Throughout this chapter, we are going to use the
RaceData__c object. We will be extending it with additional fields and running a script to populate it with some test volume data, before exploring the different ways of accessing it and processing the data held within it.
In the Formula1 racing world, a huge amount of data is captured from the drivers and the cars during the race. This information is used to perform real-time or post-race analysis in order to lead to further improvements or troubleshoot issues. Because of the huge volumes of data involved, the FormulaForce application considers ways to summarize this data such that it can be removed and later reloaded easily if required.
The following functionalities will be added to the FormulaForce application to process this information and help demonstrate the Force.com features described in this chapter. The Apex classes and Visualforce page for this functionality is included in the sample code for...