I'm extending the sitecore experience profile to add a custom tab to display my custom events and facets. i'm following this article: https://jonathanrobbins.co.uk/2016/04/19/extending-sitecore-experience-profile-speak-app/comment-page-1/#comment-730 However i'm stuck at the step of adding renderings to the "Custom Tab" layout. enter image description here

or even when trying to edit any of the already existing tabs layout. i always get the following errorenter image description here

i Can't add the placeholders and and DataSource to the new tab i just created.

Any idea what is wrong?

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    Are you using Sitecore Rocks to edit the presentation details of that item? I don't think you can do it in Sitecore directly. – Dan Sinclair Nov 8 at 17:44
  • @ Dan Sinclair yes i was trying to do it from sitecore directly. How can i use Sitecore Rocks and connect it to my Sitecore instance database? – Basant A. Nov 8 at 17:48
  • I would recommend following the steps in the article you linked. The introduction references Sitecore Rocks and has a link to download and install it. Once it's installed, you can connect it to your Sitecore instance. – Dan Sinclair Nov 8 at 17:53

In order to design a SPEAK application (or parts of a SPEAK application), you will need Sitecore Rocks. Sitecore has a good reference for this:

https://doc.sitecore.net/speak/development/using_visual_studio_and_sitecore_rocks

From the documentation:

You use Sitecore Rocks to develop exclusively for SPEAK applications. You cannot use the Content Editor or other related tools. This topic explains how to get started using Sitecore Rocks for SPEAK development.

To set up Sitecore Rocks to connect to your Sitecore instance

  1. In Sitecore Rocks, in Sitecore Explorer, right-click Connections.

    sitecore explorer

  2. In the Connection dialog box, in the Host Name field, select the Sitecore installation, and then click OK.

    web service config

  3. If this dialog appears, click Yes:

    dialog

  4. In the Update Server Components dialog, click Update All:

    update server components dialog

You can now explore a Sitecore installation with the Sitecore Explorer

sitecore explorer after setup

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