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Ability to make record creation recurring on custom object


I have a scenario where a user opens a record in custom object and selects the checkbox "recurring". The interval can be daily,monthly,quarterly and the corresponding dates should be populated with respect to start date. The new records should be created at these dates with few fields data taken from the first record. (the scenario is same as recurring check box on event)

1) I am thinking of scheduling an Apex class which runs daily and fetches the records which are marked as recurring and if the date matches to today the record should get created.

2) or any third party app which can provide me this functionality.

Any ideas??

You may use scheduled apex to do this. Please review the complete article on how to implement this and the considerations at the link below