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Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, Third Edition by Jason Ouellette

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Sample Application: Missing Timecard Report

A common application of Batch Apex is to distill a large number of records down to a smaller, more digestible set of records that contain actionable information. In the Services Manager sample application, consultants enter timecards against assignments, specifying their daily hours for a weekly period. When consultants fail to enter their timecards in a timely manner, this can impact the business in many ways: Customers cannot be invoiced, and the budget of billable hours can be overrun without warning. With a large number of timecards, consultants, and projects, manually searching the database to identify missing timecards isn’t feasible. This information needs to be extracted from the raw data. ...

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