail page of record to which the ID is specified. 

When you open any record , look in the URL address bar, there you can see the record ID.
DeepthiDeepthi (Salesforce Developers) 

After you create a record in Salesforce, the record appears on its own detail page. You can use the detail page to update the record fields or manage and track activities and common operations on the related lists displayed below the record.

Edit Page Layout: Change the look and feel of page layouts for standard Salesforce objects.

Hope this helps you!
JyothsnaJyothsna (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi Meena,

After creating a new record or editing an existing record, a user can see the information of the record, this page is nothing but detail page.

Whenever user try to create a new record or edit an existing record user can input the values for the fields, this page is nothing but edit page.

Hope this helps you!
Bart BoersBart Boers

I know, 7 year old question, but I'm trying to search for the difference between a detail page edit and an edit page edit because the difference isn't so obvious.
On a detail page of a record you can edit a record in two ways: 
1) by doubleclicking on a field which keeps you in the detail page, but allows you to edit fields. 
2) by pressing the edit button (or E shortcut) which will bring you to a pop-over screen from where you can edit. 

These two however don't behave the same. Detail page edits can't trigger Territory Assignment Rule Re-Evaluation and Edit page edits can (if you chose to show this checkbox field in the page layout properties.