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chvl narayanachvl narayana 

Please give clear information about batch size and batch job

Hi All, Hope you are supporting well
I have a dought i.e., what is Batch size ?
What is Batch Job?
what is the difference b/w these two?
and where we are using these two?
DeepthiDeepthi (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi Narayana,

Batch apex is when you want to do a bulk job, but if you do it in a regular apex you’re bound to hit the governor limits.
Batch size is number of records you pass to the batch classes to process it. Usually it is 200 per batch.

Please refer the below links for more understanding:





Hope this helps you!
Best Regards,
chvl narayanachvl narayana
Hi, Deepthi

the maximum batch size is 2000 and default size is 200 
and the batch job is 5
we can add 100 jobs at a time to the queue

can you sy clearly  above numbers plz


Amit Chaudhary 8Amit Chaudhary 8
Hi Narayana,

Below are just a Limits in Batch Apex
1) Up to five queued or active batch jobs are allowed for Apex
2) Cursor limits for different Force.com features are tracked separately. For example, you can have 50 Apex query cursors, 50 batch cursors, and 50 Visualforce cursors open at the same time.
3) A maximum of 50 million records can be returned in the Database.QueryLocator object. If more than 50 million records are returned, the batch job is immediately terminated and marked as Failed
4) If the start method returns a QueryLocator, the optional scope parameter of Database.executeBatch can have a maximum value of 2,000. If set to a higher value, Salesforce chunks the records returned by the QueryLocator into smaller batches of up to 2,000 records. If the start method returns an iterable, the scope parameter value has no upper limit; however, if you use a very high number, you may run into other limits.
5) If no size is specified with the optional scope parameter of Database.executeBatch, Salesforce chunks the records returned by the start method into batches of 200, and then passes each batch to the execute method.Apex governor limits are reset for each execution of execute.
6) The start, execute, and finish methods can implement up to 10 callouts each
7) The maximum number of batch executions is 250,000 per 24 hours
8) Only one batch Apex job's start method can run at a time in an organization. Batch jobs that haven’t started yet remain in the queue until they're started. Note that this limit doesn’t cause any batch job to fail and execute methods of batch Apex jobs still run in parallel if more than one job is running

Please check below post for batch job and scheduler class.
1) http://amitsalesforce.blogspot.in/2016/02/batch-apex-in-salesforce-test-class-for.html

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 from developer console
AccountUpdateBatchJob obj = new AccountUpdateBatchJob();

Let us know if this will help you

Amit Chaudhary
Mitchell McConnell 2Mitchell McConnell 2
I have a followup question about the batch job size and the number of batches listed under the Apex jobs screen.   When I formulate my query, lst's say it returns 1000 records.  Assuming there is a default batch size of 200, does that mean there will be 5 total batches listed?   My problem is that when I run my SOQL query manually, I see it return around 70,000 records, but the job only shows that 8 total batches were created last night when the job ran.   What am I missing here?  Thanks!
Hi Narayana,

.Batch means group of records  ​
Batchjob  contains all information about batch i.e when it has excueted?status?time? like that all information will be avilable .
Batch   size means how many records we are excueting  using that batch we can excuete up to 2000 records per one batch .if we do not give any size deafulty it will take as 200 .


anandi krishnaanandi krishna
i am krishna 
assume that if you are processing 1500 records and batch size is 10 how batch apex works
Raj GoyalRaj Goyal
Hi all,

I have created a batch apex and I am facing an error:- Too Many Query rows: 50001 in production.

Could you please help me?
Suraj Tripathi 47Suraj Tripathi 47
Hi Narayana,

Batch Job in Salesforce is specially designed for a large number of records, i.e., here, data would be divided into small batches of records of a specific size (batch size), and then it would be evaluated. In different words, the Batch class in Salesforce is specifically designed to method bulk data or records along and have a larger governor limit than the synchronous code.

Thank you!

Suraj Tripathi