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batch example in developer edition

How to try batch apex example in developer edition ?
SandhyaSandhya (Salesforce Developers) 
Batch Apex is exposed as an interface that must be implemented by the developer. Batch jobs can be programmatically invoked at runtime using Apex.
Need of Batch Apex: - As you all might know about the salesforce governor limits on its data. When you want to fetch thousands of records or fire DML on thousands of rows on objects it is very complex in salesforce and it does not allow you to operate on more than certain number of records which satisfies the Governor limits.
But for medium to large enterprises, it is essential to manage thousands of records every day. Adding/editing/deleting them when needed.
Salesforce has come up with a powerful concept called Batch Apex. Batch Apex allows you to handle more number of records and manipulate them by using a specific syntax.
We have to create an global apex class which extends Database.Batchable Interface because of which the salesforce compiler will know, this class incorporates batch jobs. Below is a sample class which is designed to delete all the records of Account object (Lets say your organization contains more than 50 thousand records and you want to mass delete all of them).
global class deleteAccounts implements Database.Batchable
global final String Query;
global deleteAccounts(String q)
global Database.QueryLocator start(Database.BatchableContext BC)
return Database.getQueryLocator(query);
global void execute(Database.BatchableContext BC,List scope)
List <Account> lstAccount = new list<Account>();
for(Sobject s : scope)
 Account a = (Account)s;
Delete lstAccount;
global void finish(Database.BatchableContext BC)
                //Send an email to the User after your batch completes
                Messaging.SingleEmailMessage mail = new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage();
String[] toAddresses = new String[] {‘sforce2009@gmail.com’};
mail.setSubject('Apex Batch Job is done‘);
mail.setPlainTextBody('The batch Apex job processed ');
Messaging.sendEmail(new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage[] { mail });

//This is how the batch class is called.
id batchinstanceid = database.executeBatch(new deleteAccounts(‘select Id from Account’))
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Amit Chaudhary 8Amit Chaudhary 8
PLease check below post for Batch job

Batch Apex
A Batch class allows you to define a single job that can be broken up into manageable chunks that will be processed separately.

When to use Batch Apex
One example is if you need to make a field update to every Account in your organization. If you have 10,001 Account records in your org, this is impossible without some way of breaking it up. So in the start() method, you define the query you're going to use in this batch context: 'select Id from Account'. Then the execute() method runs, but only receives a relatively short list of records (default 200). Within the execute(), everything runs in its own transactional context, which means almost all of the governor limits only apply to that block. Thus each time execute() is run, you are allowed 150 queries and 50,000 DML rows and so on. When that execute() is complete, a new one is instantiated with the next group of 200 Accounts, with a brand new set of governor limits. Finally the finish() method wraps up any loose ends as necessary, like sending a status email.

Sample Batch Apex
1) Start
method is automatically called at the beginning of the apex job. This method will collect record or objects on which the operation should be performed. These record are divided into subtasks & passes those to execute method.

2) Execute Method performs operation which we want to perform on the records fetched from start method.

3) Finish method executes after all batches are processed. Use this method to send confirmation email notifications.
global class AccountUpdateBatchJob implements Database.Batchable<sObject> 
    global Database.QueryLocator start(Database.BatchableContext BC) 
        String query = 'SELECT Id,Name FROM Account';
        return Database.getQueryLocator(query);
    global void execute(Database.BatchableContext BC, List<Account> scope) 
        for(Account a : scope)
            a.Name = a.Name + 'Updated by Batch job';
        update scope;
    global void finish(Database.BatchableContext BC) {
Calling on Batch Apex
            AccountUpdateBatchJob obj = new AccountUpdateBatchJob();

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