Bulk Scheduling Dashboard Refresh using Apex Batch

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One fine day, I was browsing through the questions on Answers Community. A gentleman posted that his organization had over 150 dashboards which need to be refreshed simultaneously at a particular time of the day and currently they are doing it manually, which I understood was a tremendous overhead. I thought for a while and started posting an answer pointing towards whats stopping him to schedule a dashboard refresh. But then I thought maybe I should check the documentation and what I found was –

  • “Run Reports” & “Schedule Dashboards” permissions is necessary to refresh dashboard and schedule dashboard refresh respectively. [AB : Ok, thats fine.]
  • Unlimited and Performance Edition users can schedule up to two dashboard refreshes an hour per day. Enterprise Edition users can schedule up to one dashboard refresh an hour per day. [AB : Wooh, Whatttt!]
  • Additional scheduled dashboards may be available for purchase.  [AB : Makes sense, performance…

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How to add business days to a date in Salesforce formula ?

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Many a times we come across requirements wherein we are supposed to set the due date to a certain number of days from a particular date. Most of the times, organizations insist on setting it to certain number of business days later. This is the point where many admins get stuck figuring out how to add business days to a particular date. I have personally seen many questions asked regarding this in the Salesforce success and developer communities. So thought of writing a post on the same which might help these folks if they have to setup something similar in the future.

Suppose you want to set it to 14 days after a certain date and if you simply add 14 to the value of a date field, Salesforce formula will also include the weekends by default. So how do we override this ?

Well, to do that we need…

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