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Apex Tip: How to keep values during Batch iterations and get the total amount of records processed on final

As you know the Apex Batch structure has 3 basic method:

  • Start : This is only executed on the first iteration before execute
  • Execute: This method runs for each scope (more info about scope here) you defined
  • Finish : this method runs after the last scope execution

Suppose now that you want to know the total amount of records processed. The natural approach to that is to have a variable and increment on each iteration, something like this:

However,  total will returns 0.  The reason of that is Apex Batch reset attributes on each iteration  :(.

The solution for that is to include the interface Database.Stateful in order to keep the variable status over the whole execution.

Finally, you’ll have something like this:


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